One of the best types of materials that can be used for patios is flagstone. Homeowners often consider installing a flagstone patio because of the narrowly packed joints. These joints allow water to seep through instead of simply running off of the material. These types of patios also have a look that is very organic and natural not only because of the shape of the material, but also the various colors. The earthy shades of blues, reds, grays, and browns give a natural look to any outdoor living space.
Flagstone is commonly used for patio paving. Limestone, slate, and sandstone are popular choices for flagstone. It provides a durable and resistant surface. Therefore, homeowners find it the perfect choice when installing a flagstone patio. This type of patio surface will last for years if properly cared for.
The Advantages of Installing A Flagstone Patio
As previously mentioned, the durability, the slip resistance, and the natural look of the material are some of the advantages of installing this material for your patio and the natural look of the material. However, there is one more benefit we haven’t mentioned yet. Grass, moss or even a strong ground cover has the ability to grow between each of the stones.
In fact, several plants and flowers commonly grown between flagstones are popular among homeowners. The vegetation helps to soften the patio’s appearance. Some groundcovers are especially well-suited for this material, including:
Layouts and Patterns
Flagstone is a unique material in that it may be used to create a patio that is informal or formal. If you are looking for a more informal look, irregular flagstones randomly placed will make a unique layout. Some call this style “crazy paving.”
For a more formal look when installing a flagstone patio, lay the flagstones in a pattern that repeats. The rectangle pattern is a common layout for many homeowners.
It is important to note that the surface may become uneven. This is typically due to a deep freeze or bad installation. A professional installer would be able to install a base for flagstone patio for you and also give you tips to prevent this issue from occurring.
Installing a flagstone patio can enhance an outdoor living space. By hiring a professional installer, you can ensure the kind of professional completion of your project that will exceed your expectations.
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