The look of stone that is so appealing. It’s timeless, classy and earthy. Even with the improvement of fabricated pavers and concrete techniques, the stone may still stay a hardscaping preference for many of us. Here in Texas we have the ability to choose from several local and even transported stone materials. Here’s some of the things you should consider for stone flooring on your hardscaping project.
What type of Cut?
Stones can come in a variety of cuts. They can come as irregular flagstones, rough cut, or even be precut by the supplier or cut on site. Versailles pattern is common design implementing various sized of rectangular cut stone arranged without forming continuous seems. Limestones often are cut in rectangles and laid in rows, or set in a square tile or diamond formation. The variety of patterns, colors, and textures of stone give you plenty of options with unique looks to consider. Take a look at some of the different types and colors of stones that are available options for your next dream project.
Limestone is one of the more common paving or stone flooring materials here in the DFW region. That’s mostly to due with the readily available source from our local Texas and Oklahoma quarries. It is an extremely durable stone and does well in areas of high use. Limestone cuts well and is often used as coping, pool decks, and stepping pavers. Although it comes in a variety of shades from gray, brown, and tan, the most common used limestone is the Lueders Buff.
Granite is a common material that is commonly used as pavers and cobblestones for stone flooring. They come in as many colors as can almost be imagined. Granite can be a great decorative touch to any project.
Sandstones can also come in a variety of hues ranging between light brown and red. It is extremely durable and has a beautifully distinct look.
Much of our bluestone is sourced from the Northeast. Consider cut bluestone for patios and pool decks. If you like the variety of colors, go for a natural blend of blues, tans, and browns, and rust colors with a full color blend.
Flagstones tend to be installed in the irregular shapes they come in. Often times, flagstones can add a more natural, rugged, or earthy look in comparison to the cut, geometric and formal look of bluestone and limestone pavers. The variety in colors, shapes, and hues give an opportunity that other stone options can’t provide.
Travertine is more commonly used as a formal hardscape option. It’s unique almost corally look goes well next to pools and in Versailles patterns.
Slate can come in a variety of blues, browns, reds and even green colors. If you love dark colored hardscapes consider the option of using slate.
Stone is a gorgeous and durable option for almost any patio stone floor or hardscape. Let us help you in selecting the right stone for your next project. Text or Email us today for questions or to schedule a consultation! 469-609-7733