NOT OUTDATED, CLASSIC! - WHY SANDSTONE IS STILL A POPULAR CHOICE
Sandstone was one of the most popular choices of building materials in colonial Australia, and because of its natural beauty, versatility and durability, it has remained so up to the current day. Able to work well in both the heat and the cold, sandstone is the perfect choice for an Australian climate, and the variety of colours and textures ensure that it looks at home in a million dollar mansion or beach bungalow.
What is Sandstone?
Sandstone is sedimentary rock composed mainly of small, sand-sized grains of minerals or rock. It comes in a variety of colours and is both workable and durable, making it a perfect choice for builders, sculptures and decorators alike.
Apart from the fact that it gives any home a timeless, classic elegance, people favour sandstone because, once sealed, it is one of the most durable materials available, and will easily last a lifetime. In addition to this, sandstone never goes out of fashion, so unlike that garish orange lino that seemed like a good idea in the 70s, and the antiquated wooden floors that require constant maintenance, a sandstone floor will be an investment that pays for itself over and over.
How to Install it?
Choosing a professional tiling company will save you the guesswork and aggravation of having to install the sandstone yourself. A tradesman who has an understanding of and empathy for natural stone will create a beautiful finish.
Maintaining your Sandstone Floor
Apart from having the floor re-sealed every few years to prevent water being absorbed, a sandstone floor is extremely low-maintenance. Just sweep or mop as usual and your sandstone pavers or sandstone tiles will last you a lifetime.
If a high quality penetrating sealer is used on a stone surface with normal foot traffic, it could last for up to 15 years. It is a common misconception that stone requires re-sealing every few years. In fact, too much sealant unnecessarily causes the stone to lose lustre. Generally, if water on a stone surface beads and stays there for any length of time – don’t bother re-sealing. You will be wasting time and money.