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Oct 16, 2020


What is flagstone?


Flagstone is the general term used to refer to a number of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. These types of stone are called flagstone because they tend to split easily into flat segments that can be used to pave walkways, build rock walls and serve in any number of creative home and garden uses. When someone refers to a rock as "flagstone," they are not referring to the stone's proper name, only to its suitability for use as a paving tone.


Flagstone is a term used to describe flat pieces of stone that have been quarried and cut into various thicknesses. Flagstone landscaping rocks are perfect for creating stone patios, stone pathways, steps through garden areas, pool coping, and a variety of other uses. 

Flagstone landscaping rocks include:

  • Quartzites

  • Slates

Slate is a a type of rock often referred to as flagstone. In reality slate is a low-grade metamorphic rock. Slate is popularly used for flagstone because it is very easily split into thin layers and is extremely common and reasonably priced. Slate is actually the metamorphosed form of the sedimentary rock shale.

  • Sandstones

  • Granite

  • Basalt

Currently we use basalt material to make flagstone, please check some semi-finished products as below



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Basalt flagstone

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Basalt flagstone

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Basalt flagstone


For any new enquiry regarding the flagstone, please contact us directly by email:

export@yalitong-stone.com


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