Sandstone enjoys the reputation of being a gorgeous natural material that is reliable and long-lasting. Available in varied colour profiles, Sandstone pavers lend your outdoor space an organic and old-world charm that is hard to find nowadays. The sand-like patterns on the stone lend it a distinctive appearance, resembling beach or desert sand.
Sandstone has been in use in several pre-historic constructions. Composed of sand-sized silicate grains (quartz or feldspar), the natural stone minimises weathering. The presence of minerals offers hardness and chemical stability to it, making it perfect for external usage.
Sandstone pavers are perfect for use in walkways and patios. Sandstone crazy paving is high in demand for its undulating appeal and the element of fun it brings along. Besides being easy to install, if maintained and sealed properly, the stone lasts for decades. Like all natural stones, this too has pores on its surface making it susceptible to moisture damage and staining. Sealing the stone helps reduce the porosity and keeps them intact for years to come.
Sandstone tiles in the honed finish are perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications like walls, pool surrounds, verandas, or gardens. In fact, Sandstone cladding brings in a natural touch, making the surroundings surreal. Sandstone cladding tiles look exceptionally beautiful with their earthy feel that has an unparalleled charm.
Stone Depot is the largest wholesale supplier of premium natural stones in Australia. We deliver across Australia including Sydney (NSW), Brisbane (QLD), Melbourne (VIC) and more. We believe there is one stone for every space and our stones help personalize that space for you. Our extensive range of pavers, tiles and walling is available in Sandstone, Granite, Travertine, Limestone and more.
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Sandstone is a type of sedimentary rock composed of sand-size grains of minerals, or organic material. The stone has been used for ages for paving needs globally. It has always been a popular choice in the Australian market.
2. How strong is a Sandstone tile or paver?
Sandstone is a robust and resilient product. Sandstone has always been a popular choice in natural stone for doing outside projects because of its durability. Mostly it is used in pools, patio, alfresco, driveways, etc.
3. What is the thickness of Sandstone tile and paver?
Sandstone tile generally comes in 15 mm and paver in 30 mm thickness.
4. Do Sandstone pavers come in more than 30 mm thickness?
Yes, Sandstone pavers come in more than 30mm thickness. If your project need dictates the use of a thicker Sandstone paver, you could pre-book the order with us by allowing us a sufficient lead time to source it for you.
5. Which quality of Sandstone tiles or pavers are available in the market?
Sandstone tiles or pavers come in three different qualities, i.e. commercial, standard, and premium. We at Stonedepot only keep the premium quality of Sandstone which is the best.
6. Will Sandstone tile or paver have high colour variation?
A Sandstone tile or paver would have subtle colour variations. It’s a natural stone and is bound to have some sort of variation but it's more on the consistent side.
7. What all colour options are available in Sandstone tile or pavers?
We keep a good range of colour options in Sandstone tile or pavers that include classic beige colour which Sandstone is known for. We also have white and grey variants available with us.
8. What all finishes are available in Sandstone tiles or pavers?
Sandstone tiles or pavers come in different finishes like honed, sandblasted, natural split. All these finishes have their applications as per project suitability.
9. Does Sandstone have pores/holes on the surface?
Yes, Sandstone is a natural stone with pores/holes on the surface. We have premium quality Sandstone with the least pores possible on the surface.
10. For how long can Sandstone tiles or pavers last?
Sandstone is highly durable and can last for over 100 years with proper care and maintenance. We recommend using a premium quality tile or paver in Sandstone (the same quality that we supply) for your project needs and pre-seal the product before installation to increase the life of the stone.
11. Is Sandstone from India the best?
India is a rich Sandstone producing country, and the product has been supplied across the world since the very inception of trade. We supply premium quality Sandstone in the Australian market.
12. What are the standard sizes available in Sandstone tiles or Sandstone pavers?
We have Sandstone available in different sizes, and you could choose the product as per your project requirement. Stonedepot keeps the Sandstone tiles and Sandstone pavers in 400×400 mm, 600×300 mm, 600×400 mm, 800×400 mm, 1200×350 mm. Also, we can do any customized size in Sandstone.
13. Does a French pattern comes in Sandstone?
At Stone Depot, we believe our customers are our kings. We can arrange a French pattern in Sandstone based on orders. You only need to tell us the quantity you require and give us sufficient lead time to arrange the same.
14. Does a pool coping comes in Sandstone?
Sandstone, since an early age, has been a popular choice globally for pool projects. Yes, there are pool copings available in Sandstone. You can choose from normal tumbled edges or bullnose or dropface/ dropedge.
