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Sandstone Tiles, Sandstone Pavers, Outdoor Paving & Patios
Sandstone Product Range - Floor & Wall Cladding Materials
All images on these pages are of Bellstone products
Willow - Honed
Willow - Natural Split
Bellandra - Natural Split
Coogee - Sandblasted (by special order)
Sandstone Quality Variation - Buyer Beware!
Identical twins look the same but usually have very different personalities - sandstone is the same! Sandstone is a generic name for a type of stone but there are huge differences between one sandstone and another that affects performance.
Sandstones have one thing in common - they all contain quartzite. Apart from that they are all different! There are thousands of sandstone quarries in the world and the characteristics of the stone they produce are unique to the quarry.
Some sandstone on the market is unfit for sale - the quality is appalling. We test our stone to prove it is of the highest quality available.
Please use our test results - it will give you confidence that the stone is of good quality and will perform.
Sandstone Outdoor Patios - Density & Durability Vital
Bellstone's sandstone is premium quality and is available in a range of different colours to suit your project as well as for indoor and outdoor design needs.
All our sandstone is tested for density, water absorption, slip resistance and resistance to salt attack. The test results of all our sandstone products are listed on each product page and in the section for test results.
The Bellstone product range consists of tough, durable and very versatile products that can be used for a wide variety of purposes – floors, walls, paving, coping, cladding, pillars and landscaping features. Sandstone is non-combustible and therefore fire resistant; it has high thermal conductivity so conducts heat quite quickly.
Sandstone also performs very well around traditionally chlorinated pools but it is not recommended for use around salt water pools without third party advice - the chemical environment can be extremely corrosive.Make an enquiry
Sandstone Outdoor Pavers for Pool Decks - Must Be Safe When Wet
Sandstone pavers have excellent slip resistance features that make them a safe surface for kids around a pool. We know that this is often a concern of architects working on residential projects.
The slip resistance test results on Bellstone sandstone pavers reveal that the product has excellent grip characteristics and provides an extremely safe surface to walk on in outdoor arenas and even when wet.
Surface finishes include split face, honed and sand blasted. Under-surfaces are either natural split (variable thickness) or calibrated to achieve uniformity to a nominal thickness.
Project specific strength tests (flexural, compression & modulus of rupture) conducted for veneer and cladding projects, abrasion tests for high traffic concourses & piazzas and salt tolerance tests for swimming pool aprons can be conducted to ensure compliance with ASA standards.Make an enquiry
Himalayan Stone - What's In a Name?
Himalayan sandstone or Himalayan stone is mostly sourced from Rajasthan in India - nowhere near the Himalayas. In Australia, Indian sandstone is frequently and inaccurately marketed as "Himalayan stone" – no sandstone is quarried from this region of India.
Stone Quality Ratings - Independent & Honest Information to Reduce Risk
Because testing stone is a time consuming and expensive process, many suppliers are not prepared to provide this type of information.
We don't shy away from this obligation and believe as a long-term supplier in the building industry it important to stand by our product claims.
This has meant that our reputation has grown around honesty, product quality and long term relationships - not quick project wins.
The test reports are objective evaluations about the long-term viability of the product specified in your project. Testing procedures are based on international standards conducted by fully accredited, independent testing authorities.
We can also provide information on buying, fixing, maintaining and sealing stone products for the builder, procurement office or end user. We are happy to work with you to discuss your individual requirements.
Free Project Consultation
We have a building and architectural support team who would be happy to take you're through our range and how we can help with your project requirements. Please call us on 1800 663 235 to discuss your requirements.Make an enquiry
Sandstone Outdoor Tiles & Pavers - Concerned About Colour Variation?
Sandstone tiles and pavers are popular because they offer "character". Its very normal to be concerned about variation in stone colour. We understand these concerns. The photos on this website are chosen to illustrate the full variation possible to avoid nasty surprises. To allay any fears and avoid possible disappointment, please call us to make an appointment at our warehouse - we will happily unpack some crates so that you can properly assess colour before you specify or make a purchase.
Pavers & Tiles - Definition Confusion
Most people associate pavers with outdoor use. Pavers are regarded as products to be used over soft bases (substrates) such as rammed earth or roadbase sprinkled with sand. On these foundations the stone used needs to be strong to ensure against movement that might cause cracking. As a result, the thickness of the stone needs to be 30mm or more, depending on the traffic load.
These days, outside areas are often concreted providing an incredibly strong and very stable substrate. As a result, a much thinner "tile" of 10 - 15mm might be quite adequate (depending on the flexural strength of the stone and the traffic load expected).
Apart from the thickness of the stone and the cost (tiles are cheaper!) there is no difference between a tile and a paver!
Click here to see the sandstone test results.
Free Project Consultation - At Our Office & Showroom
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.