WHY SHOULD I USE NATURAL SANDSTONE IN MY HOME?

Hand chiselled natural sandstone is prized for its distinctive beauty and the sense of peaceful tranquillity it creates, but there are also many practical benefits to using natural sandstone in your home. Natural sandstone products are more durable than many artificial products, often lasting for hundreds of years with no maintenance required. Unlike artificial or simulated stone products, with natural sandstone there are no concerns about exposure to harmful chemicals in the home or released into the environment during production or disposal. So why invest time and money into a look-alike when natural sandstone is the real thing which the artificial products can only attempt to emulate but never come close to.

WHERE DOES NATURAL SANDSTONE COME FROM?

Natural sandstone is quarried directly from the earth’s crust and every individual stone tile is unique, the only processing they need is to carefully craft them through the use of rudimentary hand tools into various forms, sizes and finishes

WHY ARE MOST NATURAL STONES IMPORTED?

Sources of natural stone with desirable qualities are found all over the world, in many different locations. Some sources are better than others due to the stones’ appearance, hardness, and other inherent qualities. Cost of processing is also a factor. Since natural stone has been used as a building material for thousands of years in many locations overseas, those areas have a long-established system for quarrying and processing which is oftentimes more efficient and more economical and the quality of our product is higher than most of the sandstone available in Australia and that is the primary reason we won the confidence of the largest consumer of sandstone in the world, the Catholic Church.

WHO NEEDS NATURAL STONE IN AUSTRALIA?

(In the past Natural Stone has mainly been used for large-scale construction and in formal applications such as Churches and Government buildings, but for residential construction, wood and brick have been the traditional choice, however, there has been a growing trend in recent years to use Natural Stone in residential construction for both structural and decorative use. Popular applications include feature walls, entryways, atriums, bathrooms, fireplaces, floors, and many other surfaces.

WHERE IN MY HOME CAN I USE NATURAL SANDSTONE TILES?

Natural Stone can be used on almost every vertical surface both inside and outside the home, but also including floors, bathrooms, patios, walkways, fireplaces, facades, wall cladding, and garden Landscaping.

HOW DO NATURAL STONES DIFFER FROM CERAMIC TILES?

Natural Stone can be used on almost every vertical surface both inside and outside the home, but also including floors, bathrooms, patios, walkways, fireplaces, facades, wall cladding, and garden Landscaping.

HOW DO NATURAL STONES DIFFER FROM CERAMIC TILES? (The most important difference is this – Natural Stone is a product of nature, and Ceramics are man-made. Most man-made materials cannot compare in durability to natural ones. While damaged ceramic tiles usually need replacing, natural stone usually needs minimal restoration if stained or scratched. Other differences are explained below:

 CERAMIC

  1. Homogenous composition
  2. Low absorbency, thin and lightweight, corrugated backing
  3. Acid resistant
  4. Have only one plain finish and practically no edge finishes.
  5. The sizes in ceramics are restricted and patterns are very uniform and geometric.

    NATURAL STONE
  1. Unique composition
  2. Differs from category to category
  3. Acid sensitivity varies from stone to stone.
  4. Have a whole spectrum of finishes, Polished, Honed, Antiquated, Tumbled, Leather, Rugged (Split face, River Rough, River Wash, and Flamed) and more.
  5. No size restriction.