The Benefits of a Flagstone Patio

There are many different types of stone patios that you can build, but one of the best kinds is a flagstone patio. It adds durability, beauty and value to any yard. Flagstone is a flat-cut stone that provides unique lines, textures, and edges for any patio. To learn more about the benefits of using flagstone, read on!

What is Flagstone?

Flagstone is a flat stone slab used for paving. It is typically rectangular or square, and is laid in a jigsaw like pattern. Flagstone is a sedimentary rock that has been used for paving since the early 1900s. The hardening of sediment layers creates sedimentary stone through intense pressure and heat. Sedimentary rock is usually made up of sand, clay or organic sediments. Flagstone is light weight, pale in colour and resistant to heat absorption.

It can be made of several different natural materials like shale, limestone, and sandstone. Flagstone can also be made out of marble. It comes in a variety of colours and the stone is always cut flat. Unlike other types of stone, flagstone can be filled in with various types of filling materials like sand, bark,and moss.

The Benefits of Flagstone

There are several benefits of using flagstone for your patio. Some of the most prominent are:

  • Highly durable, unlikely to crack and warp when exposed to the elements

  • Does well in various types of climate

  • Won’t be damaged by termites and pests

  • Commonly available, which makes it cost effective

  • Variety of colour choices available

  • Easy to work with, allowing you to create your dream patio for a good price

  • Variety of textures and styles available

  • Stands the test of time

  • Works well in high traffic areas

  • Surface promotes traction

  • Doesn’t promote water pooling

  • Increases your living space

  • Looks natural

Clearly, there are a lot of benefits to using flagstone for your patio! If you’re ready to create a flagstone patio, be sure to contact us today.

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