Grey Indian sandstone will add charm and character to your landscape, with beautiful light shades of silver, grey and light blue running throughout. Each grey sandstone slab is slightly different, and they have all taken on their own pattern and intricacy, making them totally unique and individual. However, Kandla Grey paving is very consistent with the colour and tones compared to other ranges, and these slight variations of grey create a traditional and rustic overall look.
Each Indian Sandstone Kandla Grey slab has been hand-cut to give a riven and textured surface with variations in thickness to add to its character. Thanks to its naturally occurring properties, our Kandla Grey sandstone paving slabs are extremely long-lasting and resistant to all types of weather – making them the perfect option for the British climate!
Why should you choose Kandla Grey Sandstone paving slabs?
Not only do our Indian grey sandstone patio slabs look amazing, but they have a wide range of benefits for you to enjoy including:
- Extremely weather resistant and suitable for all types of weather conditions
- Low maintenance
- Excellent load-bearing properties to give you solid and sturdy slabs
- Provide a smooth and attractive appearance
- Excellent slip resistant when wet
You can use Kandla Grey patio slabs for several uses, both indoor and outdoor, including patio paving, pathways, driveways, and garden paving.
If you are looking to add a striking feature to your garden or patio, we have a wide range of grey sandstone paving slabs and Kandla Grey porcelain slabs for you to choose from. All of our patio tiles are available in a variety of different shades, colours, and tones and are priced to suit every budget.
Natural Variation Information
As our grey Indian stone slabs are created from natural materials, occasionally you will get some variation in tone, as well as some veining and minimal bronzing (caused by the iron oxidising in the stone). We recommend that you order multiple packs of Kandla Grey Indian stone to ensure that the colour and tones are mixed evenly throughout your space.
Installation and Aftercare
It is recommended that these paving slabs are installed on a sub-base of at least 105mm of compacted DTp1 (MOT) hardcore, and as with all paving slabs you will need to lay them onto a full bed of mortar. You should also apply a priming slurry to the underside of the slabs before laying them to ensure a good bonding and adhesion.
Kandla Grey Sandstone is simple and easy to maintain following installation. Simply brush the debris away and wash it off when required. It is recommended to seal your grey sandstone paving slabs on a regular basis to help give additional protection from the weather, and you should never use acids when cleaning as they can negatively react with the natural iron that is present in the stone.
What does Kandla grey sandstone colour look like?
Kandla grey sandstone is a light grey stone with silver and light blue highlights and tones running through, and an overall mid-grey hue. Some of the stones will be slightly darker than others due to this being a naturally occurring stone, but this adds character and charm to your outdoor space.
Is Kandla grey sandstone good for paving?
Not only does Kandla grey sandstone look amazing and adds a rustic feel to your paving, it is also extremely long-lasting. The naturally occurring properties in the stone makes them robust, strong, and extremely resistant to the British weather.
How long will Kandla grey sandstone last?
You need to consider 3 factors – installation, maintenance, and usage. One of the most defining attributes to how long your paving will last is how it is installed. If it is installed correctly, it can last you up to 25 years. You will also need to ensure that you are maintaining it correctly and take note that if you use it a lot this can cause it to wear away quicker.
How much does Kandla grey sandstone cost?
It will all depend on the size of the area that you are wanting to pave, and this can cost you as little as £30.00 per square metre. If you consider how hard-wearing and durable sandstone is, it is a cost-effective and attractive choice for your outdoor space.
What exactly is Kandla grey sandstone?
Kandla grey sandstone is one of the most popular paving stone options to come from India. It is a firm favourite in the UK thanks to its weather resistant properties, and all of the paving slabs come hand finished with a traditional riven finish to add a rustic charm to your garden or patio.
What is the origin of Kandla grey sandstone?
Kandla grey sandstone is from India’s Kandla region where grey sandstone is quarried and is specific to this area. For this reason, grey sandstone is often referred to as Kandla grey, and while there are multiple grey options to choose from, Kandla grey is a firm favourite.
What are the advantages of paving with Kandla grey sandstone?
Not only does it look stunning and adds a rustic charm to your landscape, Kandla grey sandstone is also durable and long-lasting, as well as being capable of withstanding heavy rains and frosty conditions – ultimately adding value to your property over time.
Is it necessary to seal Kandla grey sandstone?
It is completely dependent on your personal preference; however, many people will use sealants to help protect their sandstone over time. A sealant is an invisible and breathable layer that you paint onto your sandstone and will help to protect the stone from the effects of the weather, contamination, and staining.
