Arizona’s elegance and beauty in natural stone. Arizona Flagstone is recognized for its beauty expressing the colors of the great southwest. We carry a selection of unique colors specifically from private quarries. Each pallet is visually selected for uniform shape of the sheets, consistent thickness and color. Weather your job is large or small, you can purchase by the pallet or the piece.
Flagstone Thickness Coverage Guide
Select Thin 1¼” Minus
Select Stone Thin 1¼” minus flagging is palletized vertically, this helps reduce breakage during shipment and makes it easier to select pieces during installation. The average thickness variance on a pallet is ¾” to 1¼” and an average pallet weighs about 3,500 pounds. The approximate coverage per ton is 140 – 160 sq. ft. and approximately 4 – 12 sq. ft. in size.
Select Regular 1 – 2″
Select Stone Regular 1 – 2″ minus flagging is palletized vertically, this helps reduce breakage during shipment and makes it easier to select pieces during installation. The average thickness variance on a pallet is 1″ to 2″ and an average pallet weighs about 3,500 pounds. The approximate coverage per ton is 115 – 125 sq. ft. and approximately 4 – 12 sq. ft. in size.
Patio Stone 1¾”
Patio Stone is palletized horizontally. The average thickness on a pallet will vary depending on the color 1″ to 3″ and an average pallet weighs about 4,000 pounds. The approximate coverage per ton is 70 – 140 sq. ft. Flagstone pieces range approximately 1 – 4 sq. ft. in size.
Flagstone Properties: Conforms to ASTM C 616- 85 sandstone building stone. Resistance to abrasion averages 11. Conforms to Type II Quartzitic Sandstone: With the exception that the specific gravity is about 140 lbs per cu. ft.
Flagstone Q and A
Q: How would I estimate the amount of Flagstone needed?
A: First decide on the thickness of the Flagstone you want to install. If you choose to Sand Set your flagstone you would use 1¾” thick stone which as an average coverage of 120 sq. ft. per ton. Now multiply width x length the area you want to cover and divide that number by 120. This equals the quantity of tons needed.
If you choose to install your Flagstone in a Cement Base use 1¼” thick stone which as a coverage of 150 sq. ft. per ton. Now multiply width x length the area you want to cover and divide that number by 150. This equals the quantity of tons needed.
Example: Multiply 15 ft. x 15 ft. = 225 sq. ft. Divide 225 by 120 = Equals 1.88 tons of Select Regular flagstone needed.
Q: What is the cost per square foot of Flagstone?
A: The cost per square is basically the same on either Select Thin or Select Regular Flagstone in Standard colors. However, additional cost of the installation process can vary on the foundation you use to support the stone. At the current price, a full pallet of standard color is $2.67 per square foot picked up at Acme.
Q: What is the quantity of Flagstone that is contained on one pallet and how is it priced?
A: There is usually 1.5 to 2 tons on a pallet and it is sold by the pound.
Q: What is the difference between Patio Flagstone and Select Flagstone?
A: Patio Flagstone are smaller sized pieces 1 to 2 square feet in size, and Select Flagstone are larger sheets 6 to 12 square feet.
Q: What is the difference between Sandstone and Flagstone?
A: Sandstone (sometimes known as arenite) is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized minerals or rock grains. Flagstone is just a generic word for materials that are laid flat for flagging. Flagging Stone is any type of flat stone that will typically be used for a walkway, patio or path. These stones can range anywhere from 1″ to 3″ in thickness.
Delivery arrangements may be made on larger orders, or rentals trucks or trailers are available at Home Depot and U-Haul for a nominal fee. Click here for a printable
Flagstone thickness coverage info sheet.