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Sandstone Tiles, Pavers & Wall Cladding from Bellstone, Sydney Suppliers
Coogee Sandstone Tiles, Pavers & Cladding - Attractive Beach Sand Colour
Coogee sandstone tiles and pavers are yellow beach sand and white in colour with a characteristic grain pattern.
The product has a light sandblasted finish that adds texture and softens the appearance.
Coogee Sandstone with Sandblasted Surface Treatment
The mild sandblast is very effective as it softens the grain and colour of the stone. It has a similar surface to the finely chipped or "sparrow pecked" surfaces on many of the lovely old heritage buildings.
The treatment is time consuming because the stone requires honing first but its effective because it creates beach sand "character" to a floor or wall surface.Make an enquiry
Coogee Sandstone (SAWN) Makes A Grand Entrance to New Home
The images above illustrate how the architects used Coogee sandstone on a feature wall on a modern home in Kensington. The sandstone has a smooth sawn surface and was specially selected for its light colour.
Cladding or facing as it is sometimes called, is a simple way of decorating walls as you can see from the image on the right.
We have images of specialised cladding products at the Cladding section of the website. These are the more decorative options which cost a little more because they are more difficult to make.
The simplest and cheapest form of cladding for walls are plain tiles 15-20mm in thickness, with no intricate borders or patterns.
If this idea appeals to you, then check out any of our slate, sandstone, quartzite, limestone & bluestone tiles. If we don't have a size that suits, we will order it in specially. Ring us if you would like to discuss your project - the options are limitless!
Coogee Rockface Cladding Walls & Corners
Coogee rockface cladding is 30mm thick so the corners need to be done carefully.
The wall in the image on the right was fixed by Artur Hupp, a stonemason & tiler who has 40 years experience with natural stone.
It is beautifully done!
You may not notice, but the grout used was selected to match the colour of the stone. In addition, the cladding pieces were sealed before grouting so that excess grout could be removed easily. This prevents a grout haze from occurring - stone with ugly grout residues left behind after the tiler has long gone. There were no such problems with this job!
Coogee Characteristics & Uses
Coogee sandstone is a beautifully coloured material that is very porous, softer and less dense than our other sandstones. It shares many characteristics with Sydney sandstone. Coogee is a natural cladding material but many customers ask us about its suitability for outdoor paving.
The high porosity of Coogee sandstone is a two edged sword - highly porous stone will absorb water very easily but if the water contains dissolved salt or material that might stain, it can be a problem.
The flip side is that stone with high porosity will wash down very easily when you hose it; and theoretically dissolve any unwanted pollutants that have made a home in the pore spaces of the stone matrix. Most home owners are looking for low maintenance surfaces - hosing down their back yard is not high on the list of weekend priorities. It is certainly not a stone that we recommend for salt water pool coping though may be OK for traditionally chlorinated pools. If used outdoors we suggest using 30mm thick pavers to provide extra strength even on concrete substrates.
Coogee Rockface Cladding - Grouted
Coogee Sandstone - Light Sandblasted Surface
Coogee Sandstone - Smooth Sawn Surface
Coogee Sandstone Tread with Bullnose
Specifications Coogee Sandstone Paving
For more information about all sandstone products, go to specifications.
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Bellstone wholesales the finest quality natural stone products for walls, flooring and paving for use in residential and commercial building projects as well as outdoor design, garden and landscaping applications.
In the unlikely event that you are unhappy with the quality of a piece of stone you have just unpacked - contact us straightaway and we will replace it within 48 hours at no cost. Click here for more information on our guarantee.Make an enquiry
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We have a building and architectural support team who would be happy to take you through our range and how we can help with your project requirements. Please call us on 1800 663 235 to discuss your requirements.
Stone Quality Rating - Coogee Sandstone (sandblasted)
(5 stars = best quality)
|Porosity (5 stars = very low porosity)|
|Water absorption (5 stars = very low absorbency)|
|Flexural strength (dry)|
|Flexural strength (wet)|
|Resistance to salt attack (durability)|
Indicative Test Results
- Slip resistance (AS/NZS 4586-2004) - 73V (risk of slipping when wet = very low) (67V for sawn surface)
- Flexural strength (ASTM C880) (dried) - 8.3 MPa
- Flexural strength (ASTM C880) (wet) - 5.8 MPa
- Density (ASTM C97-02) - 2063kg/m3
- Water absorption (ASTM C97-02) by volume (porosity) - 12.2%
- Water absorption (ASTM C97-02) by weight - 5.9%
- Resistance to salt attack weight loss (AS/NZS 4456.10) - 1.4%
- Resistance to salt attack classification (AS/NZS 4456.10) - B
- Resistance to salt attack (AS/NZS 4456.10) mode of decay - Slight surface pitting
NB The benchmarks for use of stone around salt water pools is 0.1% weight loss or less with a minimum slip resistance classification of W.
Click here to see all test results.
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Visit our showroom - we have a technical support team who would be happy to take you through our product range and help with your project requirements. Please call us on 1800 663 235 to discuss your needs.