• Indian Stone Paving

    What is Indian stone paving?

    Very popular for years now, Indian stone paving is a type of natural stone which is often used for patios and great looking pathways. 

    As the name suggests, these great looking pavers are imported from India; a country known for their beautiful, naturally coloured stone. As such, Indian stone paving is well known within the landscaping world for its beauty,  but without the hefty price tag of similar paving stones, like Yorkstone.

    What Indian stone colours are there?

    One of the most eye-catching hallmarks of Indian stone pavers has to be their wide-ranging colour profiles and tonal variations. Once again, this is attributed to their unique origins, with many Indian quarries claiming their own “speciality” natural stone colour.

    So, which Indian stone flag colour should you choose? If you want to play it safe, you can’t go wrong with a single-toned limestone or, if you’re following a weathered theme, Indian sandstone paving slabs complete a homely aesthetic.

    If you have just redesigned your garden or simply want your patio to draw the eye, then fossil sandstone is the colour for you. With a range of off-white hues, dark buff shades and warming desert tones, these types of Indian sandstone pavers deliver the ultimate “show-home” aesthetic.

    What should I choose: hand-cut or sawn Indian stone?

    It depends on the finish you have in mind. Hand-cut Indian stone pavers, with natural riven profiles and chiselled edges offer a laidback “country cottage” feel to outdoor spaces.

    Sawn Indian stones, on the other hand, are sawn straight which means they have a neater, more polished finish. These types of Indian stone flags, with their clean lines and square edges, are most at home in contemporary spaces.

    What is calibrated Indian stone?

    It might sound technical, but calibrated Indian stone is just a cutting method used to keep stones a consistent thickness. They’re a popular choice as their uniform cut makes them easy to lay and transport in bulk.

    In the case of paving slabs, the standard thickness is usually around 22mm. This differs, however, if pavers are hand-cut.

    Does Indian stone paving need sealing?

    It may be recommended that you seal natural stone paving products.

    Indian sandstone is a particularly porous material, for instance, so it can look a little worse for wear after several years of battling the Great British weather. Also, if you opt for a dark-coloured Indian limestone paver, there’s a chance it will fade and begin to look dull.

    A sealant (especially a colour enhancer sealer) will help to combat the effects of sun, rain and wind, so all you need to do is give your patio a quick brush every so often to keep it looking its best.

    Please contact our team on 01302 490 009 and we can point you in the right direction.