What is Flagstone? In literal terms, flagstone is a shallow flat slab formed out of cutting natural stones, sourced from natural stone quarries. External paving stones like limestone and sandstone are primarily used in flagstone applications as these stones are easily cut and split to form slabs.
Flagstone Applications: Flagstone patios, walkways, pool decks and stepping stones are preferred amongst home owners as these are relatively thin and easy to install. Smooth flagstones are used to construct drive-ways, elegant walkways, around swimming pools for non-slippery characteristic of natural paving stone. Paving stones are set as two different options as in mortar beds and in bedding of sand. Natural stone suppliers can guide you with right option of paving stone installation.
Colors and Shapes
Wide range of earthy toned colored natural paving stone is used as flagstone. These include shades of brown, red, yellows, blue and grey as well as their combination and blends. However, it is sure that no two stones look the same as these are naturally sourced.
Rectangular and square shaped flagstones are available for symmetrical shaped natural stone paving. Walkways look ethnic with random shaped pieces.
Flagstone paving stones thickness varies from 1inch to 3inch depending upon the place of installation and budget of the person.
Cost of stone and installation cost
Cost of natural stone pavers is decided by the place thee are available. Cost varies from place to place and same holds true for installation cost. It can be decided based upon size, thickness, pattern and type of natural paving stone. These are usually expensive as compared with natural pavers. Flagstones are uniformly cut and shaped resulting in increase in their cost. Generally, cost is calculated on pr-square foot basis.
Thick natural stone is more expensive as natural stone is sold by ton and coverage by ton. Next is transportation cost and wastage cost. Transportation cost is area-specific while wastage cost is calculated as ten percent of total installation cost.
Ideally natural paving stone flagstones with two inches thickness are ideal but these can be increased or decreased as per the demand of the place or budget of the person.
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