NatraTex Cotswold Surfacing

The Benefits Of Using Self-Binding Gravel Alternatives For Your Landscaping Projects

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Gravel is a very popular choice in landscaping projects across the UK for many reasons. Self-binding gravel is made up of tiny particles that are compressed to stick together. Usually, self-binding gravel is laid and rolled to create cohesion, in order to make it less likely for the tiny particles to be displaced. Despite being compressed, it is not weed resistant and the tiny particles can still become displaced after heavy footfall. For that reason, self-binding gravel needs to be well-maintained by removing weeds and having it smoothed over now and again to bring back its original aesthetic appearance. 

Why Choose Self-Binding Alternatives?

If high maintenance and weeds are deal breakers in a surfacing product, it might be worth your while to look into self-binding gravel alternatives that are weed resistant and require less maintenance. Our NatraTex products offer both of these qualities as well as many great benefits including:


The first reason why you should consider NatraTex as your self-binding gravel alternative product is because NatraTex’s products are very durable. Its highly compressive strength means it can withstand much more footfall before it needs any maintenance, compared to self-binding gravel. This increased durability means that NatraTex’s products are much less likely to crack and become damaged over time.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Being aesthetically pleasing means you can easily achieve the look you want in your landscaping project. NatraTex is an ideal solution for decorative landscaping as it offers a range of asphalt surfacing products to choose between, from neutral tones using NatraTex Cotswold to vibrant colours using NatraTex Colour, offering many aesthetically pleasing options for your landscaping project. A great example of NatraTex Cotswold being used in landscaping is on playgrounds to add colour and design as well as on MUGA’s and all-weather sports pitches to add surface markings.


One of NatraTex’s missions is to make their products as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. That is why we developed NatraTex Eco, which contains a minimum of 50% recycled materials. While the environment and sustainability is at the forefront of our minds, we have gone to great lengths to design an eco-friendly product that also performs just as well as our other products to create attractive, safe and sustainable landscaping applications. 

Self-Binding Gravel Alternatives From NatraTex

NatraTex offers a wide range of asphalt surfacing products for a wide range of landscaping projects. Whether you’re looking to lay decorative paving with our NatraTex Eco or are looking to resurface park footpaths with our NatraTex Cotswold, NatraTex can provide you with high-quality surfacing products designed to improve your space. For any questions on our surfacing products, please contact us.