Paving circles are a great way of adding a unique feature in your garden. There are a wide range of stone circle products on the market and in this blog post we tell you everything you need to know about circular patio kits for your garden so you choose the perfect round patio for you, your garden and your home. They are a unique paving slabs which can be easily laid in a perfect circular pattern.
A paved patio circle creates the perfect paved space for a bistro set. Stone paving circle kits are also really popular among homeowners with small garden areas that just want a stunning outdoor dining area and focal point for their garden. Whether you’re looking for an ideal BBQ base, an outdoor dining area or a stylish area to entertain throughout the year – an Indian stone circle could be just what you’re looking for. Whatever your vision, an Indian sandstone circle will perfectly transform your garden.
What Is A Circular Patio?
Circular patios have many different names. You may know it as a patio circle, circle paving, stone circle or a circle kit. However, whatever name you choose, the result is the same. Your circular patio will help you succeed in creating an attractive centrepiece for your garden.
Whether your goal is to create an ambitious garden centrepiece, a sturdy terrace for entertaining guests, a whimsical courtyard area for quiet afternoons in the sun or something else – a paving circle is a great choice. It adds character and beauty to any outdoor space.
What Is Stone Circle Paving Used For?
Stone circle paving can be used as a standalone feature in a garden that creates a beautiful focal point for the garden. Your stone circle paving could create the perfect base for a spot of alfresco dining, or a quiet area of your garden with a seated pergola to read and relax. Indian sandstone circles work really nicely when matched with a winding path or a steppingstone path that guides the eyes towards the focal point of the paving circle.
For many keen gardeners, they will use a stone paving circle kit to create a base or centre point for a striking tree to go in the middle. When edged with the right paving materials, cobbles or stones it can work beautifully to add something truly stunning to your garden and present a gorgeous tree in the best way possible.
What Colour Circular Patio Kit Should I Choose?
Whatever finish you are after from your paved circle, we have the circular patio kits for you, in a wide variety of colours to suit your home, garden and taste. If you are looking to create a bold and dramatic aesthetic for your garden, we would recommend darker paving circle kits.
However, if you want to create a softer ambience in your outdoor area, why not look at our ranges of light-coloured patio circles? You could match the paving circle slabs to steppingstone pavers to create that whimsical winding path to the soft paving circle at the end of your garden.
What Material Stone Paving Circle Kit Should I Choose?
Whichever round patio design you choose, you can be confident that our Indian stone circle paving circles are made from only the best quality materials. There are lots of Indian sandstone circle patio kits to choose from.
Think about the final look you want to achieve from your round patio area. Look at the surroundings for your circle patio and what colours and materials will work well. This will help you choose the best material of circular patio kit for your home and garden.
How To Lay Your Stone Circle Paving Kit
Whatever style of round patio you have chosen, there are a few things you will need to lay it. You should always start with a full bed of mortar. This will allow for varying thicknesses of stone circle paving to be laid. It’s important to take care with mortar though. Wet mortar can burn your skin so make sure you wear the correct clothing to protect yourself.
You’ll need a simple tool kit for laying your stone paving circle kit too. This should include a couple of trowels for pointing. You’ll also need a string building line and a long spirit level so you can make sure the slabs are laid evenly. A rubber mallet, some digging tools and a mixer for the mortar will all be useful for tools for your circular patio kit too.
- Positioning The Stone Circle Paving
Take a chair and place it where you think your stone circle paving will go. See how it feels at different times of the day. Look at where the sun is and how this affects the chair in your desired round patio area.
It’s important to think about seasonal changes, shade and weather too. You want to be able to enjoy your paving circle as much as possible, so make sure your chosen location works well for the majority of the time.
When you have chosen the area where you would like your circular patio area, spray the area with a garden hose. Stand back and see how this area affects the rest of the garden. Imagine how your round patio area would look in that space.
- Laying The Stone Circle Paving
For a circular patio it is best to start in the centre and then work outwards. This way you will be able to ensure the stone circle paving fits neatly and there will be no glaring gaps in the centre of the round patio.
The mortar needs to be spread at a depth of between 30mm and 40mm, but more is often better. You need to cover the area required for each slab. Once the mortar is laid place the Indian stone circle paving slab on top and tap it into place with a rubber mallet. You will need to leave a gap of around 15mm between each Indian sandstone circle paving slab.
Make sure you use the spirit level and building line at this stage. It will help ensure that everything is level. Check that you have a fall of 25mm over 2m as this will allow rainwater to drain off your circular patio area. As you lay the stone circle paving, make sure you keep checking the levels with your spirit level.
Once the circular patio kit is laid make sure it is not walked on for overnight and for at least 24 hours. The mortar will not have fully set so any excess weight or footfall on the round patio could force it to become unlevel.
- Pointing The Stone Circle Paving
This is the last part of the process before you get a stunning Indian sandstone circle completed in your garden. The traditional method involves using a damp joining mortar, where you need to simply trowel the mixture into the joints. As you put the mortar in the joints gentle press it in and smooth it down as you go. Alternatively, this can be done with a brush in compound such as Joint-IT.
You will need to be careful that you do not get any mortar on the surface of the slabs, make sure you scrape off any excess mortar quickly too. Then sit back and leave it to harden overnight – then you and your family can enjoy your stunning new Indian stone circle patio area.
Overview of Circular Patio Kits For Your Garden
Paving circles are the perfect way of creating a focal point in your garden.
They are easy to source, easy to lay and make a huge difference to your patio area when used well. If you've not already considered installing a circle kit, then it's well worth taking a good look at.
What will you use your round patio area for?