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The Difference Between Patio Flagstone Pavers And Natural Stone

August 23, 2019

The patio is definitely the place within your property where you can enjoy the outdoors in comfort. If you don’t have a patio yet, then isn’t it the right time to build one and start realizing everything that you had imagined? When it comes to building and designing your patio, one of the most important decisions that you need to make is what kind of material should I use?

Flagstone Pavers

Flagstone pavers are widely used materials in many patios nowadays. It is a manufactured product that looks exactly like natural stones. Being manufactured gives it an advantage compared to other patio materials since the manufacturer can control the variables during its production. The manufacturer can ensure the durability of the pavers and can produce as many designs as possible.

Advantages of Flagstone Pavers

One of the greatest advantages of flagstone paver is its durability. Manufacturers can see to it that the products being manufactured is durable enough. It is also slip-resistant. And since it is manufactured, there is no need to apply a water-based sealant in order to protect it against deterioration caused by natural elements. Another advantage of flagstone pavers is that it is easy to install and replace. You can also choose any design that you want as it can be customized according to your desire. 

Natural Flagstone

As the name implies, natural flagstones are sedimentary rocks naturally found in the environment; quarried from the different areas. This also means that the layers, styles, and designs are all-natural. Though, they can be cut and customized according to your desire. Most of the natural flagstones have yellow-brown, red, and bluish-gray color.  Natural flagstones can be sandstone, limestone, and bluestone. And since it is a natural stone, it is important to protect it against UV rays, moist or dew, and other natural elements that can promote the stone’s early deterioration.

Advantages of Natural Flagstone

Like flagstone pavers, natural flagstones are also durable and slip-resistant. However, you have to apply water-based sealant in order to maintain its durability. It can also greatly improve your home’s curb appeal. There is something about the products naturally found in the environment that makes it look more appealing and classic. 


Your patio is an extension of your home and a place where you will be spending your outdoor time. It is important that you will feel comfortable when you spend your time in the area. Choose the materials that will reflect your style and will compliment your home’s architecture and design. Other factors that you need to consider include the design of the materials and the costs. Contact Armor Fence to learn more about building and designing your home’s patio!