The name ‘York Stone’ is enough to conjure up images of solid, timeless and nostalgic memories of days gone by. The stone itself covers many different types of natural material, in varying colours and textures. Yet, they all have the same ambience and solid quality. We’re going to take a look at the reasons your might choose york stone steps for your next project:
WHY CHOOSE YORK STONE STEPS?
Hewn from quarries in the North of England, mainly in Yorkshire itself, a range of natural colours are found in different areas. York Stone has a dense property, with high crushing strength, making it suitable for every type of paving scheme – including vehicular traffic.
THE BENEFITS OF YORK STONE
Sawn six sides, four sides or no sides at all – the choice is yours. The beauty of York Stone is its incredible versatility. Slabs may be hewn by hand tools, straight from the ground, providing a ‘riven’ finish to the surface of the slabs with hand dressed edges, suitable for informal designs. Or they may be sawn with fine diamond blades to provide a smooth and even surface for more formal schemes.
Some quarries supply ‘shot sawn’ paving, in which the product is ‘sawn’ using lead shot infused onto a water cooled reciprocal blade. This produces slabs and blocks to uniform width and thickness. Textured paving – also known as, ‘flame textured’ – is a process whereby the sawn slab is passed under jets of intense flame, causing the exposed surface to become lightly pitted. This is another option open to designers and architects.
WHERE DO WE SOURCE OUR STONE FROM?
Traditional ‘re-claimed’ York Stone is also available through us. We source our York Stone Step materials from known and trusted suppliers, eschewing materials of unknown quality or provenance. We provide samples of different types of York Stone and offer advice and guidance when making your choice. This way you can rest assured that only appropriate materials are recommended for use.