front steps design and material question
We are going to have semi circle steps from the sidewalk to the front entry. My husband wants to use dolphin fin slate for the sidewalk,steps, and floors of the tiny porch/entry. I like them, but am afraid that the steps won't turn out right with a slate. So I am leaning towards salvaged brick. It just seems easier to work with brick in making the arc of the steps than with slate.
I got a sample of the dolphin fin slate and it is more brittle than most slates, but it comes in many sizes, so maybe a combo of the sizes will work. It is what we will be using in the kitchen, laundry, mudroom, and guest bath
My other concern with the slate is that it won't bring enough color to the house. We are going cream on the stucco and painting the bricks the same and we will have blue gray windows and greenish blue shutters. So I thought the brick would add a touch of color?? I like the buff blends rather than the reds
Could steps similar to the pic below be accomplished with the sizes of slate tiles dolphin fin comes in?
or would it make more sense and be easier to go with old brick for steps similar to this