FAQs – Sandstone Pavers & Tiles
Honed finish basically means smooth polished finish which is achieved by sanding the stone using abrasives.
Yes, they are. Honed finish sandstone tiles are the most suitable for indoor applications like floors, walls, or counter tops.
Sandstone Pavers are used in pool paving, garden sitting area, driveway, patio or stepping-stones. Sandstone Tiles are generally used in indoor flooring and wall cladding.
Absolutely! Sandstone is extremely easy to maintain and clean which doesn’t affect its colour or finish.
Sandstone feels soft underfoot and it is not as hard as granite. However, Sandstone withstands pressure and physical wearing with ease. If sealed and maintained properly, it would not chip.
Granite is long lasting, extremely hard and easy to clean. However, it is difficult to carve which makes it a less used option in heritage or masonry projects. This is where Sandstone comes in picture since it is soft and easier to work with.
Because of their slip resistance and wide colour options, Sandstone pavers are appropriate for patio. The colour gradient and warm tones offer a classic look to patios.
Sandstone is known for its good slip resistance even with a smooth surface. Therefore, Sandstone pavers are commonly used in landscaping or pool surrounds.
Indeed, Sandstone pavers are extremely easy to install. Their ease of installation and cutting is among the reasons of their popularity.
The primary difference between Sandstone Tiles and Pavers is the thickness. Sandstone Tiles measure 12-30 mm thick where Pavers have more than 30 mm thickness. Also, Sandstone tiles are mostly used in indoor applications while pavers are for outdoor applications.
Sandstone is an excellent insulator to heat with the ability to transfer and hold heat or cold energy. It also tends to remain cool for a long time, especially when in shade.
Sandstone Tiles are quite durable and last long. Though it is not as hard as Granite, it still can stay intact for decades if maintained properly.
Sandstone is otherwise a durable paving material. If maintained well and installed properly, Sandstone pavers can endure harsh weather while retaining their unique appearance. They can last upto decades!
Sandstone has earned a reputation of an absorbent stone, vulnerable to stains, warping or, bacterial infestation. However, with proper maintenance and sealing, they are become safe and protected to be used as kitchen floor. We have delivered to several projects of Sandstone kitchen floors and all have been doing well.
The ambience of the bathroom changes with Sandstone flooring. But Sandstone is quite porous and gets very slippery when wet (if not sealed or an incorrect finish is used) inspite of the natural grainy texture. Honed finish Sandstone with sanded texture can be used in shower places with good sealing and treatment on its surface. This will make it water resistant and reduce chances of slipping.
Sandstone is durable and enhances the appearance of rooms. Flooring done with this stone lends a warm and natural look to every space. The hues and patterns of the stone are unique and make rooms looks lively. In case of damage, broken Sandstone tiles can be easily replaced. Sandstone flooring for rooms is therefore highly recommended.
Both Sandstone and Limestone are durable and beautiful material. Both last long and withstand weather extremities. However, Sandstone has the tendency to absorb more water than Limestone, but with correct sealing and maintenance, that can be prevented. It is more affordable as compared to Limestone. Additionally, it is not very heavy and easy to work on which reduces its labour cost.
Stone Depot delivers door to door across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart. We also deliver to regional areas in Australia.