Rustic Slate Paving Is Making A Comeback!
When it comes to picking the right material for your garden patio, two of the most important factors are affordability and durability. With a combination of the two, it’s no surprise that rustic slate paving is enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
The Resurgence of Rustic Slate Paving
You have decided to redesign your garden, and you think that the hard work is going to be actually building and laying all the parts that you need. That is until you realise the huge amount of choice that is on offer when it comes to furniture and materials.
Often people choose to make their patio the basis for the design of their garden, and if this is the case, then you must ensure that you have chosen the right material.
Research will make you swiftly aware that there has been an explosion in popularity for slate paving recently, and further research will make it clear why.
Slate paving has always had a market, but until recently it had not been the top choice among homeowners. The malleable nature of slate makes it easy to clean and easy to work, making it a popular material in the past for roofing as well as paving. However due to the weight of slate as a stone, this swiftly became a less frequent choice.
However, slate it still a perfect material for paving in terms of cost, malleability, durability, and style. If you are redesigning your garden, and you’re looking to the right material to start with, you could do a lot worse than slate paving.
Why Slate Paving?
Slate is similar as a material to man-made concrete, but what makes the difference is the uniquely natural look that you will get from your slate paving.
Instead of the flat, even surfaces that most materials have, slate has an uneven surface that adds a stunning natural look to your patio, and brings that popular rustic vibe that can make a garden look so eye-catching.
Durability and Affordability
It doesn’t matter how beautiful your new patio looks, if it isn’t tough enough to sustain the battering it will undoubtedly take from weather, pets, children, and a host of other things, then it is going to lose its shine quickly. The durability of slate paving means that this never has to be a problem.
The other vital part of your decision making process is price, especially if you are fitting a patio as a part of a revamp of your entire garden.
Slate is one of the most affordable materials that you can use, and is also one of the easiest to install and get fixed, meaning that not only will your patio look stunning, but it will also take substantially less effort to complete than you may have expected, which is a surprise that we could all do with every now and again!
There are many different types of slate available, so it is worth shopping around to find the best choice of slate for you to make your garden look exactly how you want it to.
Doing up your garden can be a lot of fun as long as you go about it the right way. The usual frustrations and energy sapping practices can be avoided by utilising the right materials, and for paving, slate is usually the right material.
Matt Coussens is the director of Milestone Supplies, which provide Roofing, Natural Stone and Reclaimed products.