Sandstone paving stones have been the popular choice for homeowners for a very long time and it’s easy to see why when you consider their natural look together with their smooth surface and texture. However, whilst this look might be pleasing on the eye this type of flagstone can involve quite a lot of time-consuming upkeep.
Like any natural stone paving products sandstone is quite porous, meaning that it’s susceptible to water absorption and the associated frost damage that comes with that. Another effect of moisture damage is dulling and fading.
The constant maintenance required can be quite laborious with sealing the paving stone and the regular jet wash.
Whilst taking these steps will prolong the life of the paving stone and improve performance, their longevity still pales in comparison to that of sandstone effect porcelain slab tiles. This type of tile is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing yet doesn’t require sealing and keeping them in tip-top shape throughout the life of the product is as simple as washing down with a mild detergent diluted in warm water every now and again.
Also, the grout used can be matched to the colour of the slab tile, enabling a seamless look.