Yorkstone is a type of natural sandstone mined from the quarries in Yorkshire. It is very popular for paving of driveways, pavements, patios, an also in building roofing and several other applications. Its popularity is owing to several reasons.
The hard-wearing qualities of the stone makes it strong and durable, and ensure a long and maintenance free life. Unlike many other materials, it does not break away or wither due to rain. These stones also conducts heat well, while keeping water out.
Yorkstones are very attractive to the eye, offering a natural and stylish look. These slabs deliver élan to the surroundings, and could also be used to give a historic look to the place. Yorkstone slabs are available in several colours, depending on the proportion of the constituent minerals in the quarried stone. The main constituents are mica, quartz, clay, feldspar, and iron oxides.
Yorkstone paving is a very attractive and robust method of paving pathways. Its use in pavements goes back a long way. In fact, these stones are the traditional material used in the pavements of London. Apart from paving, these stones also find widespread application as walling stones, in restoration works, and in several other landscaping applications across the world. The stones are re-usable as well. Yorkstone from demolished sites offer a naturally weathered surface.
- Value for Money
Yorkstone paving offers the best value for money, compared to any other option. Though the upfront costs may be higher compared to other materials, it offers a long lasting maintenance free solution. Yorkstone slabs, being natural stones, also reduce the environmental footprints considerably.