We often think of paving as an outside feature, but paving in gardens is actually a relatively modern idea. Stone paving was originally intended as a practical solution to indoor flooring, on ground floors where traditional wooden flooring was at risk of damp.
Nowadays our homes are much more secure, but this hasn’t taken from our love of stone paving. Modern stone paving can transform the look and feel of your home, suggesting style and class while representing a solid investment throughout your home.
One of stone flooring’s greatest strengths is its durability. Traditional wooden or carpet flooring wears thin, rubs bear, and suffers from fades and stains over time. A flagstone floor represents a lifelong investment, with little to no maintenance required beyond soapy water and the occasional mop. You won’t have to hide warn patches with repositioned furniture when guests visit, and if you need a change of scene or style, a rug can complement it nicely.
Because of this, stone flooring is particularly suitable for kitchens and conservatories, hallways, and bathrooms, where heavy wear and spillages typically cause the most problems. Because stone floors don’t trap or retain dust and hair, they’re also a practical solution for dog owners and asthmatics.
Flagstones can turn indoor flooring into a striking feature. Coupled with a roaring fire, flagstone flooring suggests rustic, medieval tones, while minimalist stone flooring in a bright, spacious room invokes a sense of modern cleanliness. New flagstones will look good from the off, and unlike other flooring they won’t deteriorate over time; in fact most varieties improve with age.
Different types of stone and a variety of laying patterns can be employed to achieve personalised styles. Whether you’re looking for random uneven patterns, geometric shapes or something with a more polished, contemporary feel, all of these can be achieved in stone.
View our gallery to see for yourself how stone flooring can influence the look and feel of your rooms.
Mass-production technology made it possible to manufacture and supply flooring materials like carpet and linoleum at incredible low prices. Their low cost and easy availability made these materials a first choice for homeowners looking for a short-term solution to their flooring needs.
As a result of this, high quality woods and stone flooring has retained its bespoke appeal.
Based on the Cotswolds, Minster Paving is an independent family business manufacturing and supplying customers throughout the country with a wide range of attractive paving products. Because we’re local and manufacture everything ourselves, we take great pride in both the quality of our materials and workmanship.
All paving products can be designed to your specifications. We can supply them both individually or as part of a pack, enabling you to tailor the size of your order.
We specialise in using only the best materials and the latest production methods to ensure a long-lasting, beautiful finish to your personal paving needs, and because all Minster Paving products are sourced locally in Oxfordshire, we’ve always got a large range for you to choose from.
Don’t settle for second best when it comes to your paving; bring your indoor spaces to life with bespoke flagstone flooring.
For more information about how Minster Paving can meet all your indoor paving needs, call our friendly team on 01865 300252 or contact us here today.