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Sandstone Paving

Sandstone slabs are known for their natural durability, and the natural tonal variations in sandstone paving slabs means your patio will be unique to you and your garden.

Why choose sandstone pavers?

Sandstone has quite an illustrious past – it was even used in construction during the days of Ancient Egypt. While it is no longer used for crafting pyramids, sandstone remains a popular landscaping choice.

Designed for patios and garden pathways, sandstone pavers are naturally durable and can handle any climate. What’s more, as sandstone is a porous material, you won’t need to worry about puddles ruining your garden’s final look. The only downside to their absorbent nature, of course, is that this could lead to fading.

To keep your sandstone paving slabs in top condition, regular maintenance and a decent sealant are required. For information about where to find the right sealant, contact Simply Paving.

Which sandstone shades are best?

Along with being one of our most practical pavers, sandstone slabs are also known for their attractive finish and subtle tonal variations.

Traditional gardens, for instance, would benefit from our textured Natural Sandstone Paving in Rustic Buff. Outdoor spaces which boast a minimalist aesthetic, on the other hand, suit the pared-down look of our Bradstone Smooth Natural Sandstone Paving in Silver Grey.

What is the price of sandstone?

Due to its durability, natural stone is typically more expensive than man-made products, like porcelain pavers. Luckily, sandstone can easily be cut to size, making it one of the cheapest natural stone options on the market.

Here at Simply Paving, our standard sandstone patio slabs can range anywhere between £22-£29/m2, depending on colour and size. As for sandstone slabs with a special finish, such as those that are honed for a smoother surface, you’re looking at prices between £38-£45/m2.

Is sandstone easy to lay?

Yes – our sandstone paving slabs have been specially calibrated so that they are easy to lay.

While many of our pavers have been cut to a 22mm thickness, you may find a few pavers which vary in depth. Our Blended Natural Sandstone Paving, for instance, varies between 17-20mm. In this case, you will need to lay the pavers slightly differently by preparing the mortar bed for each stone individually.

For more information on installing sandstone pavers, please refer to our helpful guide on how to lay paving slabs.

Can you cut sandstone paving?

Yes – it’s relatively easy to cut sandstone paving, provided you have the correct equipment.

To get the finish you need, take a circular saw with a diamond-tipped blade across your sandstone paving slab. That’s all you need. Then, you’ll be able to fit your slabs around tight corners and awkward angles without running into any issues. Take a look at our guide on how to cut paving slabs for more information.

Can you use sandstone paving for driveways?

While sandstone is a durable material, it is not designed for heavy duty traffic. Our Simply Paving range, for instance, has been specifically quarried for use on patios and footpaths, so we wouldn’t recommend using our sandstone paving slabs on driveways. If you're after paving for you driveway, then take a look at our collection of block paving which has been specifically designed to withstand frequent vehicle overrun.

To find out more information about our sandstone pavers, give us a call on 0800 032 6306 or start a live chat now.