Sandstone has been a leading choice for design and landscaping for many years due to their rich, natural and earthy appeal. Sandstone was traditionally used for its elegance in fine sculpture and architecture, making them an ideal building stone or ornamental stone. Sandstone is sourced from oceans, lakes and rivers and mountains, and in turn, is as durable and strong as rock. Natural sandstone is commonly chosen for its powerful mountainous nature and can last many decades if properly cared for. Popular uses for Sandstone tiling include patio and balcony paving, ornate stonework, facades, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, wall cladding even BBQ areas. Sandstone pavers are also a textbook choice for pool coping and surrounds due to its pronounced resistance to salt.
Sandstone pavers vary in colour from classic white tones to variegated maelstroms, all the way down to dark greys and even blacks. Sandstone pavers have an array of hues and tones to match any design needs, yet always have the distinct feeling of opulence that many of its imitators miss.
Harmony Stone Gallery is a leading importer of sandstone paving and provides a range of sandstone pavers that you can view here on our website, or preferably visit our Sydney showroom and view the opulence of sandstone pavers for yourself.
Common Sizes for Sandstone Pavers
When used indoors Sandstone floor pavers should be less than 20mm thick. For use on bathroom walls the ideal thickness is 12mm. If used outdoors as a paver 30mm thickness is recommended unless laid on a concrete base where a thinner Sandstone paver may be used.
Sandstone Pavers and Tiles come in a variety of sizes and thickness. Most common sizes for indoor flooring, walls and paving are 400mm x 400mm, 600mm x 400mm and French patterning.
Larger and smaller Sandstone pavers are available usually as a special order. Thickness will increase generally from 12mm for wall tiles, up to 20mm for floor tiles and 30mm for pavers. Larger and smaller tiles are available usually by special order.
Common Surface Finishes for Sandstone Pavers
Honed: The surface of the paver is sanded to create a matte finish
Brushed: Wire brushing give the surface a worn, textured surface
Sand Blasted: Is a textured surface with a slightly glossy finish
Sawn or Natural: Natural surface is created by using a gang saw