The pros and cons of Indian sandstone paving

As one of the UK’s most popular paving materials, Indian sandstone could be perfect for creating your new patio space. Here we list the pros and cons of using this beautiful material.

By James Harty

Indian sandstone is a very popular choice, thanks to its attractive finish, warm tones, and versatility. As a timeless material, it is one of the most heavily imported stones and in this blog, we will help you to decide whether it could be a great choice for your paving project.

Pros of Indian sandstone paving

  • A range of colour tones to suit every exterior paving design.
  • An interesting finish with no two paving slabs being the same.
  • Widely available, with various suppliers offering great quality stone.
  • Easy to cut and lay in a variety of patterns.
  • Capable of withstanding cold and wet weather.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Can last a lifetime thanks to its durability.
  • Will add value to your property and increase its visual appeal.
  • It is environmentally friendly, and the manufacturing process does not involve harmful chemicals.

Cons of Indian Sandstone paving

  • If the stone is not sealed it can fade over time due to poor weather conditions.
  • It is a natural product, so the surface can be rough compared to some paving options.
  • The natural variations may include imperfections, marks, and blotches.
  • Some stone will have a high porosity which can make it vulnerable to damage.
  • It is softer than some other rock types, so it can scratch and dent over time.

Premier Block Pavers – Helping you find the perfect stone

As an experienced paving team, we find that Indian sandstone is a great choice for many of our customers. However, if any of the downsides to this stone do not work for you, then we have many other options we can recommend to you, including gravel, tarmac and even imprinted concrete. To find out more, please contact our team today.