Coverage & Money Saving Tips
Use a base material
Using an underlay of a less expensive base pebble and laying the feature pebbles on top cuts down on the amount of pebbles you use. See diagram on right.
This should only be done in areas where pebbles are not going to be disturbed eg. by walking on them, as this mixes the 2 types of pebbles together and the base material becomes visible.
Use a base material of a similar colour to the decorative pebble. We can supply base material in 20 Kg bags or bulk bags for large areas.
Mix large and small pebbles together. The smaller pebbles fill the gaps between the larger stones and you use less pebbles to cover an area.
Shape and Size
Coverage changes depending on the shape and size of the pebbles. Flatter stones give better coverage per square metre than rounder stones, and smaller pebbles give better coverage per square metre than larger stones. See our coverage chart.
Pebbles in Grout
Lay the pebbles in grout. This gives you a greater coverage per square metre and is a good idea for areas you will walk on.