Flagstone in Nashville
If you’re looking for flagstone in the Nashville area, you’re at the right place. The Rock Place has many different types of flagstone to suit your individual needs. If you want to read a bit about flagstone and understand its origin and also common projects it’s used in, continue on. If you’re looking to purchase flagstone, you can skip on down a few sections to see the different types of flagstone we carry and why you should purchase with us.
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What Is Flagstone?
The origin of flagstone lies in the geology of the Earth, but ultimately it is used to beautify boring driveways, backyard patios, and steps, among other things.
Where does flagstone come from? First of all, flagstone is a sedimentary rock. This means that tiny grains of quartz and other materials are bound together by iron, silicon, and other binding agents under the surface of the earth. It usually develops along bedding planes, or layers of rock and can be found in various colors including blue, red, and gray (the binding agents determine the color).
Flagstone is mined for its flat nature, which makes it easy to cut and use for construction (in fact, it was used in building castles as early as the 13th century in northern Europe). It is a versatile and easy building material, as well as a beautiful addition to any landscape.
How Is It Used?
Flagstone has many different layouts and uses.
Flat-laying flagstone is good for patios, front porches, lining walkways and driveways, garden paths, and sidewalks. Thirteenth-century farmhouses and castles alike would even use it for the ceiling and roof of their homes. It is also good for flooring in a spare room or sunroom, where a more natural feel is desired. Some people add it as flooring to their showers and bathrooms.
Stacked flagstone is good for columns, retaining and decorative walls, fireplaces, fire pits, siding, and facades. Columns on the end of driveways, when made with flagstone, give a home a European look, making it seem exotic and pleasing to see when driving down the road. You can also use them to build walls. Such walls may not provide a whole lot of protection—unless it is very high—but it does create a visually pleasing barrier.
Sidewalks: Flagstones are ideal for use as sidewalks because of the naturally occurring smooth surface. In fact, many parks use the material for their sidewalks because of the utility it provides but also because of their beauty.
Retaining walls: Many people use stacked flagstone for retaining walls because their width provides a suitable amount of surface area. Surface area is good because it means stability. A retaining wall with a lot of stability will last a long time, and flagstone adds both durability and beauty to a retaining wall, whether it’s for your home or business.
What Types of Flagstone Does The Rock Place Carry?
Ultimately, there really are only different colors of flagstone, not types. Crab orchard flagstone, for example, really just means that the stone is reddish in tint. Sandstone, on the other hand, adheres to its name by its sandy and brownish color. Tan flagstone, is, obviously, tan. Grey flagstone is of course grey. So, really, when you’re looking at flagstone, all you really have to decide is what color you want.
We have all colors of flagstone for sale, from Crab Orchard Tan, Crab Orchard Blue/Grey all the way to Jamestown, Tennessee Tan, and Pennsylvania Full Color and Pennsylvania Ashlar. When it comes to flagstone, there isn’t a better selection around than ours.
Why The Rock Place?
So, why should you come to The Rock Place over other Nashville flagstone distributors? Because of The Rock Place’s “Big 3″: our selection, price, and material quality.
When it comes to selection The Rock Place not only has the widest selection of natural stone in Nashville but all of Middle Tennessee. This naturally extends to flagstone as well. If you want as many options as possible to get the right look for your project, our wide selection fits the bill. Our prices are also the most competitive in the area. We price our stone so that our customers get the best value possible. Finally, our material quality is outstanding. Our stone is durable, thick, smooth…in a phrase, our natural stone is of the highest quality.
When it comes down to it, if you’re looking for a flagstone distributor that’s going to get you the right material at the right price and at the highest quality, The Rock Place is your money horse. Give us a call at (615) 459-9200 or stop by and see our products for yourself at our stone yard off of I-24 east of Nashville in Smyrna.