A soft sandy yellow, Silk Road sandstone is inevitably one of the most popular on the market. Its delicate and consistent coloring makes it perfect for those looking for a reliable stone for their design. Just like oriental beaches and weathered sandy footpaths, this tranquil stone hints at nature's understated beauty.
Sandstone, whilst its name suggests a soft and crumbly material, is, in fact, durable and hardwearing enough for both internal and external uses. It is incredibly popular for use as a patio, porch, or driveway tile because of its ability to blend with natural surroundings. It is also capable of resisting freeze-thaw conditions, making it ideal for even the coldest of climates. Inside the home, Silk Road sandstone can be used to create a rugged hallway and kitchen flooring, creating an elegant and rustic design that is loved by so many.
Sandstone is fine-grained and naturally porous. Therefore, as with many natural materials, you may wish to seal your stone upon application. Stone protectant acts as a barrier against moisture and oils which may cause stains, so this step will increase your tile's longevity.
Emphasizing the stone's beachy effect, these tiles have been sandblasted. This is a refinement process that involves propelling abrasive materials such as sand at the tile's surface. The rough surface becomes smoother but still retains a slightly dimpled texture.
This surface is perfect for areas that require refinement, but would still benefit from a slip-resistant surface, such as a pool area. The stone's texture delivers a sufficient level of traction so that it does not feel slippery when wet. Therefore, a sandblasted tile delivers on functionality as well as design.
Silk Road sandstone is an incredibly popular style, and it's clear to see why. Its naturally understated, sandy coloring and consistency make its ideal for blending with backyard designs, as well as creating stunning pool areas, porches, driveways, and more.
Incorporate it into your backyard surrounded by luscious shrubs and blooming florals. Add your favorite outdoor furniture for the ultimate place to relax.