The beautiful brown-toned sandstone pavers is a natural material that gives color to every man’s home. As a floor, however, it is a material that requires its maintenance.
Anyone who still wants a gallant sandstone floor is right to maintain it carefully. Then it can last for generations.
Sandstone, delicate but durable
Sandstone is a porous and thus also sensitive rock type. It has a beautiful sand-brown color in different shades depending on the composition and often has recessed patterns. Sometimes the stones are light brown, sometimes they are dark red.
The stone is a classic material for construction and in the past whole houses were built of sandstone. Today, it has become a popular material to create interiors with, not least floors.
If it is properly cared for and protected from acids and salts, the sandstone floor will be able to last for several generations.
Processing and treatments
The sandstone that can be bought in the form of tiles on the market is processed in different ways. Outdoors it is sometimes only chopped, but indoors many people want it sanded or even polished.
The degree of grinding gives different structure and luster to the stone. In addition, there is often a surface treatment.
A sandstone floor requires a lot of care to hold up well, unlike harder stone floors that wear out beautifully.
To maintain a good protection of the stone against acids, moisture and dirt, it is wise to apply a layer of polish or wax at regular intervals.
Buying sandstone pavers for floors
Different sandstones can have a very different hardness and density. It counts as a hard floor but the variations in how hard it is vary. The same goes for the price. The price varies greatly between different brands. It pays to compare prices and qualities between suppliers.
Keep in mind that the cost of any tilers will be added. It can be difficult to lay the floor in a nice and durable way on your own.
To lay sandstone floors
A sandstone floor is advantageously laid on a very flat surface of concrete or plaster. How trixit it is to fit the different natural stones depends on the size and shape of the stones.
It is a puzzle to lay natural stone, as each stone has its individual shade that should harmonize with the surrounding stones. Lay out all the tiles on the floor before laying.
A natural stone floor such as sandstone tiles is well suited to have together with underfloor heating. Keep in mind that the end result will be best if the floor heating is installed and activated before the floor is laid. This reduces the risk that the floor will then get gaps.