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Cobblestone flooring. 1/48th scale. KIT (1 piece per kit)

Cobblestone flooring. 1/48th scale. KIT (1 piece per kit)

1/48th cobblestone flooring Tudor/medieval, quarter scale

1 piece of 10x20 centimeters (4 x 8 inches) card, or balsa laser cut. The colour of the card may vary.

Flat packed and ready for you to choose your own colours and design.

Please be careful when cutting against the grain of the card to ensure it does not break.

Cobblestone is a natural building material based on cobble-sized stones and is used for pavement roads, streets, and buildings.

Setts, also called Belgian blocks, are often casually referred to as “cobbles”, although a sett is distinct from a cobblestone by being quarried or shaped to a regular form, whereas cobblestone is generally of a naturally occurring form and is less uniform in size.

Cobblestones are typically either set in sand or similar material or are bound together with mortar. Paving with cobblestones allows a road to be heavily used all year long. It prevents the build-up of ruts often found in dirt roads. It has the additional advantage of immediately draining water, and not getting muddy in wet weather or dusty in dry weather. Shod horses are also able to get better traction on stone cobbles, pitches or setts than tarmac or asphalt. The fact that carriage wheels, horse hooves and even modern automobiles make a lot of noise when rolling over cobblestone paving might be thought a disadvantage, but it has the advantage of warning pedestrians of their approach. In England, the custom was to strew straw over the cobbles outside the house of a sick or dying person to dampen the sound.

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