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Rhinegold Gravel

Exquisite European Amber Stones

27 May 2024

Close up of rhinegold gravel

By Ben Parrot - Landscape Gardener & Amateur Geologist

Classification:

Stone landscaping material and construction aggregate

Geological name(s):

Nonfoliated metamorphic rock

Other Name(s):

Rhinegold gravel 10mm

Overview

Welcome to the only encyclopaedia for decorative aggregates and landscaping materials. Rhinegold gravel is a scarce and exquisite, golden yellow and bronze European decorative aggregate, renowned for its unique aesthetic and versatility in both indoor and outdoor design. Rhinegold gravel, is a mid-priced and hard-wearing coloured shingle that provides a bright substrate for creating wonderful contrasts and with feature hints of white and amber tones.

This is a comprehensive encyclopaedia listing about Rhinegold gravel, a hardscape and construction aggregate. It details the product's specifications, accompanied by photographs, and outlines its benefits, applications, and incompatibilities as a landscaping material. Additionally, this entry serves as a gateway to a wealth of DIY resources, with a list of comparable alternatives, articles offering design inspiration and fundamental principles, and a collection of straightforward, step-by-step instructions for constructing your own hardscaping features.

Rhinegold Gravel Specifications

material

colour

shape

sizes

fall safety

price

Quartz

6-20mm

durability

fish friendly

eco friendly

degradability

ph

diy friendly

Non-degradable

Neutral

Material

Quartzite

Colour

Golden yellows, white, bronze and amber

Shape

Rounded to sub-angular 

Gold yellow and bronze gravel

Size Range

6-20mm (0.25 - 0.8")

Rhinegold gravel 10mm

Fall Safety

Unsuitable for play surfaces

Price

Mid

Durability

High

Fish Friendly

Yes

Close up of rhinegold shingle. Jpg

Eco-friendly

Yes

Degradability

Non-degradable

pH

Neutral

DIY-Friendly

Yes

Rhinegold 6 10mm gravel. Jpg

Benefits

Decorative aggregates like Rhinegold gravel with bright tones offer numerous benefits for garden and landscaping designs. They're aesthetically pleasing, require minimal maintenance, and provide excellent drainage. These aggregates can also help suppress weed growth, allowing plants to develop naturally and are a sustainable choice for environmentally conscious designs.

Rhinegold gravel, with its beautiful blend of golden yellows, white, bronze and amber tones, offers a visually stunning option for gardens and landscapes. Its nicely rounded shape and size make it comfortable underfoot, ideal for paths and walkways. Moreover, it reflects light beautifully, adding a warm, inviting glow to any setting.

  • Inhibits weeds
  • Improves drainage
  • Hard-wearing
  • Eco-friendly, sustainable
  • Low-maintenance
  • Moisture retention
  • Versatile all-rounder
  • pH neutral
  • Transform space fast
  • Safe for aquatic life
  • Root protection
  • Easy to lay

Applications

Rhinegold gravel is exceptionally versatile, ideal for creating elegant garden paths and walk-throughs, as a form of ground cover in plant beds, or as a feature in rockeries and water features. Its natural colour palette complements a wide range of design styles, from traditional to contemporary.

Please note that the shape of this item is rounded to sub-angular. As a result, it may not be the best option for driveways due to issues with spreading and containment, as well as the possibility of pebbles becoming lodged in tyre treads.

In the following section, we list many common Rhinegold gravel uses. Wherever there is a hyperlink beside an item, an article from Outdoor Aggregates about the topic is available.

Gold pea driveway

Inspiration and Informational Articles

DIY-Friendly How-To Guides

Need to work out how many stone chippings your  project needs? Try our free gravel calculator.

Other Applications

Some other excellent applications for Rhinegold gravel include:

  • Base for terrace, patios or outdoor seating areas
  • Sub base layers
Golden garden with modern slate feature

Unsuitable For

The following list represents the kinds of applications that Rhinegold gravel may not be suitable for:

  1. 1
    Pea gravel is not wheelchair-friendly and can be challenging for individuals with mobility issues to navigate.
  2. 2
    Areas with fine plantings: If you have creepers or low-growing plants in your garden gravel can make it harder for these plants to thrive, as it may interfere with their root systems as they try to grow.
  3. 3
    Erosion control: On steep slopes or areas with significant inclines, the loose nature of the gravel can make it prone to movement which can be problematic on slopes.
  4. 4
    Loose-fill pea gravel is not ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic or frequent vehicle use. It can become stuck in tyre treads and also shift over time, leading to gravel being tracked into indoor and outdoor spaces.

