Everything You Want To Know About Flagstone

Everything-You-Want-To-Know-About-Flagstone3Everything you want to know about Flagstone is right here!  Who doesn’t crave a beautiful compound? Over the years, people have resorted to natural stone for their designs.  Flagstone has grown to be a very efficient go-to when making walkways, garden edges, and patio designs, among others.  Below are some of the most popular questions people ask us at Gappsi when choosing their stone.

Is Flagstone A Good Choice For A Patio?

Is Flagstone A Good Patio Choice? Landscaping with flagstone is one of the best materials for patios primarily due to its narrow packed joints that allow water to permeate instead of running off. Flagstone patios also have a very natural, organic look due to their shape and earthy shades of browns, reds, grays, and blues.

What Colors Look Good With Flagstone?

Flagstone can look, gray, blue, or green, making it a terrific partner for all types of stone and marble. Try pairing it with a cool white to light gray to make its subtle color feel more pronounced. You can compliment and highlight Flagstone’s color with other soft green tones.

Is Flagstone Better Than Pavers?

The Difference between Flagstone vs Pavers – Both flagstone and pavers are popular choices for hardscape design, each with specific benefits. Flagstone is a natural stone frequently used for walkways by people who want a natural or rustic hardscape look. Pavers are a manufactured alternative that works well if you prefer a uniform design.

Everything-You-Want-To-Know-About-Flagstone4Does Fagstone Get Slippery When Wet?

Addressing the challenges of using traditional Flagstone for water areas – Especially, but not limited to, where flagstone is used for pool patio surfacing and poolside surrounds, flagstone can become dangerously slippery when wet, depending on the variation used. This can be a cause for concern where young swimmers are involved and can pose difficulties navigating your walkways after a rain.

Is Flagstone Hot To Walk On?

Deck surfaces consisting of flagstone, bluestone, or other natural stone materials also get hot on hot days, and their surface temperatures in full sun are comparable to those of concrete pavers. At an air temperature of 90 degrees, a flagstone paver will have a surface temperature of about 112 degrees.

What Is The Best Material To Put Under The Flagstone?

It’s best to start with several inches of compacted gravel, followed by a layer of stone dust, also called decomposed granite, or DG. The DG is pulverized stone and contains small pieces along with gravel-size and sand-size particles. The variation in particle sizes allows the material to compact well.

Everything-You-Want-To-Know-About-Flagstone1How Thick Should Flagstone Be For Patio?

Whatever type you choose for your flagstone patio pavers must be at least 2 inches thick to avoid cracking or breaking. A ton of stone covers about 120 square feet; order 5 percent more for breakage. Large stones cover a surface more quickly than smaller pieces but may prove more challenging to move, cut, and design.

How Much Value Does A Flagstone Patio Add?

Does a paver patio add value to a home? The answer is Yes!  When homeowners invest in a paver patio, they can expect extreme durability, minimal maintenance, and you guessed it added value to their home. A patio addition to a home (when done properly) can deliver a return on investment of anywhere between 30% to 60%.

How Long Should A Flagstone Patio Last?

How long will a flagstone patio last? Both materials, flagstone, and pavers, are remarkably durable, lasting up to 10 years under normal conditions. However, for flagstones to last this long, their depth must be suitable for the location where you’re installing them.

Why Do They Call It Flagstone?

Flagstone vs Slate: What’s the Difference?  Flagstone is a broad term used to describe a range of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. These rocks are called flagstones because they can be easily split into flat segments that are used to pave patio walkways and build rock walls, in addition to other home applications.

How Do You Keep Weeds From Growing Between Flagstone?

Ensure that your paving stones are properly installed to deter weeds. You need a tightly packed sand bed foundation. Once your pavers are in place, fill the spaces between the stones with polymeric sand, which forms an effective barrier to weeds.

Is A Flagstone Patio Cheaper Than A Deck And Which Is Better?

A paving stone patio is a more affordable option if you’re thinking about your costs now, as well as maintenance costs in the future. Installing a patio can be easier, given that you often will not need to get building permits, and might be able to do it yourself without specialty tools.

Everything-You-Want-To-Know-About-Flagstone2Will Flagstone Crack Under Heat?

No, flagstone will not crack under heat. Flagstone is extremely durable and can last centuries, standing up to all forms of extreme climate.

Flagstone Backyard Design In St. James NY

Gappsi’s latest backyard design was in Saint James New York.  Our team did a complete design and installation of a new backyard in Saint James NY.  We installed a random flagstone patio and a base for a Gappsi 50 inches Sorrento style Wood Fired Pizza Oven. The walls were veneered with a natural quartz stone with a rustic look to blend in with the Gappsi ovens’ natural stone finish.

In addition, we installed a 20 x 40 gunite pool with a sunk-down kitchen area including a grill, sink, and refrigerators.  Included with the design are stools for family and friends to sit across the swimming pool.  The pool is equipped with a spa also.  The in-pool spa includes jet-led lights, which we installed on the pool floor.  Jet bubblers were added to the bottom of the pool floor illuminating the pool. Gappsi’s team also installed a set of stairs with a sundeck and bubblers on the sundeck floor.

The pool is equipped with an auto cover that gets rolled into the box under the coping of the pool. The pool coping is G045 Gappsi Limestone. It’s a rock-faced finish and tumbled stone. The entire backyard was also completed with synthetic turf. We installed porcelain tiles for the water line.  The spillover on the spa and steps edges and inside of the pool was plastered with Gulf Stream Hydrazo Quartz polished. The stools were faced with hexagon-shaped tiles and a marble top. Very beautiful layout, and a very functional pool. This is the latest Gappsi Design and installation built in Saint James, Suffolk County, on Long Island NY. The customers are very happy and we wish them to enjoy this backyard for many many more decades to come. 


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