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What is the best material to put between flagstone?

What is the best material to put between flagstone?

Mulch: Bark and lightweight chunks of mulch are a great option for in-between flagstone. Cocoa shell mulch is small and curls, for a unique look. Plants: You can grow plants, such as grass or moss, in between the flagstone. Polymeric stone dust: You don’t need to use compacting equipment to firm up this material.

What do you put under flagstone?

For a lasting installation, a dry-set stone patio does need a foundation, though. It’s best to start with several inches of compacted gravel, followed by a layer of stone dust, also called decomposed granite, or DG. The DG is pulverized stone and contains small pieces along with gravel-size and sand-size particles.

Is flagstone easy to install?

So, not only will it be easy to install, it will last a lifetime. Quick Disclaimer: Make sure to check local codes before installing anything in your home as your area may require a different process for building a patio. And be sure to use the proper safety equipment while using tools (gloves, eye protection, etc.).

How thick should flagstone be?

Flagstone with a thickness range from 3/8″ to 1 1/4″ is most suitable for mortar set application over a concrete floor or a structurally suitable wood floor. Flagstone in a thickness range from 1 1/2″ to 2″ is ideal for dry setting in sand for exterior paving applications.

What is the best base for flagstone

Crushed limestone fines. This is the best base for all bases for flagstone and paver brick. This product might hard to find but most aggregate have it or can get it. Check with you stone dealer and see if they can get it for you. I live in MI where we have a lot of limestone quarries.

What is the best base for flagstone patio?

Base layer. The base layer for a flagstone patio can be poured concrete and mortar to fix the stone surface to the slab, or like paver patios, it can sit on a compressed gravel base topped with a layer of sand.

How much does it cost to install a flagstone patio?

The Landscaping Network says the national average to have flagstone installed can be in the $15 to $20 per square foot range. The AZ Flagstone Supply company, located in Sedona, Arizona, lists its prices on its website.