A beautifully golden orange, these Golden Buff Sandstone tiles are warm and inviting. Hailing from quarries in India, sandstone's traditional sandy coloring takes a step up, bringing a sun-baked feel to your design. Their color tones are varied. Some have a balanced blend of orange and red, some have sweeping lines of beige and others are darker toned. It's an exciting display of what nature can produce when left to its own devices.
Sandstone is created by layers of mineral deposits compacting over time. The result is a soft and sandy, fine-grained stone. It has a totally natural feel to it, making any interior or garden feel at one with nature. This is a stone that simply cannot be replicated by porcelain or ceramics.
Sandstone is a naturally porous material. It, therefore, requires a protective treatment to help it to resist moisture and stains. Once sealed, it is highly durable and has long been used for tiling around the home to achieve a perfect balance between beauty and practicality.
This tile has a natural cleft face. The stone is leveled, but its texture is retained, leaving it with a sandy, rugged surface. This is a finish which compliments sandstone's raw, jagged nature.
It makes a great tile for flooring and patios because the finish has traction. The stone's natural bumps and ridges provide a grip which can help to prevent slips and trips, even while the tile is wet. It's also great for high traffic areas of the home such as hallways and kitchens. The jagged texture is not damaged by wear and tear like a polished finish can be. It's the perfect tile for a busy family environment.
The back of the tile is gauged. This creates a level surface so that uniform application can be achieved. There is a slight variation in thickness between each tile, but this only adds to the tile's authenticity.
The warm color tones are great for creating a homely feel whilst still incorporating a truly natural stone texture into the design. It is an incredibly versatile tile. Used to make a beautiful garden patio, it appears soft and subtle, blending in with its earthy surroundings. Inside the home, traditional kitchens and hallways are given a burst of color, giving your interior a design edge.