15. What all options of edges are available in Sandstone tiles or pavers?
Stone Depot offers three types of pool copings in the market. It is always advisable to discuss with your tiler/landscaper about what pool coping would match your requirement. We offer normal tumbled, bullnose, and dropedge / dropface coping in Sandstone.
16. What is the life expectancy of a Sandstone tile or Sandstone paver?
Sandstone is a durable and strong paving material. With the proper installation techniques, sealing, and post-installation maintenance, you can expect them to last for atleast 30-50 years.
17. Whether the dropface/dropedge that we supply is a joint piece or a single piece?
In the market, suppliers generally supply a joint dropface/dropedge which is not advised for use around the pool. Stone Depot offers dropface/dropedge in a single cut piece. Our dropface retains the durability and strength that Sandstone offers as a stone.
18. Does Sandstone comes in cobblestone?
As a strong and durable natural stone, Sandstone is an ideal choice in cobblestone. Stonedepot has the best of options in Sandstone cobblestone. Feel free to connect with one of our representatives to know more about it.
19. Does Sandstone gets hot under the sun?
Sandstone is one of the coolest stones for external use because of its colour and style. It is a soft, light, and cool stone designed for outside paving purposes.
20. What makes Sandstone from India so popular?
India is rich in Sandstone depository. It's been supplied for ages, not just in Australia but across the globe. The Indian Sandstone has been tested and established on its quality, durability, and strength.
21. Why is there a colour variation on Sandstone tiles or Sandstone pavers?
All natural stones tend to have a colour variation. When it comes to Sandstone, the natural variation is on the consistent side. This colour variation adds to the beauty of your project space. We would only recommend sealing the product so that it maintains the natural hues forever.
22. Does Sandstone tile breaks easily?
Sandstone Tiles are durable and last long. Though they are not as hard as Granite, they still can stay intact for decades if maintained properly.
23. Since Sandstone is soft, does it chip quickly?
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 well, it would not chip.
24. Sandstone VS Granite, which is better?
Granite is long-lasting, extremely hard, and easy to clean. However, it is difficult to carve, making it a less used option in heritage or masonry projects. This is where Sandstone comes into the picture since it is soft and easier to work with.
25. Does Sandstone remain cool?
Sandstone is an excellent heat insulator with its ability to transfer and hold heat or cold energy. It also tends to remain cool for a long time, especially in shaded places.
26. What is the difference between Sandstone tiles and Sandstone pavers?
The primary difference between Sandstone Tiles and Pavers is the thickness. Sandstone Tiles measure 15-22 mm thick, whereas Pavers have a thickness of 30 mm or more.
27. What does honed finish in Sandstone means?
Honed finish means smooth polished finish, which is achieved by sanding the stone using abrasives. The polished finish does not have a shine.
28. Is Sandstone better than Limestone in terms of durability and affordability?
Both Sandstone and Limestone are durable and beautiful materials. Both last long and withstand weather extremities. However, Sandstone tends 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.
29. On an average how much does Sandstone pavers and tiles cost?
The cost of Sandstone pavers and tiles depends on their quality, size, type of finish, and availability. Don't forget to add the installation and maintenance costs. As a wholesale supplier, we offer Sandstone pavers and tiles at the best market price. Better quality commands a higher price. However, it is cost-effective when you order in bulk or wholesale quantities. To enquire about the cost or to know more about Sandstone, contact us on 1300 830 274 or write to us at [email protected]
30. Does Sandstone tiles or pavers requires high maintenance?
No, Sandstone doesn't require high maintenance. The only thing that we recommend is sealing the product at the time of installation. Also, keep resealing it every 2-3 years.
31. Will there be etching marks if there is a wine spill over on Sandstone tiles?
Unsealed Sandstone is prone to etching marks if there is a wine spillover. We always recommend sealing the Sandstone tile so that it minimises damage from strains. In case of a wine spill, the best would be to clean it immediately to reduce the chances of the Sandstone tile getting stains. Immediate cleanup would lessen the chances of staining. However, if the stains are stubborn, use warm soapy water to get rid of them. Pat the area dries thereafter. Unsealed Sandstone is prone to etching marks if there is a wine spillover. We always recommend sealing the Sandstone tile. In case of a wine spill, the best would be to clean it immediately to reduce the chances of the Sandstone tile getting stains. Immediate cleanup would lessen the chances of staining. However, if the stains are stubborn, use warm soapy water to get rid of them. Pat the area dry thereafter.
