What are common stone paver angle details?

The angle detail refers to the edge of the individual stone paver. Some pavers will be squared off to create a clean finish while others will be made to have a rough detail for a more organic aesthetic.

Here, we take a look at some of the most common stone paver angle details to consider:

Bevel edge

Also referred to an arris or square, bevel edge is a common angle detail found on the sides of square edged pavers. It is typically a 3-5mm 45-degree angle but can vary depending on the product you choose. A bevelled edge creates a contemporary, uniform look and can allow for minimal joint thickness. It also acts to reduce the change of shape edges of the tile chipping.

Bullnose edge

A bullnose profile refers to the convex rounding of a stone edge. This creates a smooth finish and is commonly used for steps or coping around pools. Tiles with a bullnose edge are also used widely for the capping material of retaining walls.

Chipped edge

Paving with a chipped edge highlights the natural characteristics of the stone. This is a man-made rough edge detail that is typically applied to a spit or igneous stone and will give a textural look. It is typically created using a stone masonry tool known as a scutch hammer.

Tumbled edge

A tumbled edge can help create an aged, weathered appearance. This is achieved by the exposed stone edges being tumbled in a machine along with sand, pebbles or steel bearings. Unlike a chipped edge, a tumbled edge will have a smooth finish and can be used for coping and step cladding.

Pillowed edge

Pillowed edge features a softly rounded tapered look in a similar appearance to that of a pillow. It can provide an elegant, timeless aesthetic and is often seen in traditional homes with classic stones such as limestone.