Flagstone Pavers Installation in San Diego and Orange County
Because of its aesthetic versatility and high durability, natural flagstone is a material that has been used in flooring for centuries. Distinguishing itself as the material used for palaces (such as the far-flung Lindisfarne Castle in the UK) and quaint cottages alike, this stone is easy to work with, naturally strong, and simple to maintain.
As a more durable and controlled material, pavers mimicking the look of natural flagstone is a highly sought after paving material. Learn about the benefits of installing flagstone pavers and why they are a great choice for your home.
Natural Flagstone vs Flagstone Pavers
Flagstone is an umbrella term for a number of sedimentary and metamorphic rock formations. Usually it is made up of sandstone with other elements like quartz mixed in. Natural flagstone, however, can cover a few different kinds of sedimentary stone with similar physical properties. The most important of these properties is that layers of these pressurized stone variants can be hewn carefully into thin slabs for ease of installation and transportation.
Flagstone pavers on the other hand are manufactured in a controlled environment, and are typically made of concrete. Since they are poured, they don’t have the layers of natural stone, and are more durable.
To learn more about the main differences between the two, check out our flagstone pavers guide.
Benefits of Flagstone Pavers
Flagstone pavers are an extremely versatile material that make it particularly ideal for paver patios, decks, and walkways around the house.
Flagstone pavers can be applied for different stylistic choices that are common to landscaping projects. With different flagstone paver options, it is simple to lay regular patterns which provide an elegant and modern looking outdoor space, if that is what you are looking for. On the other hand, if your outdoor space has a more natural feel to it, flagstone pavers can be laid more creatively in irregular patterns known as “crazy paving”. This style is a great way to show off your personal aesthetic with something more organic. In addition, this natural style can give a feeling of rustic appeal to your walkway even allowing moss or grass to grow organically between stones. Or, either style can be mortared together to create a smooth block of flagstone patio or walkway that is basically impervious to weed growth.
Flagstone pavers come in a wide variety of earth tones including reds, browns and grays that can be featured as part of an overall landscaping atmosphere.
Flagstone pavers boast a high density and absorbs almost no moisture, unless permeable pavers are selected. This means it has an exceptionally long life-span without needing maintenance and can withstand temperature fluctuations as well as extreme weather events. The low moisture content and interlocking installation allows them to freeze and thaw year after year, without suffering damage. It can also withstand heavy traffic with no damaging effects.
The safety features of the material you use for your exteriors is of paramount importance. The non-slip surface of flagstone pavers make it perfect for pool decks and walkways. In addition, because of how it is generally installed, it can handle run-off water well, lowering the possibility of puddles or ice patches.
Flagstone pavers made from concrete are resistant to cracks, breaks, and fissures. Because the stones are separate pieces, if anything were to happen to one stone, it can be easily replaced.
Compared to the cost of natural flagstone, flagstone pavers are typically half the price. Not only is the material cost kind to your wallet, they last over 25 years and can maintain your property’s curb appeal. In the case of repairs, they can easily be replaced with a new piece since they are manufactured, cutting down on the costs of an entirely new installation.
Flagstone Paver Stone Applications
Because of its many benefits, flagstone pavers are an ideal material to use in outdoor spaces like:
- Pool decks
If you have a project that requires the installation of flagstone pavers, we have the expertise to make that install stress free from the beginning. Fill out a free estimate or contact us with any questions! Our experienced crew will create the flagstone featured outdoor space that you have been dreaming about.