32. Is Sandstone suitable for use in cold climate?
Sandstone pavers can withstand cold weather if properly installed and are of premium product quality. Stone Depot's products have the highest grade of quality, suitable for all kinds of climatic conditions.
33. How does Stone Depot maintain the quality of Sandstone?
We own quarries back in India and ensure supplying the most premium quality Sandstone in the Australian market. We assure you the quality of our Sandstone has no match in the market.
34. How thick should be Sandstone crazy paving?
Crazy paving has varied thicknesses. We offer Sandstone crazy paving with a thickness that varies between 20 and 40 mm.
35. Should I get Sandstone crazy paving sealed?
Of course, you must. Every natural stone has pores on its surface making it prone to damage from moisture, dust, or stains. To prevent this damage, Sandstone crazy paving should be sealed.
36. What are the benefits of Sandstone cladding?
Sandstone cladding, also called Sandstone walling, is extremely durable and can last for decades if maintained well. They add to the aesthetics of the surroundings while creating a natural look. Sandstone cladding installed outdoors, insulate from noise, dust, weather, and pollution.
37. Do Sandstone wall tiles have high colour variation?
All natural stones are bound to have some colour variation. Sandstone wall tiles too will have some colour deviations but on the consistent side.
38. Where can I find the best Sandstone suppliers in Sydney?
Stone Depot supplies Sandstone across Australia. We are in NSW catering to all major regions including Sydney and Melbourne. Stone Depot is known for supplying premium quality stones that have no match. So, if you are looking for Sandstone suppliers in Sydney, Stone Depot is the name you can trust.
39. Can we use an unsealed Sandstone tile or paver in a project?
You can use an unsealed Sandstone tile or paver, but it would be our highest recommendation to seal the product before installation. A sealed natural stone would have a higher life expectancy, and there would be fewer chances for chipping, damage, and water stains affecting it.
40. Can Sandstone tile or paver be used indoors?
Sandstone is a visually appealing natural stone that fits into all your project needs ranging from indoor to outdoor application. In indoor, it has common usage like fireplace, feature walls, hallways, kitchen area, etc.
41. Do you have steppers or treads available in Sandstone?
Yes, we supply Sandstone steppers or treads. Feel free to connect with one of our representatives to know the available sizes.
42. Is there a Sandstone look alike porcelain available?
Yes, we do have a Sandstone look alike Porcelain available in stock with us.
43. Can we use a Sandstone tile or paver for outdoor paving?
Yes, Sandstone is a highly durable and sturdy material. It is suitable for outdoor projects like driveways, pool areas, patio, alfresco, pathways, etc.
44. How suitable are Sandstone tiles or pavers for doing a pool?
For doing a pool, Sandstone tiles or pavers are an excellent choice. You would easily find a lot of your neighbors' pools done with Sandstone because of its durability and the looks that it offers.
45. Can I use Sandstone tiles or pavers for doing a driveway?
Yes, you can. We recommend using at least 30 mm Sandstone pavers for doing a driveway. It is a strong material and would remain intact with proper care and maintenance.
46. For doing an alfresco or patio, would Sandstone be the right product?
Yes, Sandstone is a great choice for a patio or an alfresco. The stone makes your space look elegant and graceful. Choose from a range of colour options we offer for enhancing your dream space.
47. Does Sandstone comes in cobblestone?
Yes, Sandstone comes in cobblestone and is suitable for driveway projects due to its strength and durable nature.
48. Is there a pool coping available in Sandstone?
Sandstone has always been a popular choice for doing pool projects. We have bullnose and dropface/dropedge available in Sandstone as coping.
49. Can I use Sandstone in kitchen floors?
Sandstone has earned a reputation as an absorbent stone, vulnerable to stains, warping or, bacterial infestation. However, with proper maintenance and sealing, they become safe and protected to be used on the kitchen floor. We have delivered several projects of Sandstone kitchen floors, and all have been doing well.
50. Are Sandstone pavers good for patios?
Because of their durability and wide colour options, Sandstone pavers are appropriate for the patio. The colour gradient and warm tones offer a classic look to patios.
51. Where are Sandstone tiles and pavers used?
Sandstone Pavers are used in pool paving, garden sitting areas, driveway, patio, or stepping-stones. Sandstone Tiles are generally used in indoor flooring and wall cladding.
