Do you know what the difference is between cement and concrete? While the two words are sometimes used interchangeably, cement is actually one component of concrete. Cement is a "fine gray powder of calcined limestone and clay". It is mixed with water and sand to make mortar; or it is mixed with water, sand, and aggregate (gravel) to make concrete.
You do have a different options when it comes to what concrete you use for your stepping stones. I suggest you browse the aisles of a home improvement store and experiment. Before you start, you might want to read through all of these stepping stone concrete tips.
Here are a couple of the options available:
- Quick-Setting Concrete - This is available at hardware or home improvement stores. I used the cheapest Quikrete, under $2 for a 60-pound bag. While it worked just fine for us and the price was right, it was a little pebbly and next time I will spend a little more money to buy a slightly better grade. I made 5 stones and didn't even use half of the bag. (compare prices)
- Stepping Stone Concrete - You can find this concrete mixture at crafts stores. It is made especially for use in stepping stones. This is bit spendy though; the average cost was about $5 to make 1 stone. This special concrete might be more worth your while if you are only planning on making 1 or 2 stones. (compare prices)
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