Sandstone tiles have 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 is also a textbook choice for pool coping and surrounds due to its pronounced resistance to salt.
Sandstone tiles vary in colour from classic white tones to variegated maelstroms, all the way down to dark greys and even blacks. Sandstone tiles 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 tiling and provides a range of sandstone tiles that you can view here on our website, or preferably visit our Sydney showroom and view the opulence of sandstone tiles for yourself.
Common Sizes for Sandstone Tiles
When used indoors Sandstone floor tiles 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 tile 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 tiles 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 Tiles
Honed: The surface of the tile 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