Timeless Style: Flagstone Inspiration
Flagstones are a popular and aesthetically pleasing way of paving walkways, patios, fences and roofing.
What is Flagstone?
A form of a sandstone, flagstone is a kind of sedimentary rock. It has been split into layers along bedding planes and is relatively easy to work with due to its flat, thin nature.
It can be shaped easily to suit different kinds of projects. Available in a range of colors, shapes, and thicknesses, its appearance is reflective of its place of origin.
They can appear in red, pink, orange, brown, blue, gold and even white hues. When used in areas that will endure heavy traffic or weight, it’s best for the stone to be at least one inch thick to withstand the pressure.
Benefits of Flagstone
No two pieces of flagstone will ever be exactly the same, as they are naturally occurring rock that have unique patterning and coloring. They are also supremely durable, saving you money in the long run as you will not need to replace it often.
Flagstones are also relatively low maintenance and fixing damaged stone is a cinch. Other than being aesthetically pleasing, they are also practical, as flagstone is permeable, allowing for ground capture runoff and reducing water evaporation.
It’s also possible to plant moss, turf or ground cover interspersed with the stones, providing an inviting and relaxing space.
Pavements don’t have to be boring! Create unique patterns and designs, or use different colors in different areas of your space to highlight any area; color selection can suit any mood you want to evoke. Flagstones are easy to work with; from spirals to zig zags, they’re flexible enough as a material to fit any project.
No two pieces of flagstone are ever the same – that’s part of their visual appeal. Larger slabs can be used for a more uniform feel.
Sip tea on your patio with slate grey flagstones, a lighter shade of stone that allows any patio furniture to stand out.
Flagstones can blend in seamlessly with a natural environment, especially in shades of tan and brown. It works for spaces of any size, from small patios to larger swathes of land.
Flagstones are versatile and can suit any space – for a more stately and regal feel, to a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. More importantly, they are a durable outdoor paving choice that can last you for years to come.
Pleasure Pools has been placing this versatile material around pools and stylish outdoor spaces for over 20 years, so if you’re looking for an experienced builder to make your dreams come true, contact us today!