Sandstone Paving

Sandstone Paving Information

Sandstone paving is often the first choice for people thinking about installing a patio. And no wonder. It offers an wide range of colours, surface finishes and slab sizes to choose from. Riven sandstone paving is ideal for more traditional designs and settings, but can also look totally at home in a modern design, especially if you choose the consistent colour and flat split of Kandla Grey Sandstone Paving. If you're going for a modern, clean look, sawn sandstone slabs are ideal, giving your patio a sleek and contemporary feel. Overall, sandstone paving is a versatile and affordable option that works well with many different styles and budgets.

Is sandstone good for patios?

High-quality sandstone paving is a great choice for patios because it's durable and long-lasting. When installed correctly, sandstone can withstand various weather conditions and heavy foot traffic, ensuring your patio remains in good condition for many years. This type of paving is a practical and cost-effective solution for outdoor spaces. Plus, its natural beauty and range of colours can enhance any garden or outdoor area, adding both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Maintaining sandstone paving

We recommend cleaning sandstone paving twice a year as a minimum. You can find out more about maintenance in our blog on advice on cleaning a sandstone patio. To reduce cleaning requirements, you might like to consider sealing your paving, whether it is sawn or riven. However, as a rule of thumb, riven paving is generally lower maintenance than sawn paving.

Should I choose sawn or riven sandstone paving?

Choosing between sawn and riven patio paving depends on your preference and the style you're aiming for.

Sawn Sandstone: This type has a smooth, more uniform surface, giving it a contemporary and clean look. It's ideal if you're going for a modern, sleek garden or patio design. Sawn sandstone often has more consistent colouring and a refined appearance, which can complement a minimalist or sophisticated outdoor setting.

Riven Sandstone: Riven sandstone features a more natural, textured surface, which is great for traditional or rustic styles. It offers a more varied and organic look, with each piece having unique textures. This type is perfect if you want a patio with character and a more natural feel.

We have options to suit all budgets, in both sawn and riven finishes. Choose between the beautiful Dune Smooth Sandstone Paving or Autumn Brown Riven Sandstone for a budget conscious option, or have a look at our Britannia Buff Yorkstone or Buff Smooth Sandstone Paving if the cost of paving is not your priority.

In terms of practicality, both types are durable and suitable for outdoor use, although the smoother finish of sawn sandstone may require more maintenance to keep it looking clean. Ultimately, the choice comes down to the look you prefer and the style of your garden.

Sawn and riven sandstone slabs in a wide range of colours and surface finishes

From £24.00 per m² + VAT
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