Indian Sandstone Paving
The choice of paving in a new garden design is a major decision, and can make a dramatic difference to the finished garden. With a wide variety available there is a product to suit all tastes, styles and budgets.
Indian sandstone has to be up there at the top of any designer’s go-to paving list. With the huge choice available of different finishes, colours, sizes and shapes it is easy to see why this stone has become immensely popular in recent years.
Popular for its versatility and cost effectiveness, if used effectively and well laid, Indian sandstone can provide a beautiful, high quality, durable surface for terraces, paths or driveways.
Initially Indian sandstone was popular for offering a great alternative to York stone at a fraction of the cost. Indian sandstone is hard wearing with a naturally riven surface. Colours include grey, brown and beige with some varieties including wonderful natural reds, pinks and green.
Nowadays the variety seems endless with finishes including, standard and machine cut, tumbled, sand blasted, flamed and polished, all offered in assorted colours and sizes. With even the highest specification proving a cost-effective alternative to more traditional natural stone products.
With so much to choose from it is easy to see why so many look no further than Indian sandstone.
The cost effectiveness of this natural stone product relates to the low cost of labour in India where it is produced. All our suppliers advertise as ethically sourced stone but with companies acting as middle men between the manufacturers and suppliers, it is impossible to know for sure the working conditions of the miners and masons who produce these beautiful products.
A small selection of Indian sandstone products (pictures from stone-traders website)
Ashen Grey Sandblasted
Kandla Grey Indian Sandstone
Kashmir Machine Cut and Polished
Raj Blend Sandstone
Raj Machine Cut and Flamed