STONE DISTRIBUTORS EDUCATION – Flagstone vs. Fieldstone, part 2

Fieldstone and Flagstone are two types of stone used in landscapes and many other “outdoor space” plans. Although both types of stone are attractive and are used for multiple uses, most people and contractors gravitate toward one or the other type depending on job for which they are being used.

As we discussed in the first article of this 2-part series, your choice will largely depend upon the following factors: what look you desire; the amount of foot traffic that area where the stone is being used receives and how much money you want to spend on both the stone itself and the labor to shape it and install it.

The next thing that you want to understand is what are the most common uses for both Flagstone and Fieldstone. There are several uses that both of these varieties of stone have in common including Outdoor Kitchens, Fireplaces, Fire Pits, House Exteriors and Mailboxes. There are also some types of projects where one or the other is preferable. Flagstone tends to be preferable when you are building patios, walkways and walls where you want a “Veneer look”. Fieldstone tends to be preferable when you are building chimneys, water features and accentuates to your garden or landscaping. Fieldstone is considered the better choice when you want a “Stack look”.

The most important thing to keep in mind, however, is that the decision is ultimately YOUR CHOICE. If you are unsure, then just ask one of the knowledgeable staff members at Stone Distributors in our store. We are happy to help you find the stone that brings the vision of your particular job to life.

Most Common uses of Flagstone:




Fire Pits*

Outdoor Kitchens





House Exteriors


* – Most applications, in these cases, are what we call a veneer look verse a stack look, but there are flagstone products that can be used as a stack look too.  And, there tends to be some sort of structure behind the stone, i.e. concrete, block, walls, that the stone is adhered onto.

Most Common uses of Fieldstone:

Stack Stone Walls


Garden and Landscape accentuates



Fire Pits

Outdoor Kitchens

Water Features

House Exteriors



For more helpful information on Flagstone, Fieldstone and all other landscaping materials and projects you have, come on into our location at 1675 Bells Ferry Rd. in Marietta, Georgia. We have a large variety of different types of Flagstone, Fieldstone, garden boulders, stones and other landscaping materials available.

And continuing through the entire month of November we have garden boulders on sale for only $110 a ton!

Contact us at (678) 354-0566 or by visiting us online at or on our Stone Distributors Facebook page: We are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed on Sundays.

Published by Stone Distributors

We are a Natural Stone Supplier for Professionals and Homeowners in the Kennesaw / Cobb County area of Georgia

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