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Flagstone Flooring - An Introduction to Flagstone Floors

By FAF Staff Writer, (263 words) Posted in Stone Flooring on August 26, 2009
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Flagstone is a form of quartz–based sedimentary rock that is ideally suited to being split into flat slabs to be used for flooring. It has been used in this application for centuries. The characteristic of flagstone is that it is formed in layers which make splitting easy. Flagstone flooring is found in a range of colors from grays to blues, greens, browns reds, yellows and creams.

Flagstone floors have a rustic charm of their own. There is a choice of finishes – it could be polished to a sheen, left matte or slightly rough for that particular pastoral look. The edges of flagstone flooring can be hand chiseled for a rough appearance or sawn edged for the formal look. Flagstone is available in slabs or tiles in thicknesses of 1" and 2". Installation of tiles, because of their uniformity, is relatively easy.

Flagstone is the perfect choice for paving, steps, patios, driveways, sidewalks and even the roadway approach to a home. It can be installed for a maximum overall attractive appearance by mixing colors and using a combination of irregular shapes.

Like any other stone flooring, flagstone requires to be sealed to retain its beauty. Sealants should be applied after installation and repeated annually, or as required. However many companies sell pre–sealed flagstone, but they may need to be re–sealed after grouting. A sealant in addition to making the surface stain resistant and waterproof, also offers protection against staining. Flagstone flooring is durable and requires little maintenance beyond sweeping and occasionally going over with a damp mop. The major drawback is the sometimes initial high cost of the product.

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