A flagstone patio can do wonders for an outdoor area when someone desires a more natural look. Flagstone is a generic term for rock split into flat layers. “Flagstone” describes various types of stone laid as “flags” in patterns on outdoor surfaces.
Depending on the flagstone you choose, your flagstone patio could benefit from the natural, rustic look of sandstone, the deep, luxurious look of slate, or a number of other interesting and beautiful minerals.
Whichever type of flagstone you choose for your patio, know that you’ll gain the following benefits:
Concrete and paver-based patios have a nice, tidy appearance, but if you’re looking for something closer to nature, install a flagstone patio. Because flagstone is natural stone, your patio will consist of one-of-a-kind stones configured in custom patterns. Since nature itself has a more chaotic appearance than a neatly laid brick or paver patio, your patio will seem more in-tune with its surroundings.
You’ve heard the old cliché, “stuck between a rock and a hard place.” Rocks have a reputation for being immovable, tough, and solid, and those are great attributes for a patio. You don’t want a patio that will shift, crack, or settle. Flagstone is a wonderful material for creating a patio that will withstand years and years of heavy use.
Because flagstone is so versatile, it can be installed in various patterns and layouts. Since each piece of flagstone is unique, your flagstone patio will be one of a kind when it’s all finished. It will enhance your landscaping and create a beautiful focal point.
If you are interested in further exploring the design options available for utilizing a flagstone patio in the landscaping of your Atlanta home contact the landscaping experts at Artistic Landscapes.