Flagstone has become a popular choice as a natural stone patio surface material. With its durability, flexibility, and innate elegance, flagstone adds beauty to your outdoor space without being too expensive. If you’ve chosen flagstone as your patio surface, here are 5 tips for you.
Make flagstone permeable by leaving space in between pieces.
The spaces in between are designed to let plants, moss or grass to grow in between. This makes your patio surface permeable, allowing excess water from rains and other sources, pass through to the ground and avoid run-off and possible pooling or flood. Letting greenery grow in between also creates a more welcoming space and a softer trod for everyone, even pets!
Due to its natural color, no two outdoor spaces will look exactly alike!
Since a flagstone’s colors are dictated by nature, you can be assured of color assortment of each piece. This makes for a naturally interesting patio surface without any human interference at all!
Aside from its color, its irregular shape also contributes unique patterns. And when it comes to design, there’s no other better designer than mother nature.
Flagstone needs little to no maintenance.
While you might spend more installing it, you’re sure to save costs later when it comes to maintenance as flagstone needs zero to little upkeep. It’s also easy to fix.
Flagstone can be installed on top of a concrete base or on its own.
Having a base or not depends largely on which kind of outdoor space the flagstone will be installed. If its for foot paths or walkways, one might be better off simply installing pieces. Having a base or not will also affect the cost of installation.
Flagstone prices can vary from $3-$25 per square foot.
Depending on its origin, flagstone can be as cheap as $3 per square foot. If you’re unsure on where to source your flagstone, call us today for a free consultation!