We usually refer to irregularly shaped natural stone slabs as Japanese steps, rustic and uncalibrated edges, quality and weather-resistant pieces used in outdoor flooring such as gardens. With a Japanese step we can create paths and tracks on surfaces such as sand, gravel, pebbles, grass (natural or artificial) or concrete paving.
Japanese white concrete step
Japanese concrete step
At Canteras el Cerro we are continually looking for new products with which to surprise our customers and keep us at the forefront of garden decoration. It is for this reason that we have developed the Japanese artificial grass, prefabricated with white concrete, with a circular shape of 38 cm in diameter and an approximate thickness of 4-5 cm.
One of the main advantages of this Japanese step with respect to natural stone is that it is a more economical product without any disadvantage in terms of resistance characteristics. In contrast to natural stone, the white concrete Japanese walkway stands out for its regular shape and eye-catching appearance, a perfect circle with a smooth surface finish, ideal for the most perfectionist users who want to create modern walkways with a great visual impact.
Another advantage derived from the shape and the material it is made of is its comfort and practicality when it is used, as it is not the same as stepping on an uneven and unstable surface.
Installation of Japanese steps
The Japanese step can be placed directly on the garden soil itself, on natural or artificial grass, on sand, gravel or pebbles, on concrete paving, etc. In order for the surface to be stable and comfortable to walk on, it is recommended to place it on a thin layer of sand (1 or 2 centimetres thick is sufficient), in this way the piece will remain fixed in the desired place and will not move.
In the case of the white concrete Japanese step, we like to emphasise its attractiveness by placing it on contrasting surfaces such as grass, black or brown sands, dark decorative stone, red and we love the way it looks on chamotte pebbles.