52. Are Sandstone tiles inside rooms recommended?
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 look lively. In case of damage, broken Sandstone tiles can be easily replaced. Sandstone flooring for rooms is therefore highly recommended.
53. Is Sandstone good for walling?
Sandstone is an excellent choice for cladding the façade, exterior, or interior wall. It is an icon of modernity and class and adds a refined aesthetic touch.
54. Is Sandstone good for salt water pools?
Saltwater can affect unsealed Sandstone as it is porous. However, if the Sandstone tiles or pavers are sealed and are re-sealed once a year, it proves to be a good product choice around saltwater pools.
55. Can Sandstone pavers be laid directly on sand?
Yes, Sandstone pavers can be laid on a sand/dirt bed. We recommend leveling it up and using a proper installation method for a smooth finish.
56. Is there any colour preference for different applications like patio, pool, driveway etc?
There are various colour options available in Sandstone. However, there is no set rule for choosing colours for types of projects. Feel free to explore our colour range and choose what suits your requirement the best.
57. Are Sandstone tiles suitable for residential and commercial projects?
Sandstone tiles or pavers are suitable for both types of projects whether residential or commercial. Feel free to choose from our offerings that elevate your project space. 30 mm Sandstone pavers are apt for driveways, patio, alfresco, garden areas, and pool areas. Sandstone tiles are recommended for spaces like walls, indoor floor or low traffic outdoor low areas.
58. Can I install Sandstone wall cladding in the shower place?
Yes, Sandstone wall cladding can be used in shower places. Just make sure it is sealed properly and resealed once a year.
59. What finish of Sandstone tiles is appropriate for boundary walls?
Our Sandstone tiles are available in honed and natural split finishes. If you want your boundary walls to have a rugged and more natural look, go for Sandstone tiles in a honed finish. If you want your boundary walls to have a smoother and more polished look, we’d recommend the natural split finish.
60. Do Sandstone tiles or pavers get heated up easily under the sun?
Sandstone tile or paver comes in subtle colour options and won’t absorb a lot of heat. It would remain cool, especially under the shade.
61. Is it important to seal Sandstone tiles or pavers?
Sandstone has high porosity, and we recommend deep-sealing the tiles or pavers before installation. It would increase the life of the stone and minimize the chances of damage.
62. Do we need to grout Sandstone tile or paver?
Sandstone is a natural stone with pores or holes on the surface, and it is recommended to grout the stone before installation. After grouting, Sandstone becomes more appealing and adds a unique charm to your project.
63. What is the best to clean Sandstone,especially stains?
Sandstone is a highly porous stone, and it needs to be sealed and grouted during the installation process. We recommend cleaning the stone with a soft cloth or a dry mop immediately after a liquid spill.
64. How often do you need to reseal the Sandstone?
For retaining the colour variation and the appearance it is always recommended to reseal the product every 2-3 years.
65. Does Sandstone darken when sealed?
An enhancing sealer would slightly darken the stone. You should always do a sample test on one area of the tile or paver to see if it darkens or not.
66. Does Sandstone stain?
Sandstone is a natural stone with pores and natural voids. Hence it needs to be treated with grouting and sealing. Due to its basic characteristic of porosity, Sandstone is vulnerable to stains. However, with sealing, the risks can be minimized to a great extent.
67. Do Sandstone tiles or pavers need to be sealed?
Sandstone is a strong and durable natural stone. However, due to its porous nature, there are chances of water/moisture damage that could reduce the life of the stone. Unfilled Sandstone tiles or pavers should be sealed before installation to minimize the risk of any damage. We recommend deep-sealing the tiles or pavers.
68. Are Sandstone pavers easy to maintain?
Absolutely! Sandstone is extremely easy to maintain and clean. Cleaning the stone doesn’t affect its colour or finish.
69. Are Sandstone pavers easy to install?
Indeed, Sandstone pavers are extremely easy to install. Their ease of installation and cutting is among the reasons for their popularity.
70. How many coats of sealant is recommended on Sandstone?
Generally, the tilers or installers would recommend 2 layers of sealant coating on the Sandstone to ensure the stone becomes stain-free and the life of the stone increases.
71. Does sealer darken the grout?
The grout sealer would make it 1 or 2 shades darker but it won't change the colour of the grout.
72. What colour grout is best for Sandstone?
We would recommend using a neutral colour grout on Sandstone. Your tiler or landscaper will be the right person to suggest to you the exact grouting material keeping in mind the final design and appearance you are trying to achieve.
