Where can I buy the best sandstone paving?

What is different about Stoneworld sandstone paving?

At Stoneworld we pride ourselves on the quality and value of the huge range of sandstone paving and landscaping materials we provide, ensuring our products are always hardwearing and true to the colour expected.

Where do Stoneworld source sandstone paving from?

Our products are of a higher quality, due to the demands we specify to our suppliers in India. Specifically, we source all our imported sandstone from trusted suppliers who adhere to the Ethical Trading Policy.  Over the 20 years we have now been trading, we have developed an excellent relationship with our trading partners in India. Consequently, we trust them to supply only the best quality paving to us, ensuring you, our customers, will be happy with the stone for many years to come. We are able to ensure certain quality controls are met, meaning a better quality and truer colour product is supplied every time.

Stoneworld Fossil Mint sandstone paving

Stoneworld Fossil Mint sandstone paving

For example our Fossil Mint sandstone paving is far denser than many alternative Fossil Mint products available on the market. This results in our paving being less porous and therefore less susceptible to damage from frost and moisture.

Taking the trouble to source these high-quality sandstone pavers ensures any patio built with them will have a long life, looking fantastic in any landscaping scheme. 

Fossil Mint typically includes 40% fossil markings across an order. These beautiful natural markings are a particular feature of Fossil Mint. However, because some customers do not always want this feature, particularly in a contemporary scheme, we have a number of alternative formats for you to choose from where we have removed the fossil markings, either by selection or processing. Throughout our range of sandstone paving there is a consistency in colour that will not be found in the alternative products available on the market.

What is meant by Pure Raj sandstone paving?

Our Raj Green sandstone paving is what can be called Pure Raj. It is incredibly dense, making it extremely hardwearing.  If you shop at Bicester Shopping Village you will see our Raj Green sandstone paving beneath your feet! Think how much traffic that surface receives over the years. We have reliably supplied Bicester Shopping Village with their hard landscaping for a number of years now, as they continue to expand. In this project we have supplied our thickest paving, which is 50mm thick – an exceptional quality paving product exclusively available here at Stoneworld.

Stoneworld Raj Green extra-thick paving Bicester Village

What colour is Pure Raj sandstone paving meant to be?

The true colour of pure Raj Green sandstone paving is well illustrated in the Bicester Village example. Raj Green sandstone paving  should contain no greys or pinks, just the greens and browns that have the look of old Yorkstone. Our pure Raj Green sandstone paving is carefully sourced to keep the colour consistent.

In a freshly cut seam of Raj Green sandstone, in the quarries in India, it is possible to see the colour variation throughout the seam. Pure Raj Green only comes through in a narrow seam. Below that seam of green and brown sandstone, the sandstone is naturally a blend of pinks and greys.

How can you ensure you are buying Pure Raj sandstone paving?

To ensure we only supply pure Raj Green sandstone paving to our customers, it is necessary to selectively sort the stone at the quarry, removing any pink and grey stones. Only then can we reliably claim that the stone will resemble old York stone. Our suppliers will always do this, to ensure we receive only the best product.

Unfortunately, some suppliers are unable to control the sorting process, resulting in a wide variety of colour variation. In order to ensure a consistent colour match when creating a landscaping scheme, it is imperative that items such as paving and pool copings are bought from the same supplier, otherwise there will be a marked contrast in colour between different parts of the project.

At Stoneworld, pure Raj Green sandstone paving is available in a number of formats to suit your particular landscaping scheme.

Other colours available in our sandstone paving range

Whilst Raj Green and Fossil Mint are our bestselling sandstone products, we have many other colours to choose from, including:

  • Kandla Grey
  • Modak (red)
  • Black
  • Cathedral (rich colours)
  • Mellow Yellow
  • Buff

We are able to offer this wide range of colours, as a result of the careful sorting process our suppliers undertake. 

We offer a range of different finishes in our sandstone paving

Our range of high-quality sandstone paving formats includes:

  • Hand-cut paving – Has a hand fettled edge and a riven surface.
  • Tumbled paving – Processed to soften all edges and surface. A timeworn look ideal for older properties.
  • Sawn paving with either a sandblasted or honed surface – Machine processed to create a contemporary styled paving with sawn edges and flat surfaces (with different textural finishes).

Extra-thick paving

For an exceptional finish, look at our extra-thick paving. This thicker format paving in Raj Green will give a superb finish to any project. The extra thickness gives increased durability that will outperform any other product. Also part of this range are a number of pavers in a 50mm thick format that can be cut for wall copings, step treads or terrace edging.

Associated sandstone products

In our sandstone range we also have a number of other products that will complement our paving range, enabling you to unify your landscape design:

  • Pre-cut Sandstone Paving Circles
  • Sandstone Setts
  • Sandstone Cobble Paving
  • Tumbled Sandstone Walling
  • Sandstone Stepping Stones

We also have an impressive on-site masonry workshop equipped with the latest technology in stone cutting and carving. We are able to produce anything you require in stone, from bespoke paving, to bespoke pool copings, and lots more.

Learn more about our masonry services here.

We are always on hand to advise if you require further information to help make the right choice for your project.

If you have any questions, please call us on 01844 279274 or email us at sales@stoneworld.co.uk and our team will be happy to help.

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