Contractor Pack 48 Pieces (Mixed Sizes)

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Mini Pack 15 Pieces (Mixed Sizes)

4.63m2 / 15 Paving Slabs
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Product Summary

Abbey Limestone Paving - This Light yellow natural limestone paving slab with light brown highlights has a light riven surface with contemporary sawn edges.

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Key features

  • Patio Paving - These natural limestone slabs are ideal for garden patios and terrace paving
  • Classic / Contemporary Aesthetics - With their sawn edges these precision paving slab can be laid with traditional wide or contemporary close joints to achieve either type of aesthetic
  • Limestone - is an attractive, durable, paving which features a softer riven relief in the surface
  • Natural Weathering - Abbey will mellow over time as the paving weathers to a stylish light beigeshould you wish to preserve the fresh-laid colour, then this can be achieved by sealing the paving flags with Lithofin Colour Intensifier
  • Soft Riven Finish - Pavestone Limestone paving has an elegant soft riven finish
  • Close Jointing - Pavestone Limestone paving has sawn edges that can be close jointed
  • Slurry Primer - we recommend that a Slurry Primer should be applied to the underside of the paving to prevent salt staining from your base mortar
  • Sealant - if you want to avoid weathering / colour change we recommend using Lithofin® Colour Intensifier with limestone products to protect their colour from sun-bleaching
Product details

Abbey Limestone Paving - Limestone is an attractive and durable paving which has a softer appearance than sandstone and features a variable, soft riven finish. Limestone Abbey is a sawn-edged paving which will complement classic and contemporary gardens alike.

Abbey Limestone Paving has a light golden, honey and light grey colouring that gives it a warm look and feel. Abbey paving work both in contemporary and traditional settings, and provides a beautiful golden palette to your garden landscape.

The Beauty of Natural Stone

Natural stone means natural variation! Please remember that natural stone paving is a processed natural product and therefore has unique and intrinsic elements, markings, features, patterns, hues and tones within the stone that makes each slab distinct. This is the essential characteristic that natural stone offers and what makes it so special, and why it works so well in landscaping and garden design. Each stone is entirely unique, and within each paving pack there is natural variation of each stone. When these individual unique slabs are blended and laid together, you get a tapestry of harmonious, but different slabs. And this natural relationship between the slabs is what gives stone paving its essential charm and beauty.

If you are looking for more uniformity and control of colours and patterns, then porcelain paving or concrete paving might be more what you want.

Light, Weather & Colouring

Natural stone will appear differently in varied lighting conditions, so in bright sunshine versus cloud your patio will have a different appearance. Likewise, the angle of the sun will also change the appearance of your paving. The biggest difference in appearance will be wet versus dry stone. Stone is porous, and therefore, rainfall will penetrate the stone, making it darker and making colours and pigments in the stone appear more vivid. These changes in the appearance are also part of the character you are buying into when you choose stone paving for your patio. It is a natural product, and it is a dynamic canvas that reflects the weather and lighting conditions as they change.

Laying Advice

To install and lay stone patio paving slabs, you'll need to do the following steps:

  1. Measure up and mark out your patio - ensure you calculate both 1) area in square metres (m2)  and 2) the fall (slope) required for your drainage plan.
  2. Dig out the patio area to create the substrate (220 -230 mm depth).
  3. Lay the sub-base of MOT Type-1 hardcore (compacted & 150 mm depth).
  4. Ensure you mix and blend the various paving packs to make sure the patio has a blended look, as pack to pack can vary in hue/colour distribution, so the packs need mixing up to avoid possible colour banding when they are laid.
  5. Coat the slabs' underside with priming slurry to improve their bond and help prevent moisture transfer. As stone is porous, priming slurry will help protect the slabs from moisture transfer and capillary action from beneath the slabs.
  6. Trowel-in and lay a bedding course of mortar mix (50 mm depth) immediately prior to laying each slab.
  7. Lay the paving slabs on to the mortar bed and tamp down. Ensure you leave the desired joint spacing between the slabs and the slabs are “level” to the fall.
  8. Leave to set for 24 hours, so the mortar mix can cure enough for you to walk on the slabs.
  9. Fill the joints between the paving (pointing) with jointing compound.
  10. Optional: protect your paving by sealing the slabs with a purpose made sealant (natural finish or colour enhancing).

