Flagstone is a generic flat stone, usually used for paving slabs or walkways, patios, fences and roofing. It may be used for memorials, headstones, facades and other constructions. The name derives from Middle English flagge meaning turf, perhaps from Old Norse flaga meaning slab. Flagstone is a random shaped flat rock and has been used for flooring or paving for centuries. It can also be stacked up to build seat walls, retaining walls, flowerbed borders, veneer walls on houses and more.
Flagstone looks exceptional in floors, patios, walkways, and foyers. Patterned Flagstone has a formal, yet rustic appearance, which is great for creating beautiful patios and walkways it will also add that special touch as flooring. The use of this material will add a special charm to you project, weather it is a walkway, driveway, flower bed border, or even a fenced wall. Having a stone walk way drive way and patio adds not only charm but value to your home and give you the chance to do something unique with a common aspect of every home.
Patterned Flagstone is sorted by thickness into various groups. It is sawn or chopped into squares or rectangles. It can be used in any flooring or paving application and will give a cleaner, formal look. Available in several color variations such as light buff, tan to medium brown to provide a natural color choices for your design.
This is a building material that is becoming very popular as a patio choice along with walkway and driveways. While laying a concrete sidewalk maybe easier and faster it does not add much to the atmosphere of your home. And should you ever need to repair the side walk it becomes quite and expense where as with flag stone you simple remove the damaged section and many times use the same stones to make the repair.
If you are designing a new home or maybe you are think of making some improvement to your home, incorporating flagstone into your design will not only provide that unique look it will add value as the end result.