Hopeful flagstone patio installer
(Queens, NY, USA)
Hi, I am researching flagstone and where to get it for my backyard project. I would like to build a patio 33'x15' with 2 walkways totaling about 20'x 2' and a short two stone high border around a few flower beds totalling about 100' length. I hate to give you all the numbers but that is essentially what I'm having trouble with. I see that most places sell by the pound or ton but I only know what my square footage is. I realize that the thickness of the stone will greatly affect the price without giving me the square footage I need. My bottom line is can I estimate the coverage by the ton based on thickness and what would the price be. I plan to lay the patio in sand so thickness may not matter but I do want the strongest suggested thickness for a high traffic, weight baring area I was thinking at least 1". I live in NYC, Queens. There are stone yards here but they mostly show bluestone. I do like it but I prefer the stone with variations of color in the reds and oranges. Again my bottom line is how many tons will i need and how much should i expect to pay to cover the square footage mentioned with natural irregular shaped flagstone, I'm going for the natural look, no straight edges.