Because sandstone is such a versatile building material and contains various different features which make it suitable for numerous different applications, it’s crucial that you choose sandstone that has been cut and finished to suit your needs. Sometimes you may want sandstone with a high polish, whereas in other instances you will want a rough finish to prevent slips and a liquid seal employed to prevent the sandstone from absorbing stains.
You also must find sandstone of the perfect composition for you. This means choosing the pure stone from a quarry in the ideal area, to ensure it has the mineral makeup you need.
Because sandstone has is highly porous, it absorbs water and other liquids easily and quickly. Sandstone is still used to great success in moist areas, such as bathrooms, kitchens, pool surrounds and anywhere out of doors, after an application of a waterproof sealant. This is necessary if you want to use sandstone outside in high traffic areas and don’t want it to stain, particularly from chemicals or salt around pools, or if you would like to use your sandstone as a hygienic work surface.
Natural sedimentary rock is such a useful construction material because it’s exceptionally hard and sturdy. This allows it to be used as the principal material in buildings intended to stand for centuries and as a flooring material in high traffic and multi-use areas. However, in addition, it makes sandstone very difficult to cut and work with if you do not have the proper tools. If you’re planning on doing a wall or paving tiling job yourself with sandstone, you should choose precisely the size of paver that you want to use, to avoid having to cut problems with cutting the stone. For borders, you can try using smaller pavers to fill out the space.
Unless you choose a man made alternative, it is not possible to have consistent colour and patterning across a selection of sandstone pavers in Melbourne. This natural feel and variation is, but what makes sandstone beautiful and unique, and must be embraced for its decorative potential. Simply pick the shade of sandstone you prefer, whether that is a rosy red shade or pale beige, and allow the variations of colour flow throughout your paving arrangement.