To calculate the areas of paving in square-metres (m2), the amount of sub-base hardcore or the amount of sand and cement you'll need for the mortar mix bedding course, please refer to our paving calculators.

For the full step-by-step guide with videos for each step, see our How to Lay Patio Paving Slabs article.

Care & Maintenance

Stone is a porous material and contains tiny capillaries and micro-fissures throughout its structure. Consequently, stone paving is susceptible to water-based chemical erosion (acidic corrosion), physical erosion (frost action), and from staining from waterborne grime, salts and other mineral and particulate deposits. Therefore, as the UK has high winter humidity (generally 80-90%) and damp conditions are the norm, we recommend that you help protect and elongate the life of your paving by sealing the slabs against the water/damp based issues. Our impregnating sealers are designed to enter the capillaries and micro-fissures in the slabs, blocking those spaces to prevent water entering the paving.

  1. Natural finish sealer
  2. Colour enhancing sealer

In addition to sealing the slabs, we recommend ensuring you brush away leaves, dirt and other detritus regularly, especially in the autumn and winter when leaves, twigs, seeds and other windfall materials are likely to fall on your patio. If left on your paving, especially if damp, and worse still, allowed to rot down and become mulch-like, your paving will almost certainly acquire brown stains from the release of tannins from the windfall materials (think a used tea bag left on a kitchen counter for a model of what will happen).

As well as brushing off dirt and windfall materials, give your patio a hose down with water every so often. Use a low-pressure hose or keep any jet-wash far enough away from the slabs to ensure you don't damage them with the high-pressure water jet. For more stubborn stains and the build-up of grime, we recommend using a specialist non-acidic patio cleaner that will help lift out the dirt and grime.

Specifications
  Contractor Pack 48 Pieces (Mixed Sizes) Single Size Pack 26 Pieces (900 x 600 x 22 mm) 1 x Sample (200 x 100 mm Slip) Mini Pack 15 Pieces (Mixed Sizes)
No. of Pieces 48 26 1 15
Pack Coverage (m²) 15 14.21 0.02 4.63
Range Limestone Limestone Paving Limestone
Prod Type Stone Paving Slabs Stone Paving Slabs Sample Stone Paving Slabs
Material Limestone Limestone Limestone Limestone
Finish Light Riven Light Riven N/A Light Riven
Finish (Edge) Sawn Straight Edge Sawn Straight Edge N/A Sawn Straight Edge
Colour Light Yellow / Light Grey Light Yellow / Light Grey N/A Light Yellow / Light Grey
Colour Group Buff Buff Buff
Dimension (W) Varies 900 200 Varies
Dimension (H) Varies 600 100 Varies
Dimension (D) 22 22 22
Interior / Exterior Exterior / Interior Exterior / Interior Exterior Exterior / Interior
Pack Contents C/PACK 900 x 600 Sample M/PACK
Pack Sold As Contractor Pack Single Size Pack Sample Mini Pack
Pack Description

900 x 600 Qty 13 600 x 600 Qty 13 600 x 290 Qty 13 290 x 290 Qty 9

900 x 600 Qty 26

1 x sample

900 x 600 Qty 4
600 x 600 Qty 4
600 x 290 Qty 4
290 x 290 Qty 3

Pieces Description Paving Slabs Paving Slabs sample Paving Slabs
Flexural Strength (MPa) 21.4 21.4 21.4
Frost Resistance (MPa) 20.2 20.2 20.2
Skid/Slip Resistance - Dry 57 57 57
Skid/Slip Resistance - Wet 42 42 42
Durability/Abrasion Resistance (mm) 12.0 12.0 12.0
Water Absorption (%) 0.15 0.15 0.15

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