When it comes to landscaping a multi-level property, stone steps are a must! In fact, they are, in those cases, the glue that holds a landscape design together. Depending on the colors and styles you choose, they can either be a centerpiece in your outdoor space, or a mere accessory that compliments it.
One major advantage of stone steps is that they are offered in an array of shapes, colors and textures, allowing you to really get creative with your design. From rustic and traditional to modern and eclectic, there’s no shortage of options on the market!
Not only are stone steps versatile in their design, but they also offer long-term durability. Take Techo-Bloc’s concrete stone pavers, for example. They offer long-term durability, can withstand freeze-thaw climates and years of pedestrian traffic. Plus, they’re offered in every color, shape, texture imaginable! What more can you ask for?
In this article, we’re breaking down different stone step ideas to help you choose the perfect style for your upcoming landscape project!
Maybe they’re real, maybe they’re Techo-Bloc!
Are you a fan of traditional backyards, inspired by English gardens and courtyards? If so, then natural stone lookalike concrete paver stones are for you! At Techo-Bloc, we’ve designed a vast selection of concrete paver stone steps that are indistinguishable from natural ones. Their chiseled texture creates the illusion that they’ve been carved by hand from a real stone. The advantage of choosing concrete paver stone steps rather than a real stone step is that they offer long-term durability. Natural stones can warp over time, but concrete can withstand years of freeze-thaw climates and pedestrian-traffic. It’s really a win-win situation.
Take our Venetian Slate steps, for example. They resemble antique Italian carved stone, transforming old poured concrete paver steps into elegant staircases that look better for longer. Add these steps to your landscape and you’re transported to a traditional Italian villa instantly. Our Röcka stone steps, another favorite among traditional design lovers, add a natural stone element to your outdoor project. These impressive carved stone steps provide a wonderfully wide walking surface for your traditional landscape! Want to add your personal touch to our traditional stones? Choose from our wide variety of colors and styles!
With this style preference, it’s important that you look for highly textured stone steps that mimic the texture of natural stone.
Featured product: Röcka stone steps
The polished look
On the other side of the spectrum, you will find modern design. Sleek, smooth, and monochromatic are all characteristics that best describe this style. When trying to find the perfect stone steps to match your taste, think of grey-toned steps with a smooth texture. Not only do they add a contemporary flair to your landscape, but they are also timeless and can match any exterior!
Take our Raffinato stone step, for example. Its sleek and polished look is the epitome of modern design. Offered in three monochromatic colors, this product will complement any contemporary home and will keep its form for years to come! Our Venetian Smooth is another option to take your modern curb appeal to the next level! In fact, its smooth texture and five colors will help you add value to your home! Not sure how to implement our modern stone into your landscape project? Talk to your landscape designer about Techo-Bloc. They’ll help you match our concrete paver stones to your exterior.
Featured product: Raffinato Smooth stone steps
Rustic design is pretty broad and encompasses many different elements. However, at its core, rustic is distinguished by its use of natural materials, such as wood and stone. The style is simple, warm, comfortable and earthy. If this style reflects your personal taste, then we have the perfect stone step idea for you: faux-bois!
Let us explain: our Borealis stone steps offer the appearance of natural wood, without all the maintenance. In fact, these stone steps will have all of your guests thinking it’s real wood! This aesthetic creates warmth in your yard and brings some natural elements into the space, without the maintenance of real wood. That means no deck staining, wood-treating or wood-rotting, ever. Our Borealis steps are also offered in three alluring wood colors allowing you to match them to your exterior.
Featured product: Borealis stone steps
Eclectic design is defined as being a mix of different colors and styles. This style incorporates many different elements of all three of the previous designs mentioned above. You will usually find a mix of different colors and textures in an eclectic outdoor space, which is why our edging stones are offered in an array of colors and textures for you to choose from. Our York stone step is the perfect choice for an eclectic outdoor space. This concrete paver has both a smooth surface and a rough carved face, which beautifully balances and complements other textures found in the rest of your landscape.
Its aesthetic is a blend of all three styles mentioned above. Its highly textured face reminds one of a natural stone, which could be linked to either traditional or rustic design. Its smooth surface, however, encapsulates sleek contemporary design, giving you the best of both worlds! For the ultimate eclectic backyard, mix and match these stone steps with different textures and colors in your outdoor space. Unsure about how to mix and match different materials to create your dream eclectic backyard? Talk to your architect or building designer about Techo-Bloc. They will help you select the perfect landscape stones to match your vision!
Featured product: York stone steps
Now that you’re inspired, check out our Landscape Catalog to learn more about the products that will bring your landscape vision to life! You can also talk to your landscape designer about what they recommend for your outdoor space. With many colors and styles of stone steps for you to choose from, we guarantee you’ll find something to your liking.