Your patio is one of the highlights of your home—especially during fall. With the crisp, cool weather finally arriving, it’s nice to relax outdoors with family and friends, free from the heat, humidity and bugs that Tennessee summertime brings.

Stratton Exteriors is proud to have built some of Nashville’s most beautiful patios, using some of the best materials available.

Flagstone is one of our favorite patio materials to work with, and it’s easy to see why. Durable and beautiful, flagstone makes one of the finest foundations for a patio space that you’ll love for years to come.

Check out some of the top reasons to use flagstone in your patio renovation or build.

Flagstone is Versatile

Flagstone is among the more versatile patio materials available.

Also called “patio rock,” flagstone is natural stone made from limestone, slate, travertine or sandstone, just to name a few. Each type of flagstone has a distinctive look, texture and cut, providing each patio with a unique look and layout.

Because flagstone comes in so many different shapes and sizes, it’s perfect for creating pattern and designs. Whether you’re partial to flag-like rectangular patterns or prefer a more natural “crazy quilt” type of design, flagstone is the way to go.

Gardeners, in particular, love flagstone because hardy greenery that can withstand heavy foot traffic, such as creeping thyme, mint, sedum, or mazus, can be planted between pavers to add a lovely depth and warmth to your hardscaping.

Flagstone is Durable and Slip-Resistant

Flagstone is a great material for patios and driveways because it is naturally slip-resistant. The cleft texture of flagstone provides constant grip and doesn’t degrade over time. Furthermore, it’s a great choice for families with accident-prone kids, aging homeowners, or for those who plan on entertaining for large gatherings.

Busy families can breathe sigh of relief, because unlike some patio paving materials, flagstone is incredibly easy to maintain. If properly installed, all you need to do is power wash the surface once or twice a year and take a broom to it every now and then.

That’s right—rain, snow, sleet, hail, intense heat, you name it. Flagstone stands up to the elements and looks great doing it.

Flagstone is Unique

Available in beautiful shades of gray, brown, red and even green, flagstone will help create the perfect unique look for your outdoor space. Creative homeowners can even experiment with different color combinations to make striking patio designs.

Depending on your desired look, the stone can be cut to rectangular, square, or triangular shapes. If naturally irregular and rustic is your thing, that works too—it all depends on what you want and what complements your home’s design.

If your flagstone patio is properly installed by experts, you can expect it to last for decades.

Stratton Exteriors is proud to build beautiful flagstone patios for Nashville homeowners and beyond.

Our expert team can help you select the right stone and choose the perfect pattern for your home’s patio needs.

Contact us to learn more about our flagstone patio construction and schedule an estimate or call us directly at 615-750-2148.

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