This uniquely authentic appearing paving from the StoneFlair by Bradstone range is called Cloisters and is based on the flagstones and paving slabs which would have furnished the floors of the covered pathways which encompassed the quadrangular lawns of the cloisters in some of our countries most notable historic sites such as cathedrals and universities. Cloisters paving resembles these stones remarkably well with a slightly pitted surface that has been worn smooth by foot traffic over hundreds of years.
StoneFlairs Cloisters paving is of course manufactured rather than reclaimed from these sites but this enables you to have just as realistic looking paving without disturbing these historic sites and in fact around recycled particles make up around a third of the stone used making them somewhat environmentally friendly. The paving achieves its authentic look by being formed using moulds made with reclaimed flagstones from a three centuries old building giving them all the actual wear these stones would have received.
There are a number of options when it comes to buying Bradstone Cloisters paving as it is sold in three different sets. The smallest set as featured here can cover 5.76m² and is made up of 41 35mm thick slabs of varying sizes. However Cloisters paving is also available in two 11.56m² packs which have thicknesses of 50mm and come in either elongated shapes or on squarer dimensions although these are mixed packs as well. You don’t save a considerable amount of money per square meter by opting for the thinner 35mm but neither do you get a better looking patio with the thicker 50mm flagstones as only the surface obviously shows. The change in thickness is merely intended to make the slabs easier to handle.