It's the hardest of the paving materials being slip-resistant and scratch-resistant. This means excellent durability of the paving that will endure a lifetime, coupled with safety underfoot whilst looking fantastic.
Create a contemporary, traditional, modern or even an artistic feel to your garden with this natural stone. Because it's natural, the colour of the stone can vary. It's tightly-grained and evenly textured. Sawn and Flamed when slabbed into patio stone to create sharp lines for modern landscaping designs. Subtle sparkles in granite also add to the lightness and character of this classy and sophisticated paving option.
This paving stone is known for its dense interior and hardwearing exterior making it suitable for all areas of the garden. There are lots of sizes of granite paving for your patio.
The Finish Of Your Granite Paving
It’s a reliable paving choice for patios and walkways due to its earthy and textured finish, made possible by exposing the stone to high-temperature flaming. This then causes a sudden expansion of the surface of the stone. It is commonly used on granite and other paving stones to make them slip-resistant.
Flaming granite also gives the stone a crystallised sparkly appearance. Sparkles and shines will of course impress your guests.
To take full advantage of the slip-resistant benefits of granite paving slabs, you need to ensure you are placing stones with the flamed/textured side up. This will help make the paving stones feel better underfoot. However, it will also show off more of the stone’s characteristics and sparkles.
Firstly; create an adhesive bond before you lay the slabs. This is done by adding priming slurry to the back of each slab. This helps to keep the new paving stone firmly in place, for years to come.
This will also help prevent moisture from absorbing into the paving stones. The risk of staining the flawless appearance of the granite slabs will be reduced. Lighter stones can show stains more visibly.
How And Why To Seal This Paving
We would recommend that you seal your granite paving if you are looking for extra peace of mind. This can help with a few things. Firstly to Prevent staining and secondly to prevent growth of moss or algae. The flamed finish of the granite paving slabs will successfully repel water as it helps it to be virtually none absorbent. However, there may be microscopic holes. If dark coloured or staining liquid is left on the stone to sit for too long, it can seep into the paving stones and cause staining. Once absorbed these stains will be very hard to remove, especially on light coloured stones.
Furthermore, sealing means you will protect it from fading over long periods of time where the stone gets excessive use or heavy traffic, like a public walkway.
Sealing your paving slabs before they're laid can help prevent any staining during the laying process. Or you may choose to leave it unsealed for a year to give time to weather naturally before sealing.
These can be used for these essential accent pieces where you want to draw the eye to in the garden. They're small blocks of quarried stone that work beautifully alongside granite outdoor slabs. They can be used to create interesting fan shapes, arcs and circles.
Being a natural stone, granite blends well into any natural environment while enhancing the beauty of any outdoor space. It also works really well with so many other materials such as wood, glass and steel. This means it can be put it to good use to shape or enhance any outdoor area or landscape around a building.
The long useful life of this has been demonstrated over centuries and can still be seen in the Roman aqueducts today. It’s a tough and highly resilient stone that requires almost no maintenance so it keeps it looking great. Granite flags are perfect for flooring for inside too.
You’ll find that granite paving is available with different finishes that are adapted to wet areas and you won’t need to worry about moisture.
It’s a paving stone that is not easily subject to shifting, buckling or cracking or chipping. It isn’t affected by changing weather. More so, it’s a good choice for fire pits, BBQ areas because it is heat resistant and fireproof. Yet it's also good for Swimming pools, patios, paths and driveways. Granite requires minimum maintenance to keep it looking good all throughout the year.
It will almost always cost more than natural sandstone or Limestone.
If you’re looking for sheer durability and strength with elegance, nothing can compete with natural granite paving slabs.