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Yorkstone Paving

We offer a range of New and Reclaimed Yorkstone materials produced with the same traditional methods that have been used for centuries. The unique appearance of yorkstone paving has been copied for many years, but nothing can truly match its character, beauty and its suitability for use with the English landscape. If you are interested in discovering more about our range of Yorkstone paving and it's availability near you, please take a browse below or contact your local depot to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

where are you located

We have branches across the south coast of England, including Poole in Dorset, Winchester, Tadley, Romsey and Portsmouth in Hampshire. Internal showrooms are available to view in Poole and Portsmouth and External Display are available at Portsmouth, Poole, Winchester and Tadley. 

Please visit our contact page for further information on the following link:    /our-depots

What is Yorkstone paving?

Yorkstone paving, also known as York stone, is a variety of sandstone, that comes from numerous quarries throughout Yorkshire in the UK. This material has been used for flooring and paving since medieval times and is one of the most prestigious paving options on the market with a price tag to match. It is generally quarried a lot thicker than its imported counterparts which add to the life expectancy of these slabs, which can be many hundreds of years.

How to point Yorkstone paving?

There are a few options when it comes to pointing Yorkstone paving. The traditional way of using sand and cement mortar is still very popular and comprises mixing the sand and cement in a 4 to 1 ratio. This is then mixed to a wet but workable consistency, which is then pressed into the joints using a pointing trowel or Iron. This method is very time consuming and expensive due to the labour costs involved, which has resulted in alternative products for easier installation being developed.

A very good alternative to the traditional method is Flowpoint, which is a cement-based product used mainly by the civil engineering industry but is a far quicker method and offers superior frost resistance to mortar pointing. This product is mixed into a slurry and then poured into the joints, it then hardens within ten minutes and the excess can then be brushed and hosed off. We recommend this product is used only by professional trades people as mistakes are very hard to rectify if used incorrectly.

We would recommend staying away from resin based products for such high end installations. You need the quality finish to match the quality paving material being used.

How to clean Yorkstone paving?

Cleaning Yorkstone paving is simple and basically the same as any other natural stone. Use soapy water and a stiff brush or, for tougher stains as well as moss and algae, we recommend using New Clean 60 available from our website. Apply and leave on for around 60 minutes then wash off with a stiff brush or power washer to ensure you have removed all of the cleaner. For further reading please follow the link to our tech guide

Outdoor Maintenance Guide

How to lay Yorkstone paving?

Very basically all Yorkstone paving should be laid on a full wet bed of mortar over a compacted hardcore or concrete base, deep enough for the site conditions. We have a great deal more information available on our natural stone paving installation guide that can be found at the link below:

Outdoor Installation Guide

Due to the thickness of Yorkstone paving, it is quite common to see this type of paving laid on sand or grit, with only the edges of the paving concreted into place. This is only a suitable method of installation if there is no chance of movement within the sub-base and surrounding features.

Will my purchased products match the sample?

We always send a representative sample from the current batch of tiles or paving we have in stock, so as long as you requested a sample close to the time of purchasing, this will help to ensure the tiles and paving you receive matches  the sample you have been sent as closely as possible.

All of our products are either natural or porcelain and therefore there  is always scope for variation in shade, colour and to some extent the texture and finish with the natural products and with porcelain there will always be some slight colour variation between different batches, although the surface texture and finish will remain largely the same. 

We would strongly recommend that you visit one of our showrooms or paving displays to look at the current selection, so you can be entirely sure of what you will receive.

Do I need to seal my patio?

Yes, we recommend you seal all sandstone and natural stone paving upon (or shortly after) installation, to ensure it stays looking at it's best for longest. Sealing will help make it resilient to staining and increases it's longevity. We recommend Universeal Hydroseal or for an enhanced look Universeal Ultimate Stone Enhancer

Can I come and collect from you?

Yes. Our opening hours and address are found on the Contact Us page. We have fork-lift trucks for loading onto suitable vehicles at all sites, and staff are always available to help with loading of smaller items. We highly recommend that you call your local branch, before visiting, to confirm the items you wish to collect are available.

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