Smooth sandstone paving transforms the appearance of your garden or patio with a captivating range of colors and tones, every kind of smooth sandstone showcases beautiful variations in color.
Sawn sandstone is cut straight from the block using machine-cut instead of being naturally split. The sawn slabs are cut to size and then rough-honed on the top surface to create a smooth finish. Smooth sandstone paving is sawn on all six sides, ensuring that even the edges are straight and machine-cut to achieve a sleek, contemporary look. Honed sandstone paving offers a different appeal compared to riven sandstone, with more prominent patterns and colors across the surface.
Honed smooth sandstone paving offers a certain level of slip resistance, allowing for secure footing even in damp conditions. They are generally considered to be slip-resistant and suitable for outdoor use. However, it is important to note that the slip resistance of smooth sandstone is lower compared to riven sandstone, split limestone, and flamed granite. It is advisable to avoid engaging in vigorous activities on smooth sandstone surfaces, particularly when they are wet.
Indian smooth sandstone paving is available in a wide range of colors, from neutral cream or light grey tones found in Fossil Mint and Kandla grey sandstone to earthy Raj Green, and Rippon buff sandstone. For those seeking more vibrant options, Rippon Buff and Raj green smooth sandstone feature eye-catching colors.
It is generally recommended to seal smooth sandstone paving to prevent staining, but this recommendation is not mandatory. Even with sealing, it cannot guarantee 100% prevention of water stains because sandstone has a higher water absorption rate compared to other stones. Therefore, the risk of water stains should be taken into consideration when considering the purchase of smooth sandstone paving.
All smooth sandstone paving slabs have been cut to a nominal consistent thickness. This makes it easier to lay compared to un-calibrated slabs, as there are no significant variations in thickness between each slab.