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What is Indian Sandstone & Why Is It Popular?

Indian Sandstone is a very popular choice here in the UK for a number of reasons, it has a large array of colours and finishes and many landscaping and patio companies hold this as one of the best sandstone for patios and hard landscapes as it is durable and long standing. We have long used Indian Sandstone for creating beautiful patios and pathways for over 25yrs and we thought we would explain a bit more about this beautiful stone and it’s uses and origins.

What Is Indian Sandstone?

Indian Sandstone originates in India – no medals here, but in fairness, Indian stone has such a beautiful texture and the veined natural finish and is so desirable throughout the world. Indian sandstone comes from many parts of India including Kashmir in the north and on the plains of central Indian, the colours and textures are truly unique to this country and it is then imported in to the UK where it is cut into slabs ready for laying for patios and paths.

Indian Sandstone patio

Indian sandstone before sealing.

What Colours Are Indian Sandstone Available In?

Most Indian Sandstone has their own natural and unique colours depending on where the stone has been quarried so each slab will have a unique pattern and design making it unique in each garden. There are multi and single toned colours and you can choose a rough or smooth texture depending on your overall feel. Generally a rough texture is great for those looking to create a rustic garden or area and would suit a country garden, the smooth looks great with more modern and contemporary homes in Banbury, Oxford areas for example. The desert tones are very eye catching and works well with the new modern anthracite grey window frames and most bricked homes. It’s a great contrast for sure, so there is a colour and texture for everyone.

Who Can Install Indian Sandstone?

We always recommend that you use a certified and long established company for the installation of your Indian Sandstone, you will need to firstly ensure that the ground has been levelled off completely. You’ll then need to ensure you lay some hardcore MOT or sand based substance and ensure there is drainage for run-off. Once you have done that, you can choose your preferred Indian Sandstone and lay this down in the pattern of your choice, you’ll need to cut the stone in the corners and lay it like a jigsaw or pattern. Once this is laid, the important part is to seal the sandstone to stop weeds and rain entering the edges.

With this in mind, we recommend you reach out to a quality patio installation company that has experience and a proven track record of using this sandstone

Indian Sandstone after sealing

Where Can I Use Indian Sandstone?

Indian Sandstone is ideal for your patio and pathways in the garden. It’s ideally for crazy paving too as it can be cut to any size. We recommend that you stick to using it for patios though, it will last a life time and as long as you clean and jetwash regularly it will hold it’s style.

So, in essence we recommend Indian Sandstone for your Banbury home, it’s durable, low maintenance and looks beautiful when laid for a patio, it’s more expensive than standard limestone or flags, but you’ll notice the difference and it will add value to your home in the long run. If you are looking for a quality Indian Sandstone installation company in the Banbury area, then why not get in touch with us today for a free quote.