Indian Sandstone Paving

One of the most popular options for rustic outdoor spaces, Indian sandstone paving slabs are the natural choice for those seeking high-quality, warming garden pavers.  

Not to be mistaken for natural stone paving, Indian sandstone is a special type of natural stone that is specifically sourced from India, a country renowned for its stunning stone exports. 

Browse the stunning variety of Indian stone paving available at Simply Paving, below. 

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Features of Indian stone paving slabs

  • Renowned in the landscaping world for its unique colourings. 
  • Features many natural and blended finishes. 
  • Hand cut for a more authentic aesthetic. 
  • Available in both pavers and setts. 
  • Ideal for rustic gardens and homes. 


Indian stone FAQs 

Here at Simply Paving, we have years of experience working with all types of paving slabs. Thanks to this, we’ve got the answers you need to make an informed purchasing decision about Indian sandstone. 

With this in mind, we’ve prepared answers to the most commonly asked questions about Indian sandstone paving slabs, including price ranges, how to style, and how to maintain. 


What is Indian stone paving? 

  • Also known as Indian sandstone. 
  • Prices range from budget-friendly to premium selections. 
  • Features both warming colours ideal for traditional gardens as well as darker, more contemporary choices. 

A type of natural stone, Indian stone paving not only impresses with its durable and weather-resistant characteristics, but it also dazzles with its wealth of rich colours.  

Indian stone flags are often seen as a good fit in traditionally themed, classically stylised homes. This is thanks in no small part to their rustic aesthetic and range of delightfully homely colours. 


How much does natural paving cost? 

Our collection of Indian sandstone patio slabs ranges from cost-effective options to more premium picks. We also frequently have special offers on pavers, which often include Indian stone patio slabs. Be sure to check back frequently for fantastic prices on Indian stone pavers. 

If the Indian sandstone collection is a little too rich for your blood, we have an incredible selection of cheaper alternatives, including our concrete range or our value pavers. Alternatively, we also have our pride and joy, our porcelain paving collection, which features plenty of superb paving slabs. 


How to style stone slabs 

  • Many Indian sandstone slabs feature rich, natural veins and lavish colours that age beautifully.  
  • Best suited to traditionally styled homes and sun-soaked gardens 
  • To help decide between limestone and sandstone, you can read our guide on limestone vs sandstone paving  


What colour Indian stone paving slabs are available? 

Our selection of Indian stone pavers features many stunning natural colours. These include lighter shades, such as creams and greens, as well as darker variants, like browns and blacks. 

For a traditional, warming look that pairs well with both light and dark tones, we’d recommend the exceptional Bradstone Smooth Natural Sandstone Paving in Rainbow. Alternatively, for a more contemporary garden that prioritises monochronic modernism, our Bradstone Riverwashed Natural Limestone Paving in Steel Grey is an undeniably excellent choice.  


What Indian sandstone paving stone sizes are available? 

Each option from our Indian sandstone paver selection features a variety of different dimensions to suit any outdoor project. Our most common paving sizes include: 

You can also find plenty of Indian sandstone paving products in specialist sizes, such as the selection of natural sandstone setts, including 100 x 100. 


How do you lay Indian stone pavers? 

While some may opt to enlist professional assistance when laying patio slabs, we know there are plenty that is prepared to roll up their sleeves and install a patio all by themselves. 

To find out how to lay Indian stone pavers, check out our comprehensive guide on how to lay paving slabs. 


How do you cut Indian stone pavers? 

Despite being tough and durable pavers, it’s a relatively simple task to cut Indian stone pavers down to size. And while there are several ways to get the job done, we recommend using a hammer and chisel to safely to cut the paver into whatever size and shape you need.  

For more methods on cutting Indian stone pavers, read our article that explores how to cut paving slabs. 


How to maintain stone paving 

  • Use soapy water and a brush to clean spills and accumulated grime on Indian slabs. 
  • Harder stains, like oil and cement, require stronger approaches to cleaning. 
  • For a comprehensive guide on keeping pavers clean, read our guide on how to clean your patio.  


How do I clean Indian stone paving? 

You can easily keep on top of cleaning Indian paving slabs, just by regularly sweeping any dirt and debris that accumulates over the week. 

If you need to tackle anything tougher, a solution of warm, soapy water and a brush should do the trick. Just ensure you don’t use an acid-based soap as it can damage the pavers; standard dishwasher liquid is all you need. 


How do I remove oil stains from Indian sandstone? 

Begin by absorbing the oil with a towel. Allow it to soak the liquid without wiping, as that will merely push the oil deeper into the sandstone. Then, proceed to sprinkle baby powder, clay-based cat litter, or cornflour on the stain to soak up any moisture. 

After 15 minutes, wipe up the residue with a damp towel and start scrubbing the stained area with soapy water and a brush. Scrub the afflicted area rigorously using circular motions. Continue until the stain is gone, then rinse the area thoroughly with water.  

Repeat this process as many times as necessary until the stains are removed from the sandstone. 


How do I remove cement stains from Indian sandstone? 

Unfortunately, muriatic acid is one of few ways to effectively remove cement stains from Indian stone pavers, which can harm the stone if not applied carefully.   

The rule of thumb solution is one-part muriatic acid combined with four parts water. Before you get to work, it’s best to test your solution on an unassuming area of the stone first. If the solution fizzes when making contact with the surface, you need to add more water. Even when brushing, you should still remain vigilant for any potential damage. 

Once you’ve removed the cement or mortar from the paver, clean it with a pH-neutral cleaning solution.  


Buy stone paving online from Simply Paving 

Here at Simply Paving, we pride ourselves on our selection of Indian sandstone. Due to the sheer quantity of options available, we understand that you may want more information or assistance when selecting your pavers. 

To help, we have a friendly team of experts that are ready to help with all of your paving needs. For any questions about our range of Indian stone paving, give us a call on 0800 032 6306 or start a live chat with us online today. 

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