What is Flagstone?
Flagstone is an ideal type of stone for patios, outdoor kitchens, and anywhere that requires decorative stone. This type of stone is also very durable and comes in many colors and textures, so you can match the look and finish of it to your existing yard décor and landscaping.
One of the many reasons flagstones is the perfect stone to use around a pool is that it withstands water very well, which is excellent for an area where wet feet will commonly walk. Additionally, flagstone remains cool in the heat. Even when it sits in the sun, you won’t have to worry about burning your feet in the summer or having to wear shoes when you walk on it.
Benefits of a Flagstone Patio
Flagstone helps beautify your home, pool, and backyard, and increase the value of your home. In addition to enhancing the appearance of your home’s backyard or outdoor space, flagstone is also a strong and long-lasting alternative to materials like wood and concrete. With a flagstone patio, you will increase the usable space in your backyard, and it is an excellent way to increase the footprint of your home without actually building an entire addition.
Also, flagstone patios are “green friendly” because they are made of natural stone and last a long time. You will not need to replace your flagstone patio for many years – if at all – and the material is natural and comes from the earth.
Some Flagstone Options
Flagstone is technically a catch-all term for the many different types of sandstone.
For example, you may choose bluestone, which is a dense type of stone that provides a natural, non-slip surface.
Another elegant solution is limestone, which is made of calcite and looks terrific when it’s polished. As one of the most durable options you have for flagstone pathways, you can get limestone in almost any color. It’s also great for humid climates.
A third option is called quartzite, which is a glossy and smooth type of stone that is durable and is also available in colors like silver, blue, and gray. It holds up well to rain, as well as harsh chemicals, and is also stain-resistant making it a great option for an outdoor kitchen.
Plan Your Flagstone Patio or Walkway
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Contact Texas Fiberglass Pools, Inc. today to begin planning your flagstone patio or flagstone walkway.