sandstone

sandstone

Sandstone is a coarse – grained sedimentary rock mainly consisting of silica, calcium carbonate, quartz, feldspar and iron oxide. Sandstone is a clastic sedimentary rock with sand mineral with particle size of 0.0625 mm to 2 mm. The colour tone of sandstone rock is determined by the iron oxide resulting in Red, Pink, Brown colour shades whereas other materials resulting in White, Yellow or Grey colour shades of sandstone. This material has been used in the domestic building construction industry from the pre-historic times as a popular building material. One of the main reason of sandstone being used as a popular building construction material is the minerals present in it are having high resistance to the weathering process on the Earth’s surface. The major deposits of sandstone are in the North West and Central parts of India. Sandstone in compression to other natural stones like Marble or Granite is a soft natural stone and easy to work on by the stone masons and is available in various kinds of surface finishes and sizes. Chemical sealants are often used on the surface of the Sandstone to improve material durability, appearance, increase stain resistance.

Some uses / applications of Sandstone Stone are –

  • Floor and Wall Tiles
  • Outdoor Landscaping Pavers
  • Landscaping Decorative Items
  • Swimming Pool Copings
  • Pebbles
  • Stone Grit and Chips
  • Terrazzo Chips
  • Mosaic Tiles
  • Cobbles
  • Statues
  • Stone Handicrafts

General Technical Specification of Sandstone Stone are –

Technical Information Value ASTM / Indian Standards
Average Water Absorption
% by weight
2.50 to 6.00 C 97
Average Density 2.25 to 2.50 g/cm3 C 97
Average Compressive Strength 75 to 125 MPa i.e. 750 to 1250 Kg/cm2 C 170

Sandstone Stone Slab Sizes –

Length from 4 feet to 10 feet (approx. 1200mm to 3000mm)

Width (height) from 2 feet to 4 feet (approx. 600mm to 1200mm)

Thickness (various and can be customized) from 1/2 inches (12mm), 3/4 inches (20mm) to 4 inches (100mm) or more

Sandstone Stone Tile Sizes –

12 x 12 inches (300 x 300 mm), 12 x 24 inches (300 x 600 mm), 24 x 24 inches (600 x 600 mm) and many more customized sizes available

Sandstone stone is available in various Surface Finishes and are processed at stone processing factory with the help of various machines.

Examples of the Sandstone Stone Surface Finishes are –

  • Natural Split Surface Finish
  • Sawn Surface Finish
  • Honed Polish Surface Finish
  • Sandblasted Surface Finish
  • Antique Polish Surface Finish (Brush Polish) ... and many more

Note: Other Sizes, Specification, and Finishes are available & can be customized as per the requirement.

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