We love flagstone for many reasons. It’s naturally flat and it’s easy to use in so many different projects. However, because flagstone is more of a generic term for many types of sedimentary rocks, it’s often misunderstood and underappreciated. Wondering if flagstone is right for your next landscaping project? Here are some things you should know.
Flagstone’s Many Advantages
Perhaps one of the biggest advantages is that it’s relatively flat when mined. That is what makes it so ideal in so many landscaping projects. Second, it’s naturally non-slip. Anytime you’re looking to starting a project where people will need to walk, a non-slip surface is essential for safety. Next, it’s strong and stable. When installed properly, it won’t break or crack.
We also love that you can find it in so many different hues. Although most have a grey or tan undertone like most rock, the many shades can have pinks, greens, blues, golds and even near white. That means no matter what colors are already present around your home, you can find a flagstone that will complement it or contrast it, whichever is your goal. There’s no rule against getting a mixture of stones with many colors and creating a one-of-a-kind patio or walkway.
The flexibility in installation could also be listed as one of its many benefits. For a patio, you might want to consider installing it with mortar between the stones. This will give your patio a completely level and solid feel which is ideal for chairs and tables. If you’re planning a walkway, you can install large stones directly on your dirt and install mulch or allow the grass to grow around it. Alternatively, you can create a walking path with gravel between the stones. It’s also a great option for building stairs. However, you would want to use cement to ensure safety and stability.
We hope we’ve shown you how, no matter what project you’re planning, there are ways to incorporate this beautiful stone. The Rock Place in Smyrna has many options for flagstone and other rocks for you to choose from to perfectly complete your project. Come visit us at 475 Wade Herrod Road and talk to one of our team members about your project and we’ll help you choose the right rocks. Have a question? Call us at (615) 459-9200.