Smooth Paving

Smooth Paving Information

We pride ourselves on offering the UK's most comprehensive range of smooth paving slabs. Sawn six sides and then honed, sandblasted or flamed to provide an attractive, non-slip surface, these smooth patio slabs add a touch of luxury to garden designs. Smooth paving slabs are an ideal way to add a modern feel to a setting where you want to retain traditional materials. There’s only a +/-2mm tolerance on the sawn edges. This creates crisp, narrow joints that suit contemporary design, while the paving is finished to bring out the natural beauty of the stone. All smooth patio slabs—whether granite, sandstone, limestone or slate—are available in matching step treads and coping stones to make it easy to plan your project and create a complete design off-the-shelf. Sawn stone also looks superb in special features such as paving circles and benches. Our smooth paving slabs are available in bespoke sizes and shapes, cut in-house to your exact specifications by our skilled operatives, on state-of-the-art equipment. Our staff have extensive experience and are happy to share their sound, technical knowledge of all aspects of installing and maintaining sawn paving.

What are smooth paving slabs?

Smooth paving slabs are another name for sawn paving. Slabs are cut with a saw on all four edges and on both the face and underside. With a very small dimensional tolerance, measurements of sawn slabs varies by only +/- 2mm. An alternative is riven paving. Find out more about the differences and which paving is right for you.

What surface finishes are available on smooth patio slabs?

Once smooth paving slabs are sawn, they often have a surface finish applied to bring out the natural beauty of the stone and/or to increase slip-resistance. These include flaming, honing, and sandblasting. For more information see Natural Stone Surface Finishes Explained.

Does sawn paving need to be sealed?

We recommend that all smooth sandstone and limestone is sealed. This is because sawing opens up the pores in the stone, making it easier for moisture and dirt to penetrate, making stains more resistant to cleaning. Penetrating sealant gives the longest lasting protection, without the need to reapply. Some very dense sawn paving, such as granite, does not always need to be sealed. Find a complete rundown on when and what to seal in our guide to sealing stone and porcelain.

Sawn natural stone with a smooth, slip-resistant finish for traditional and modern settings

From £30.00 per m² + VAT
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