73. Can Sandstone pavers be laid on concrete?
Yes, Sandstone pavers can be mud set on top of an existing concrete bed. This process is also called wet-set. Start by removing existing adhesive residue and fixing cracks on the concrete if any. Now apply flex bond on the subfloor and with a notch trowel, spread the flex bond of mortar mix on the bed. This mortar is what keeps Sandstone pavers in place. Now carefully place the Sandstone paver directly on the grout and gently tap it with a mallet. Let it dry for atleast 48 hours before you start using the pavers.
74. What is the process of laying Sandstone pavers around pools?
Laying Sandstone pavers around pools is quite simple. Excavate the area and level the soil. Lay a fabrication sheet and add crushed Limestone base about 4 inches thick. Prepare a dry setting bed and lay the Sandstone pavers on the top setting with a soft hammerhead.
75. Why should we avoid strong chemicals to get rid of stains on Sandstone pavers?
Sandstone Pavers are acid sensitive. Strong chemicals may cause permanent damage to Sandstone. Just mop the floor regularly to avoid dust build-up. Clean liquid spills immediately before they stain the stone. To get rid of stains, warm soapy water is more than enough. If soapy water does not clean the stains, try this alternative method: Combine equal parts of baking soda and water with mild detergent to form a thick paste. Cover the stain with this paste and let it sit for half an hour. This process should be helpful to remove the stains from Sandstone pavers.
76. How to clean a Sandstone pool deck?
You should clean your Sandstone pool deck at least once a year to maintain its life. Use clean water, and if there is a hard layer of dirt over it, you can also use water spray. The other way to clean is to use a brush with soft bristles to remove dirt.
77. What is the best way to maintain Sandstone floors?
The best way to maintain the Sandstone floor is to use a dry mop to remove the dirt accumulated on the surface. If required, use a soft mop with warm water, or else a Sandstone-specific floor cleaner.
78. How to keep the colour of Sandstone tiles intact for years after installation?
The only way to ensure the colour of your Sandstone tile remains intact even after years is to properly install the tiles and seal them. During installation, you should make sure the tiles are thin-set and any old flooring has been removed. Remains of old debris or metallic items will cause damage to the subfloor without coming into notice. So proper installation of Sandstone tiles is of utmost importance. Periodically or twice a year you can consider vacuum cleaning the Sandstone floor. Dry broom or dry mop is recommended weekly to keep dust and debris away. In every 3-5 years time frame you should reseal the surface to make the tiles retain their original colour. Sealing always preserves the colour of the stone so that it keeps looking new and fresh. After repair or damage, make sure you seal Sandstone tiles. This will help protect the color of Sandstone tiles.
79. Can I use vinegar to clean Sandstone?
The best way to clean Sandstone is with a hot water sponge and stone cleaner. Do not use vinegar, ammonia, lemon, or orange for cleaning Sandstone as they are abrasive and damage the surface.
80. How do we grout Sandstone?
Grouting Sandstone is quite simple. Grout is available in a variety of materials. Mixing the grout is followed by sweeping in on joints. However, you must test on a small area before finishing the job. The type of brush and tools you use also impact the success of grouting. The process largely remains the same for a lot of stones with a few exceptions.
81. Is spraying bleach on Sandstone recommended?
Bleach is a harsh chemical that erodes and damages Sandstone tiles and pavers eventually. Use a mild and effective cleaning agent and check with your tiler about it.
82. What is the best way to restore Sandstone?
Strip any excessive material and dirt from the surface. Then clean it with a sponge or soft cloth, fill the breaks or chippings with cement-based grout, polish the surface and seal it.
83. Does Sandstone walling require high maintenance?
Sandstone walling requires frequent but not too intensive maintenance. Just make sure you have sealed the stone and keep brushing off the settled dust. If you ensure proper drainage and no water builds up around Sandstone walling, they will remain safe.
84. How can I clean stains from Sandstone wall tiles?
Generally, using soapy water can help clean stains from Sandstone wall tiles. If the stains are harsh, use a solution of equal parts water and bleach. Apply or pour on the stains, leaving the solution for thirty minutes, and rinse with a power washer or a stiff brush.
85. Which type of Sandstone is most stable?
When it comes to Sandstone, stability and quality is important. And that depends on the particle size, mineral markup and the environments that they are exposed to when the formation takes place. The quality of the Sandstone, whether it is premium, standard or commercial, have a direct impact on the stability of the stone. Additionally, the quarry from where it is sourced, and the suppliers also plays an important role in understanding which type of Sandstone will be the most stable.
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