Limestone and porcelain paving have been dominating our clients’ paving choices recently, so much so that sandstone paving has taken a significant back seat. This is understandable when you consider both these types of paving complement our more contemporary looking gardens and have the advantages of being aesthetically pleasing, hard wearing and easy to maintain. But sandstone should still be considered as a great choice for your patio. It is what I have chosen to use in my garden and after 15 years it is still looking good and has the advantage of some of the slabs being inlaid with beautiful fossils.
Take a look at this contemporary garden, landscaped in June…
- We laid vintage grey tumbled finished sandstone paving pointed in with a dark grey sealant:
- The grey colour of the sandstone complements the white walls of our client’s property and ties in with the dark grey bifold doors as well as the grey fence panels and the composite deck boards in the circle seating area in the corner.
- It has also been used for the stepping stones across the lawn leading to the pergola.
- In my opinion, it is the perfect choice for this design where ‘honey’ limestone paving (currently one of our most popular choices) would not have worked as well.
Some more adavantages of sandstone…
- It is often more cost effective than other paving such as limestone and porcelain.
- There are many choices of colours and finishes to choose from.
- It has a timeless quality and adapts well to a traditional cottage style garden, as well as looking good in a more modern design.