Flagstone can be configured in many different ways to form the basis of walkways or pathways through your garden, or as a patio suitable for all manner of outdoor leisure activities.
Flagstone doesn’t require special care or additional treatments after installation, making it a durable and aesthetically appealing choice for your landscape. Any natural changes to the stone do not detract from the overall look, like cracking concrete does in poured patios and walkways.
Topical sealers are also unnecessary, as they can make the stone more susceptible to staining and discoloration by leaving no escape route for moisture vapor that enters from the bottom.
An array of flagstone for sale near you is available at Sturgis Materials in Kansas City, Kansas. We are happy to ship or arrange delivery for our flagstone pavers.
Flagstone can be installed in a variety of ways, with two being most commonly used.
First is dry-set installation, which is similar to how a brick paver patio is laid, with a compacted base and underlayment, using string to determine size and level, and a filler material, such as sand, between joints.
Second is mortaring flagstone over a concrete slab.
Finally, flagstone can be set directly in the dirt to create stepping stones to be used as a walkway.
Your installation choice will depend on budget and purpose for the project. A skilled landscaping contractor can help you determine the best installation method.
Because flagstone is a natural, largely unprocessed natural stone, it can vary in thickness from half an inch to two inches. Each stone will vary in size, and can be tooled and shaped as needed to achieve the desired look.
Several types of flagstone are available that have been cut or chopped into squares or rectangles, if you prefer a more uniform or formal look for your flagstone patio or walkway.
Stone is a naturally occurring product, so expect variations in color and texture. These characteristics make stone a unique building material. Sturgis Materials cannot guarantee an exact color texture match.
Matching wallstone or edge stone is available for most of our flagstone selections.
Visit us in Kansas City, Kansas, to see our flagstone selection in person.