Sandstone is one of the most popular stones for garden paving. It is tough enough for any paving application but is easier to cut and work than granite, which helps account for its lower cost, and with the smooth surface finish you get an even surface that is non-slip and practical. Sandstone is available in many shapes and colours and is easy to come by in large quantities. One aspect to note is the colour variation in every lot of sandstone, which is highlighted with occasional bands or blotches of contrasting colour in each piece. This type of paving tends to have sawn edges to give a sleek modern finish to the patio.
What is Indian Sandstone?
Since it first began to be shipped over, Indian Sandstone has become the Uk's most popular variety of natural stone paving. As the name suggests Indian sandstone derives from India, a country whose geology varies so much that there are so many different colour options and surface textures that can fit into any garden design. Available in a riven finish for a more traditional feel or a more contemporary polished surface our Indian sandstone is suitable for any space.
What are Different Types of Indian Sandstone?
Riven Indian sandstone
Riven sandstone offers a more traditional aesthetic due to its slightly more rough surface which is achieved by splitting stone down the natural veining.
Sawn Indian sandstone
Sawn Indian sandstone is a more contemporary option that sees its edges cut down by machine to give a perfectly smooth finish.
Kandla Grey has quickly become a favourite in the UK largely down to its mixture of cooling gey tones.
Raj Green Indian sandstone is another popular choice for gardens and patios. mainly consisting of greens and brown tones. Its subtle mixture of tones make it a very versatile paving option.