Patio & Driveways Limited

Indian Stone

Indian stone is the most popular choice of stone for our customers last year, and the reason being its in-expensive and very attractive, but we like to give a balanced opinion on the stone as well as the choices and colours available

Before

Removed old paving slabs & also lawn areas

 

After

Replaced old slabs with Indian Stone (steps & Patio area), and created a pathway.

Also removed lawn areas and finished off with gravel beds for easier maintenance.



 

Advantages

Indian Stone Driveway & gravel beds


Indian sandstone paving is growing in popularity in the UK as a cheaper alternative to the traditional Yorkshire stone. It is durable, is available in a wide variety of colours and can be laid in an assortment of patterns to compliment your garden and home.

We provide lots of different patterns for you to choose from, or you could design your own! It is easy to install and also to replace if needs be. It is visually striking and can be used both indoors and out.


 

Indian Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed essentially of quartz grains cemented by siliceous, felspathic, calcareous cementing matters.

The durability and strength of these rocks depend on the cementing material.

The best quality sandstone, for building purpose, should be of fine grain and uniform texture.

Sandstone is the youngest of the quartz-based stones, which eventually turns into quartzite as the sandstone is subjected to heat and pressure.

Textures within the sandstone layers such as cross bedding, ripple marks, and mud cracks, are clues to the origin of the layers as shallow, inter-tidal or delta sediments.

Natural Sandstone should only be cleaned using water, and under no circumstances should any type of patio cleaner be used. This is due to a possible reaction between the acid and chemicals within the patio cleaner and any iron deposits within the Sandstone, which can cause staining and colour changes to your paving. The fine layers of sand/quartz which make up the Sandstone can absorb dirt, grime and algae deep within the paving. Non professional cleaning with a standard high pressure-jet washer should be avoided, as the angled single jet of water can penetrate the stone unevenly, leaving your cleaned paving with unsightly and unnatural markings.


AM maintenance UK recommends Protective sealer for all newly laid Indian Sandstone. The protective sealer can help to stop dirt, grime and algae penetrating into the fine layers of sand/quartz of which the stone is constructed from. This dirt and grime that builds up over time, can cause staining which can be difficult to totally remove.

Materials

We use reputable companies to provide our Indian stone, we have been successful in providing a good quality product at a reduced rate. We also know that the stone has been sourced from a non-child labour quarry's, which is good for fair trade.

Colours

The colours of sandstone depend on the mineral contents and impurities in the sand. Generally, the sandstone is available in red, beige, pink, green, grey, brown, yellow, mint, teak, and in rainbow colour.

 

 

 

Indian Sand Stone has unique colours

Contacts

 

Head Office:

0845 626 2416


Blackpool:
01253 804 566

0845 6262416


 

email:

sales@ampatioanddrivewaysltd.co.uk

info@ammaintenanceuk.com

 


Company Address

A & M Patio & Driveways Ltd

The Stables

Midland Park

Dickies Lane

Blackpool

FY4 5LG

(Company No.  10009633)