Natural stone has been used as a paving material for millennia, and continues to be a practical and stylish alternative to concrete based products in both home and garden. A natural stone paved walking surface provides a very long lasting feature that looks elegant and classy, indoors or outdoors. Stone paving with its strength, durability and superb aesthetics brings a touch of first class prestige to your much loved home.
Today’s natural stone paving market sees paving easily available at competitive prices from all over the world in a wide range of colours and finishes.
Each type of natural stone paving brings its own qualities and finish to your walking surface. For instance, Indian natural stone stunningly combines durability with a superb aesthetic finish: purples, pinks, reds and browns, a rich colour palette is available to use.
Lighter limestone’s brighten both garden and home with their glow, light reflecting surfaces making for an elegant look. Interest is created from the patina of the stone and its marbled pattern, great for crossing the boundary into your home. Used in the garden on patio’s terraces, seating and wide steps, the lighter limestone’s can provide a striking transition between garden and home.
Slates, darker sandstones, and granites change the mood bringing a reflective and subtle character through the absorption of light. This can be used to great effect in the garden to emphasise flower and foliage colours, the stone darkening when wet to create reflective surfaces.
To create a minimalist style in your garden, adopt smooth surfaced natural stone: colour the joints with colour-matched mortar to emphasise the stone its visual appeal. Riven patterned stone paving makes more of the interplay between shaded and lighter areas, softening larger expanses of paving. Bring contrast and detail by making wider jointed paving, mixing up the stone sizes adding to the effect. Versatile natural stone paving is a great addition to your home. Indian sandstone paving can be found on the London Stone website.