Choosing Resin Bound Gravel

Type, Colour and Size

Resin Bound Gravel – How to Choose

One of the major benefits of choosing a resin driveway installation is the range of ‘one off‘ combinations that can be achieved by either mixing different colours of gravel, different types of gravel, or even different sizes.

These variations create unique looks – setting your driveway apart from those using standard surfacing options.


A modern resin design complimenting a modern design house.

Different Types of Resin Bound Gravel

Resin bound gravel will be either granite, flint or quartz.

But before it can be used on driveway installations it has to be specially treated and this involves grading (sizing) then washing and finally drying.

As part of the preparation process gravel is ‘tumbled.‘ This ensures all finer particles (dust) are separated – this is a very important part of the process because for gravel to bond properly it must be completely ‘clean.

Finally, bone dry gravel is vacuum packed and kept moisture free until installation.

If this process isn’t followed exactly there will be problems with installation.

How long can a resin bound driveway last – The burning question

Colour Blends of Resin Bound Gravel 

If the desired finished look of your driveway is to blend in with its surroundings (house, garage, walling, garden etc) then choosing gravel or a colour combination that closely matches the surroundings is best.

In contrast, if you’re looking for striking and bold choosing a mixture of gravels that stand out will be satisfying.

Unlike other driveway surfacing products the unique colour combinations and subtle shades are what really set a resin bound driveway apart.


Some examples of Resin Bound Gravel Colours

Silver Granite

Rustic Red


Slate Grey



Ennis Grey

Tuscan Pearl

Resin Bound Gravel – Difference In Sizes

The size of gravel ranges from 0.1mm to 10 mm.

Generally, most driveway installations will use resin bound gravel of sizes between 3-8mm.

Smaller size gravel maybe mixed in or used to fill smaller gaps and  the use of larger size gravel (10mm) can go into tree pits or surrounding border areas.

Of course, like most things in life variety is key!

But avoid choosing mish – mash of colours, sizes and types as this may become too ‘busy‘.


A stunning Resin Driveway framed with Block Paving


First of all ask yourself – am I looking for attention or do I just want to blend in?

You can then choose which colour blends to use that best fit your personal choice.

Detailed information on resin bound gravel types can be found from the resin bound gravel supplier below:


Other informative posts on resin:

Resin driveways VS Block Paving driveways

Resin driveways – Reducing the cost

Driveway Design Ideas

Do you know how much gravel you actually need for your driveway? Find out here!

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