How to Build a Flagstone Patio: Ideas and Tips for Success

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How to Build a Flagstone Patio: Ideas & Tips

Nothing beats watching the sunset on your patio or eating breakfast al fresco to the sound of birds in the trees. At Epic Stoneworks, we’re here to help you create the custom flagstone patio of your dreams. Let’s look at what it takes to design and install a flagstone patio and how our locally sourced stones can be used to build a customized space that you’ll use year-round.

What is a Flagstone Patio?

A flagstone patio is made from flat, natural flagstones that are cut into a variety of shapes. But what are flagstones? And what makes them perfect for patios? They’re a type of sedimentary rock that’s composed of multiple layers over many years. These smooth, durable rocks come in a variety of colors, including red, blue, and buff. Their sturdy structure and smooth surface make flagstones the perfect natural stones for a variety of applications, including patios, flooring, walkways, and even retaining walls.

Flagstones are cut into various shapes and then arranged on the ground to create a unique patio floor.

What Does the Installation Process Look Like?

Installing a flagstone patio sounds straightforward, but the process can be involved. It takes a lot of experience and time to finish the job, and most projects require several professional tools, along with some tools you probably have at home, like a wheelbarrow and a metal rake.

Each phase of the installation process is complex, and it’s always best to trust a professional to get the job done right. You can expect the installation process to follow the following steps but always consult with your contractor before the project begins. They’ll give you a detailed timeline for your unique project.

  1. The planning phase
  2. Digging 
  3. Adding gravel and sand to level the area
  4. Cutting and puzzling your natural flagstone
  5. Leveling the area again
  6. Filling in gaps with sand 

It’s also worth mentioning that natural flagstone is very heavy. If you choose to go the DIY route, make sure you’ve got someone to help you with the heavy lifting.

Why People Go with a Flagstone Patio?

South Florida homeowners opt for flagstone patios for a number of reasons. Some of the biggest perks to choosing these natural stones for your backyard oasis include:

  • They create a seamless transition from your patio to the pool deck
  • They come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and shapes
  • They’re naturally beautiful
  • They’re very low-maintenance
  • They’re an affordable option for your backyard transformation
  • Flagstones are incredibly durable

If you’re curious about using flagstones on your patio, ask a professional for help. We’ll help you determine whether these natural stones will look great in your backyard and whether they meet your budgetary needs.

Find What You Need for a Flagstone Patio 

Are you ready to create a flagstone patio that can be enjoyed all year long? 

At Epic Stoneworks, we offer the best quality natural stones that the earth has to offer. We source natural stones from quarries around the globe to ensure that our customers get high-quality stones at an affordable price. We also source flagstone from our quarry right here in South Florida. 

If you are thinking about creating a flagstone patio, or if you have questions about designing a flagstone walkway or retaining wall, contact the pros at Epic Stoneworks. We’ll provide a free consultation so you can determine whether they’re the right natural stone for your custom application. Together, we can use our premium natural stones and your creative ideas to create a one-of-a-kind backyard oasis that you’ll never want to leave. Let’s get started today!

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