Flagstone And Your Tilbury Ontario Hardscaping Design

How to clean and maintain flagstone

A popular choice for many homeowners, flagstone is a naturally layered stone that looks great as a patio, walkway or pool deck. But nothing is maintenance free, and flagstone’s natural layers can deteriorate without the proper care. To get the most out of your Tilbury Ontario hardscaping plan, here are some helpful tips for keeping your flagstone looking as good as new…

Tilbury Ontario Hardscaping Design: Seal it

Flagstone can take a lot of wear and tear, but to keep it looking its best, all new flagstone hardscapes should be sealed upon completion. Think about it: from the bright sun, rain storms, and winter’s cold temperatures, to food and water stains, a patio or walkway can endure a fair amount of abuse. Flagstone’s natural layers can deteriorate over time, but a well-applied sealer will fill in the pores of the stone and protect the beauty – and life – of your Tilbury Ontario hardscaping design. The sealer should be reapplied every year to ensure that you get the most out of your outdoor living space.

Tilbury Ontario Hardscaping Design: Clean it

Once the flagstone is sealed and you’ve hosted a few barbeques or pool parties, don’t forget to keep it clean! Loose dirt and food can stain the flagstone if left for too long. Sweeping the area regularly will prevent anything from sitting for lengthy periods on your new Tilbury Ontario hardscaping! If you find a stubborn stain, spot cleaning with a mixture of bleach and water may help. If your flagstone needs a good cleaning, hiring professionals is always the best idea: they know what products can be used on flagstone and have the equipment to use these products without causing damage to the natural stone. It may also be a good idea to have your flagstone resealed after a good cleaning.

Tilbury Ontario Hardscaping Design: Repair it

Because flagstone is installed piece by piece, repairing it can be a lot easier and cheaper than other hardscaping options. Instead of completely replacing all the flagstones on the hardscaped area, the damaged stone can be removed and replaced individually without upsetting the surrounding stones.

Flagstone can be a great addition to your Tilbury Ontario hardscaping plan. With a little TLC and some preventative maintenance, flagstone can be the element that perfectly accentuates your outdoor living space. Give the experts at Rural Roots a call to see how we can make a beautiful flagstone design work for you.