When selecting which paving slabs to use, it would be easy to think a slab is just a slab – choose one and job done. Wouldn’t life be great if things were as simple as that? With paving, just as with all aspects of life, there is always a bit more too it.
Paving slabs need to look great in the finished design, they need to stand up to the rigours of the loads and traffic they receive and provide a firm, safe, slip-free base to any walkway or drive, whatever the weather.
Natural stone covers all that, but as I am sure you are aware, natural stone doesn’t come cheap.
The good news is that cost-effective alternatives have come on in leaps and bounds. With the Perfecta and Saxon flag paving sets you can combine a look that is very similar to that of natural stone with the hard wearing, practical properties of an engineered slab that can be delivered to your site with a price tag that doesn’t make the accountants wince.
Perfecta Smooth Ground Flag Paving
Marshall’s Perfecta Smooth Ground Flag Paving is a great alternative to natural Yorkstone. It is a concrete that is cleverly blended with a hard Yorkstone aggregate, and then ground smooth to provide an aesthetically pleasing, high performing, less expensive alternative.
With a similar colour tone to the natural stone, and with excellent non-slip properties in wet and dry conditions, it adds character, style and depth to both traditional and contemporary building projects.
Perfecta is available in two distinct styles (natural and buff), and can be purchased with either square or chamfered edges. Marshall offer an extensive choice of sizes and thicknesses, including Trafica formats. The units can also incorporate Marshalls patented Fibre Reinforcement, which adds an additional level of toughness to the finished paving surface. Perfecta is suitable in all paving applications and for variable loading requirements.
Saxon Textured Flag Paving
The Saxon Textured Flag Paving is a more decorative slab, making it ideal for projects requiring a bit of understated elegance.
Like the Perfecta, the Saxon paving slab is blended with hard Yorkstone aggregate to create a warm colour mix akin to natural stone. Whereas the Perfecta provides a smooth finish, the Saxon flag paving has a much more textured surface. This ensures superb durability and non-slip properties making Saxon an excellent choice for high footfall areas.
It is available in natural, buff, red and charcoal and an extensive choice of sizes and thickness, Saxon is also available in Trafica formats and with Fibre Reinforcement for a stronger product. It too is suitable for all paving applications and for variable loading requirements.
The impressive features of both the Perfecta and Saxon flag paving make them a practical, cost-effective alternative to natural stone for large scale domestic and commercial areas.