What Is Sandstone Used For?

Sandstone is a widely used building material and has been popular in various structures since ancient times. This relatively soft material is easy to carve, and many structures across the world are constructed using this material. It’s useful in interior and exterior settings as well as for creating decorative elements such as ornamental statues and fountains etc.


Its Characteristics

Sandstone masonry is recognised for its resilience, slip-resistant properties and durability. It can withstand the harshest climates and enhances the appeal and value of a property over time. Many people are aware that pavers are made of sandstone. But this fantastic material is found in other forms like mini slabs, mosaic pieces, full slabs and tiles too.

There is a distinct masonry advantage to sandstone as it’s straightforward to cut, making it ideal for use in a variety of projects. Depending on the combination of rock fragments, the stone may have a variety of colours ranging from red, brown, and grey to nearly black or white.


Exterior Applications of Sandstone

As a building & landscaping stone, sandstone has a classic appeal. It is used in brick pavers on walkways, driveways, patios, decks and various other outdoor applications. As an exterior feature, Australian sandstone has a classical grandeur and reliable quality.

It is slip-resistant and has a natural warmth which makes it perfect for paving, exterior facades, water features and more. Landscapers, stonemasons, architects and contractors often use this material in their projects. It is used extensively in the construction of features such as pool surrounds, garden edging, finished capping, cladding etc.


Interior Applications of Sandstone

The material has a range of indoor applications in specific architectural styles. Houses built in the Spanish Colonial, Southwest, and rustic styles look sharp with sandstone fireplace surrounds, flooring, countertops, and various other features. The stone also creates a superb interior living environment.

It is a thermally neutral stone that remains at ambient temperatures. Unlike many artificial materials, sandstone won’t “overreact” to cold or heat and won’t deteriorate due to thermal contraction and expansion. As you can see, sandstone has many unique properties that make it an excellent inclusion for indoor and outdoor applications.


For more information on sandstone applications or any other queries, feel free to contact Trstone Mason at 0414 447 554 to discuss details about your project. You can also get in touch with us via this Contact Us form and get a free quote today.