Newnan Landscaping Company | Fieldstone & Flagstone – What’s the Difference?

We often hear from people that are planning a landscaping project, wondering what the difference is between fieldstone and flagstone, two of our most popular stones. Today, we’ll talk about the differences and the different uses of these types of stones.


Flagstone is found beneath the ground and is quarried. One piece of flagstone-walkway-2interesting trivia is that the word flagstone is derived from the Norse word “flag” which simply means slab of stone. And that is just what flagstone is: flat slabs of stone! After the stone is quarried it is fractured into flat slabs that are usually around 1.5 inches thick. Because of the different varieties and hues flagstone is found in, the uses can be quite varied. From creating a patio and sidewalk to simple stepping stones, flagstone is a great choice for most hardscaping projects.


fieldstonestackedUnlike flagstone, fieldstone is found on top of the ground and is gathered. One of the biggest differences between flagstone and fieldstone is found in the shape. While flagstone is flat, fieldstones are usually round in their natural state. They are typically used when building walls, whether mortared or dry-stacked. Because fieldstones are gathered and harvested in their natural state, weathered from the elements of being above ground, you will get a simple, albeit, stunning natural look.

But you do not always have to go with just one or the other. They complement each other quite well. A fieldstone wall and a flagstone pathway or patio will be eye-catching and will create interest in your landscaping!

If you are still not sure which type of stone will work best for the projects you have in mind, feel free to give us a call at (770) 252-0006 or contact us online. We would love to help you get started with your plans and help you find the perfect type of stones for your landscaping!





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