Flagstones – Monmouth Brown Sandstone

Our Monmouth Brown flagstones are a chocolate coloured sandstone with subtle tones of dark pink to plum. With very little tonal variation from one flagstone to another, they are ideal if you prefer a more uniform colour. Because they are similar in colour to our local Callow stone, we can also provide a range of matching building and walling products

 

The Monmouth Brown sandstone flagstones are durable and hard wearing, the colour mellowing with age. All the flagstones are calibrated to 22mm thick +/- 1mm, ensuring a quicker and simpler laying time than flagstones with variable thicknesses. They are ideal for use indoors and with underfloor heating; they can also be laid outside for patios, seating areas and garden paths. These ethically sourced Indian flagstones are naturally riven on the surface and have hand dressed edges, giving a softer, more natural finish.

What sizes are available?

Each crate of Monmouth Brown sandstone flagstones covers 19 square metres with a mix of 62 pieces in 5 sizes:

  • 280mm x 560mm – 17 pieces
  • 420mm x 560mm – 11 pieces
  • 560mm x 560mm – 14 pieces
  • 700mm x 560mm – 9 pieces
  • 840mm x 560mm – 11 pieces
Do I need to buy whole crates?

You do not need to purchase whole crates. Let us know what area you need to cover and we will provide the quantity required with a mixture of the 5 sizes, keeping the same ratios as the full crates.

We are unable to provide just a single size of this particular flagstone for flooring. We buy them in project packs, and we need to make sure all 5 sizes are available for other orders.

If you would like to buy just a couple of flagstones for smaller project such as a hearthstone, give us a call at the office and we will send you the sizes you require.

Different uses for flagstones in the house and garden

Monmouth Brown sandstone flagstones are suitable for both interior and exterior flooring. Indoors, these flagstones work really well with underfloor heating, spreading and retaining the warmth throughout the stones. Outdoors, they are perfect for courtyard gardens, patios, pathways, seating areas and stepping stones.

Laying the flagstones

Outdoors, these flagstones can be laid on a sand and cement bed. Ensure the screed bed is level, and if needed use a sub-base. Spot bedding is not recommended as its makes the flagstones unstable and susceptible to fracturing.

As our Monmouth Brown sandstone flagstones are all 560mm wide they can be laid in “tram lines” or they can be laid in a completely random pattern.

To keep a traditional, random pattern there are 3 rules:

1.  Do not have 4 corners meeting

2.  Have no more than 3 joins running parallel

3.  Do not have joins running for longer than around 3 metres. You may want to reduce this length if the overall area is small.

Joint widths are a personal decision, but a 12mm gap is standard. We recommend Jointex Easy as a fixing mortar. It’s ready mixed, easy to use, doesn’t stain the flagstones and creates a very neat professional finish. It is permanently water permeable, resistant to high pressure cleaners and helps prevents weeds. Just empty the tub onto wet flagstones and work it into the joints, making sure they are firm and compact; then wait for it to dry (see the Jointex Easy Data Sheet for full details).

Looking after the flagstones

Personally we don’t seal flagstones for outdoor use, because we think they improve with weathering. However you can seal them if you prefer.

Indoors we would definitely recommend sealing flagstones, to protect them from grease marks and household staining. It is essential to use a sealant specially made for natural stone, and we sell a range of high quality sealants for you to choose from. Some of the flagstones are more porous than others so the number of coats required will differ from one type of flagstone to another.

Should your flagstones become stained with oil, grease or ingrained dirt we recommend LTP Grimex. This is a special cleaner for indoor or outdoor areas, and brings the stone up a treat.

Products to match

If you wanted matching products such as hearthstones, wall capping, pier caps and steps, we have an in-house cutting service and can usually cut to order, depending on your requirements. Give us a call and we’ll let you know feasibility, cost and a lead time.

Monmouth Brown sandstone flagstones are similar in colour to the sandstone from our Callow quarry. If you were looking for matching building stone, this would be ideal. 

Callow red brown sandstone can also be used for patios, seating areas, pathways and steps. Callow Cobblestones create an eye-catching design feature for your driveway or garden.

For natural landscaping we provide boulders and rockery stones from all our UK quarries.  Our Callow quarry produces a range of boulders, from small rockery stones to 12 tonne boulders.

If you would like advice, examples or ideas about combining similar or complementary stone ranges for different uses, do give us a call – or even better, pop in to our showroom.

An important note about natural stone

Whilst we have done our utmost to ensure the stone and colours displayed on our website are accurate, they are to be used as a guide only. Because stone is a natural product, texture and colour will vary from piece to piece. As we work through the quarry, seams will yield slightly different coloured and shaped stones.

The way in which flagstones are laid, and the amount, colour and type of grout used will all impact the look of the finished design. Please bear this in mind when ordering stone samples and products.

Price per Sq metre
£22.50 ex VAT
£27.00 inc VAT