Explore a fantastic range of stone paving at Bridge Street Stone
Whatever you’ve got planned for your garden or outdoor space, here at Bridge Street Stone you can trust us to have a stone to suit you.
Natural stone remains the UK’s most popular choice of material for outdoor patios, pathways, driveways and utility areas, favoured for for the huge range of practical benefits it offers to any outdoor space. Natural stone paving flags are exceptionally hardwearing, with inherent resistance to heat, frost, and extreme weather conditions throughout the year. They’re also easy to care for, so it’s not hard to keep them looking in top condition, and they’re ethically sourced to boot.
The beautiful aesthetics of natural paving stones are especially appealing to homeowners across the UK. They’re a versatile option for enhancing the look and atmosphere of any space, and there’s a fantastic variety of colours and textures to choose from.
Indian sandstone in particular is available in a unique blend of colours, from the soft tones and relaxed appearance of Golden Leaf to the dramatic bold look of Kota Black. The sheer variety of colours and tones available gives you a brilliant range of options for refining the exact feel you want for your exterior space, allowing you to enjoy a stylish new look that will be sure to last for years.
Select your favourites and express your style
We take care to stock a wide range of natural stone paving options in beautiful colours and tone variations here at Bridge Street Stone. You can choose from a range of finishes, from roughly riven surfaces, to smoother tumbled or sawn stones. We also supply calibrated Indian sandstone slabs, which have been machined to a consistent thickness to make them even easier to install.
As we’ve touched on above, all of our natural stone paving slabs are available in a range of colours, with some having been named for the specific Indian region from which they’ve been mined:
- Autumn Brown
- Kandla Grey
- Golden Leaf
- Kota Black
- Raj Green
- Fossil Mint
What is the best stone for patios?
While there’s no shortage of choice available on the market, including limestone, porcelain, and slate, there’s no doubt that Indian sandstone paving is one of the UK’s most singularly popular options for paving and patio areas. This is largely due to the many practical advantages it offers in terms of its durability and longevity, but also for the wide range of colour options available, and the ease with which it can be moulded into various designs.
Is natural stone paving slippery?
Indian sandstone is not slippery, no. In fact, it’s actually slip-resistant! That makes it a widely-favoured choice for UK homeowners, especially since let’s be honest, British weather can be somewhat unpredictable. Not every stones shares this handy trait - alternatives like marble paving have been known to get quite slippery in the later months of the year, when winter weather sets in. If you need a little more detail, we’ve explained more fully in this post.
What is calibrated stone paving?
Calibrated paving slabs have gone through a process to make sure they have a fairly even and regular depth, ensuring that it’s much easier for them to be laid.
Now, natural stone paving slabs tend to be relatively rough initially (as do most raw natural materials). Since they need a full bed of mortar to be laid, their natural variations in thickness means that particular care needs to be taken to make sure that the entire surface ends up even and stable. Calibrated stone paving has all been machined to the same thickness beforehand, which makes this part of the process much easier. If you need more detail, you can read more about it on our dedicated blog post.