Flagstone is a very popular and versatile landscaping material. Flagstone is a generic term for flat, natural stone that comes from a quarry and is used for a wide variety of landscaping applications. Flagstone can be made from many types of stone including slate, granite, and sandstone. Once the stone is quarried, it is either cut or split into flat pieces of various thicknesses. Flagstone can be further finished into regular square or rectangular shapes or left with irregular, natural edges for a more rustic look. Irregular flagstone pieces are fitted together like a puzzle to create an interesting and attractive finish.
Flagstone is available in a wide variety of colors, thicknesses, and styles. No two pieces of flagstone are exactly alike, which adds to its natural, rustic appeal. Flagstone is extremely durable and relatively easy to work with although it is heavy. Properly installed, a flagstone patio, walkway or driveway should last for ten to twenty years or more. It is easy to repair if damaged, requires very little maintenance, and is less expense than many other landscaping or paving materials.
Flagstone’s textured, non-slip surface makes it an excellent choice for walkways, driveways, and patios, but it is also a great choice for siding, chimneys, fireplaces, ponds, retaining walls, waterscapes, and just about any other hardscape imaginable. For walkways, patios, pool decks or driveways, flagstone can be set with mortar, sand, or polymeric sand making it easy to work with for do-it-yourselfers.
For more information about flagstone, visit your local landscape supply company. They will have many pallets of flagstone in various colors, styles, and sizes to choose from. They can help you complete your project or recommend a reputable landscaper to handle the job.