When it comes to durability, ease of installation, and simple maintenance, few materials are more ideal for patios and walkways than Flagstone.
ME Contracting has been the premier outdoor construction & landscaping company in the Greater Toronto Area since 2002, and has designed and installed hundreds of Flagstone landscaping projects during that time.
Here are the top four questions we’re asked about Flagstone landscaping:
- What is Flagstone? Flagstone is a generic flat stone made from different minerals that is a popular landscaping material used for patios, paving slabs or walkways, fences and roofing. It also is used for sculptural projects, memorials, headstones, facades and other construction projects.
- What are the benefits of Flagstone? Flagstone was once used for high-end patios where budget wasn’t an issue. But thanks to extraction techniques that have made this stone more readily available, the cost has dropped. Naturally beautiful, Flagstone is easy to maintain, and has a no-slip surface which makes it easy to walk on. Because it comes in a wide variety of shapes, colours, and thicknesses, Flagstone can blend in with any outdoor décor or architectural style. Fixing a Flagstone patio or walkway is simple, as the damaged stone can be removed and replaced very quickly and with minimal effort.
- What types of Flagstone are there? There are many types of stone used for Flagstone landscaping: Blue Flagstone is pure granite that is cut out in giant blocks, leaving a slightly rough surface that makes it look more like natural rock; Arizona Flagstone has a colour that ranges from a very deep brown-red to a shimmering tan, and in this case is cut to have a more flat appearance; Slate is another kind of Flagstone and is a blue stone with a flatter, smoother look; and Limestone and Sandstone are perhaps two of the most common and widely available kinds of stone used for Flagstone landscaping projects.
- How do I clean my Flagstone patio? A Flagstone patio or walkway will accumulate dirt, grime, and other debris that needs to be washed away.
Dont get it wrong, there are literally hundreds of questions one can ask about landscaping projects and flagstones in particular but regardless of your landscaping project ideas or intentions, if you live within the greater Toronto area and you’re looking for flagstone or other hardscape materials to use, why dont you call us for a free, no-obligation consultation?
Our policy is simple! we want our clients to step into their landscaping projects with their eyes wide open and with the right expectations from their landscaping designer & their project.
Call us today and let us show you our flagstone landscaping project gallery and book of work