Gardenstone by Global Stone is a value natural riven sandstone paving. The colours of sunset blend include grey, warm brown, pink and buff in a subtle mix that would suit any style of property, new or old.
Global Stone is an industry-leading supplier of premium natural stone paving. The company takes pride in selecting all of their natural paving by hand to ensure that it is always of the highest quality. Selected by experts, their stone is used by architects, landscapers, gardeners, designers and homeowners across the country. Global Stone believes in providing their customers with a beautiful variety of stone products that look good today, tomorrow and for years to come. Their product range has grown from a simple collection of paving options to cobble sets, circles, features, fountains and benches in a spectrum of stone types and styles.
Natural Stone Characteristics:
All natural stone products are unique and will vary in colour and texture, often showing distinctive markings, minor imperfections and may include mineral deposits such as iron and quartzite. Sizes are nominal and may vary. Some paving manufacturers include the pointing allowance in the individual slab sizes whereas others include the pointing allowance in the overall pack coverage. The product images shown are as accurate as photographic processes allow and may appear differently in accordance with lighting conditions and screen calibration in addition to the natural variation occurring between batches. Images may not be a true representation of a particular product size or laying pattern. Descriptions provided offer a combination of the manufacturer's and our own opinion of the product's characteristics and features.
Sandstone is a type of sedimentary rock formed of gritty sand grains and is available in a variety of colours. Sandstone paving is available in a range of different textures, often relying on secondary processing to achieve these finishes.
- Handcut Riven Sandstone This type of sandstone has a rough, uneven surface texture with occasional ridges and the edges of the slabs are usually tapered with the larger face of the slab to be laid uppermost. This sandstone may be of random thickness, usually ranging between 25-40mm. Some variable thickness paving may be nearer 15-22mm thick which is often priced lower. Although thinner, this paving is perfectly suited to use in the UK when laid on a full mortar bed which provides the paving with additional strength.
- Calibrated Riven Sandstone Some riven sandstone products are offered at a 'calibrated' thickness which means the paving has been cut to a less variable, relatively even depth, usually around 22mm +/-, to make it easier to lay. This reduced thickness does not affect the quality. There are many colour choices available with the handcut riven style of sandstone paving.
Sandstone is available in a wide range of colours, some subtle and some vivid. The ranges comprise of a selection of core colours combined with subtle contrasting shades, and the balance of shades can vary between batches of even the same stone due to different seams in the stone quarry occurring over time. The blend of colours may include grey, pink, khaki, maroon, buff and many more shades which when combined, create the mix of colours associated with the colour name of the paving. The colour intensity increases when the paving is wet. Most brands offer the same range of colours with slightly different names. If colour variation is not a desirable feature, then it is recommeneded that natural stone and especially sandstone should not be considered as a paving choice. BE AWARE that not ALL sandstone is the same quality - some unknown brands may not have been tested for suitability in the UK climate and may crack during cold weather.
Delivery: usually 2-3 working days (if ordered before 1030). Next Day / Express delivery option available for small additional fee
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