Indian sandstone works both as contemporary or traditional sandstone paving slab. As a natural product, it guarantees good performance for water absorption and frost resistance. This means that your sandstone paving slabs will look great for a long time.
Is Indian sandstone durable?
All Indian sandstone sold by Marshall’s will have a flexural strength of no less than 12.9mpa. The Flexural Strength of a stone gives an indication of how strong the stone is.
Is Indian sandstone a good choice?
Indian Sandstone has been a very popular choice of garden paving for over 30 years now and is a cost-effective, affordable choice for any patio.
Is Indian sandstone easy to maintain?
Thankfully, there’s no need to stress! Cleaning Indian sandstone is straightforward and requires little effort – a simple wash-down with soapy water eradicates everyday grime while a diluted bleach formula tackles stubborn stains, moss and algae.
How long will Indian sandstone last?
The long answer: Natural stone has survived for 1000’s of years without any chemical treatments, so it’s unlikely to fall to pieces without a layer of sealant that some suppliers insist it needs.
Does Indian sandstone break easily?
Does sandstone break? You can break sandstone, which makes it easy to install. However, once laid, sandstone’s high durability over the years makes it a better choice for commercial hard landscaping projects than a man-made substance like concrete.
Does Indian sandstone lose its Colour?
Loss of colour, sheen and quality is a common problem with Indian Sandstone. Over time it’s inevitable that due to weather and foot traffic, your sandstone patio is doing to wear down and get dirty or stained.
Is Granite better than sandstone?
Granite is harder, longer-lasting and easier to clean. But it’s incredibly difficult to carve, making it a less obvious option for building masonry projects where heritage isn’t a consideration. Sandstone is easier to work with and still widely produced in the UK.
Can you pressure wash Indian sandstone?
Yes you can. A jet washer or pressure washer is an ideal way of cleaning Indian sandstone.
How do you remove salt from Indian sandstone?
Firstly the majority of these salts are soluble so simply pouring water onto the paving stones, gently brushing with a soft broom and rinsing, will clean them from the surface.
Does Indian sandstone need sealing before laying?
Coating the back of the slabs prior to laying with Sealer or PVA will help in this matter. Efflorescence or light powdering due to Building Salts are generally caused by water in the concrete or from the ground below the slabs being drawn up through the stone depositing on the surface.
What is the best Indian sandstone sealer?
Smartseal. SmartSeal is a name in Indian stone sealer that is best applied wet, and much like Resiblock, it’s generally a name you can trust. In fact, their sandstone sealer offers protective cover for various other types of surface, too, such as granite and limestone.
Do I need to prime Indian sandstone?
Laying sandstone paving should only be done with a full wet bed of Mortar at a ratio of 5.1 sand and cement and the slabs should be primed individually before laying using a slurry primer to aid with adhesion and to prevent salt blooms.