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June 2013

Flagstone patio in Denver Colorado

               Flagstone Patios In Denver
    For a stone to be called flagstone, it should have a porous finish to make it suitable for foot walk traction. It usually comes in a variety of shapes and cuts so that it offers a more authentic “outdoorsy” experience than regular paving stones. Large slabs are used for paths, while the smaller pieces are sold as “steppers”. Sometimes flagstone may come squares if it is to be used for a patio.
    This all raises the question: is flagstone the right choice for your outdoor living experience? The charm of flagstone is that it goes with practically exterior architecture and landscaping. One drawback is that flagstone markets tend to be regional, which means that if you want your project to be reasonably priced, you have choices with whatever comes within 500 miles radius. The choices available might not be your preferred colors.
       If you should choose flagstone for your next project, you must examine the quality of the stone. The surface of the stone should be flat, to hinder water and ice from making it crack. Also, you should shoot for a stone that is around 2 inches thick, or more if you can find it.
    One final consideration. proper installation of flagstone is essential to the longevity of its use. A certain amount of unevenness in the stones is considered a feature in hardscaping, but if they are too uneven they can break.