How should I look after my Kandla grey sandstone paving?
The best way to care for your Kandla grey paving is to regularly brush the surface to keep it free from debris, scrape the weeds, replace jointing sand to prevent additional weed growth, and finally use acid-free soapy water for an extra deep clean and a stiff brush to scrub the surface of the paving.
What colours does Indian Sandstone come in?
Indian sandstone is available in a wide variety of colours due to the natural variations of the stone. However, you can split these into 4 main groups – red and pink sandstone, grey sandstone, brown and buff sandstone, and ivory and cream sandstone.
Does Indian sandstone stain easily?
Due to the natural properties of the stone, if you don’t maintain your paving correctly you can end up staining them. Most of these will be natural – birds, leaves, and lichen being the main culprits – but liquids can easily stain as well if spilt. If you want to help prevent staining, a sealant is recommended, and is to be re-applied regularly.
How do you clean Indian Grey sandstone?
Cleaning sandstone is easy and simple – all you need to do is use soapy water and scrub at the surface with a stiff brush. You should never use acid-based detergents on sandstone as this can end up changing the colour and appearance of your patio permanently.
Is Indian sandstone slippery when wet?
Sandstone is not slippery when wet – if you maintain it properly. Due to its natural finish, there will be a degree of slippiness that is unavoidable, however the hand cut riven finish provides a huge amount of slip resistance no matter what the weather conditions. If you do not maintain it properly, moss and algae will grow over time and increase the slippiness of your patio.
How can we protect Indian sandstone?
There are several tips to help protect your sandstone and keep it looking brand new for longer. You need to ensure that you maintain it properly and clean it regularly, seal your patio to prevent moss and frost damage, be careful which brush and detergents you use and be careful when you are shovelling snow to ensure that you do not take the tops off your slabs.
What is a patio pack?
A patio pack, or a project pack, are bundles of flag paving that contain a fixed number of certain sizes packaged together for your convenience. Each pack is essentially a ready to assemble patio with a range of sizes shapes in your chosen colour and material to suit your desired look.
What area does a patio pack cover?
There are several different patio pack sizes that you can choose depending on the size of the area you want to pave. The 4 most popular options are – 900x600mm (16 pieces), 600x290mm (16 pieces), 600x600mm (16 pieces), and 290x290mm (12 pieces).
Can you power wash Kandla grey Indian Stone?
It is possible to power wash sandstone, but you need to be careful and choose a low setting whilst washing diagonally across the slabs to ensure a thorough clean. If you have the setting too high, you can end up washing the tops off the slabs and compromising your patio.
How thick are Kandla grey sandstone paving slabs?
In general, Kandla grey sandstone paving slabs are 22mm thick to ensure that they are easy to lay and keep level during installation. You can get sandstone slabs between 18-22mm thick, but if you are looking for a hardwearing paving you should be looking at the thicker options.
Does Kandla grey sandstone paving fade?
Sandstone slabs can withstand all sorts of weather, which makes them perfect for British weather conditions! However, if they are in direct sun for prolonged periods of time then they will begin to fade. While this might seem like a negative point, the fading that begins to show on the surface actually adds character to your patio that gives a charming and appealing look.
What laying pattern should I choose?
There are 4 main laying patterns that you can choose from when laying your outside tiles. A random laying pattern will give a more rustic feel, a stack bond paving laying pattern is very uniform and looks like a chessboard, a stretcher bond laying pattern is one of the more simpler laying patterns and is also known and the running bond, and finally the herringbone laying pattern is the traditional laying pattern for single, rectangular tiles.
What is the best way to lay grey sandstone paving slabs?
Sandstone paving should only be laid on a full wet bed of mortar with the ratio of 5:1 sand and cement. You will also need to prime your slabs with a priming slurry beforehand to ensure a strong bond and to help aid with adhesion – keeping your patio safe and secure for years to come.
Which is better: limestone or sandstone?
Limestone is quick to install, easy to care for, and can be used for both interior and exterior flooring. Sandstone is generally softer than limestone, so it can be prone to scratching – however it offers a more rustic and charming quality that comes over time as the slabs begin to age.
Can you use Indian sandstone on a driveway?
Thanks to the durable and hard-wearing natural properties of sandstone, it can be used for paving driveways. Sandstone isn’t likely to crack, split, or peel – even after years of cars driving on top of it – and the non-slip quality of the stone is perfect for the rainy British weather.