Similar Alternatives to Rhinegold Gravel

The following is a list of decorative aggregates which are alternatives to Rhinegold gravel. They may offer you a more suitable variation on the primary colour, a more economical option, or a close substitute for cases where the base material may be unsuitable for the project you are creating, e.g. limestone is not fish-friendly, where slate is.

Name

Colours

Material

Size

Shape

Availability

Price

buff, white

10-20mm (0.4-0.8")

angular

UK, USA, EU

grey speckled

Granite

3-20mm (0.12-0.8")

angular

UK, USA, EU

pale yellow

5-20mm (0.2-0.8")

angular

UK, USA

black, white, grey, red

6-20mm (0.25-0.8")

angular

UK, USA, EU

golden, brown

Flint

10-20mm (0.4-0.8")

rounded

UK, USA

white

Marble

10-20mm (0.4-0.8")

angular

UK, USA, EU

Under £80

£80-£120

£120-£150

£150-£200

£200-£300

£300+

Maintenance

Hosing dirty garden stones. Jpg

Rhinegold gravel is generally low maintenance, especially when a heavy duty membrane is installed underneath to suppress weeds, with most work limited to raking and the occasional removal of debris. It is recommended to occasionally power wash the product in order to maintain its original color and prevent the buildup of algae or moss. Natural quarry materials may also have dust which should be washed off with water during installation. For areas with heavy foot traffic, such as paths or footpaths, replenishing the gravel may be necessary over time to maintain depth and coverage.

For more on how to clean gravel, read our article: how to clean garden stones.

Purchasing Tips

Natural rock landscape giants causeway northern ireland. Jpg

When purchasing Rhinegold gravel, consider the size options and quantity necessary for your project. Where available, it is cost-effective to request a sample to assess the stone's colour and quality against your design requirements. Also, consider the different sizes; for instance, Rhinegold gravel 10mm-20mm is suited to driveways and footpaths.

Our gravel calculator will give you a quick and unbiased estimate for your project needs just by taking a few measurements of the space. It is one of the best and easiest ways to order the right amount and helps avoid shortfalls or over-spending. Purchasing a KW 20mm bulk bag or ordering in loose loads can offer better value than purchasing in smaller quantities. Therefore, calculating accurately can save both time and money. It is also important to consider the delivery aspects, including vehicle access to the site. Additionally, you should check stock availability and factor in VAT and transportation costs if applicable.

Pea Gravel Resin Bonding Coverage Guide

Rhinedold pea gravel generally comes in 25kg sizes, and a 25kg bag will usually cover 1.25㎡ at 12mm thickness. The following information applies on a per bag basis.

  • For foot traffic areas, a thickness of 12mm with a coverage of 1.25m² is typically adequate.
  • For light vehicular traffic, such as motorbikes or cars driving on and off, then it's recommended to use a thickness of 15mm with a coverage of 1m².
  • For normal vehicular traffic, a thickness of 18mm with a coverage of 0.75m² is recommended.

You will also require ~800g UV stable resin and ~ 1g of resin activator per 25kg bag.

FAQs

How much does 10mm gravel cost?

The price of 10mm Rhinegold Gravel varies depending on quantity and supplier but is generally considered mid-priced.

Is 10mm gravel good for drainage?

Yes, 10mm Rhinegold Gravel provides excellent drainage ability due to its size and rounded shape.

What is 10mm gravel used for?

10mm Rhinegold Gravel is used for paths, garden beds, and as a decorative feature in landscaping.

What is golden gravel used for?

Golden gravel, like Rhinegold Gravel, is used for walkways, as a form of ground cover for planting, and in decorative landscaping applications.

There are many wonderful types of gravel and aggregates available for your project needs. Check them out!

About the author 

Ben Parrot is a landscape gardener and amateur geologist. He is the founder of Outdoor Aggregates, with the mission to create the first encyclopaedia for decorative aggregates. From natural stone through to decorative bark, these aggregates are critical to garden and landscape design, universally.

The problem: There isn't any place where all the different types of decorative landscaping materials and construction aggregates can be found, nor are the specifications of each type readily available. So, enriched by his extensive experience, and inspired by the timeless elegance and raw beauty of stone and rock, etched by nature's artistry over millennia, Outdoor Aggregates was born.