The sandstone from Rajasthan is very similar to York Stone from England and thus it is very popular in England.
Sandstone can be used both externally and for internal use.It is also a great choice for use around swimming pools for its advantages of a non-slip surface besides being smooth on the surface and helping greatly against poolside slips.
Indian Sandstone is one of our distinct ranges of external paving, and can make a real statement with its bold and flamboyant coloring. It cannot be polished nor can be split. It is smoothly sawn on all six sides to give a totally crisp and clean feel whilst still being firm and non-slip underfoot. Teakwood Sawn Sandstone attracts the attention of almost everyone due to its texture resembling the texture of wood.
An estimated 900 million tonnes of sandstone deposits are spread over an area of about 34,000 sq km, covering parts of Rajasthan Our Sandstone is best in the area. a block of Sandstone is fine grained dense sandstone with beautiful variation whilst maintaining a blended appearance. Sandstone is very durable and perfect for outdoors especially pool surrounds.The mining and quarrying sector of Rajasthan brings both fame and infamy to the state. Quarries of Rajasthan have provided stone not only for historical monuments of India, but German graveyards, British pathways and Belgian shopping malls are also embellished with sandstone exported from the state.
It provides excellent durability and is virtually maintenance free. It is aesthetically appealing to the eye whilst giving great value for money to the client.
But most importantly, credit must go to the craftsmen who hue the sandstone to all the various forms from large stones with a high degree of moulding to the most intricate of carving work. Sandstones are suitable for block construction in most building and engineering work and can now be cut to relatively thin sections for cladding to steel framed or concrete structured buildings. All in all sandstone is one of the few historic natural minerals still in use today.
Many types of sandstone are suitable for paving or flooring. Some can be split (driven) otherwise the normal finish is sawn. Tooled, sandblasted and flame textured finishes are also available. There is a vast variety of surface finishes available from the traditional rubble walling to wrought stonework with its finishes to different forms ie. boasting, pitched, broached, hammer dressed and rusticated, to the very intricate looking vermiculated.
The term sandstone is used to describe almost any stone of sedimentary origin with a granular texture. Some other types of stone that may fall under this classification include gritstones, siltstones, greywackes, conglomerates and marls. Aside from particle size variations, the dominant factor affecting sandstone performance is the grain cement that may be siliceous, calcareous, clay bearing or iron-rich.