Our selection of Rippon buff sawn sandstone will add charm and character to your garden with a spectacular colour palette that needs to be seen to be believed.
The warm colours intertwined with occasional swirls and veining of golden-browns and pinks will complement any landscape. Each Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone paving slab is individual, with defining colours and tonal variations to a unique and breath-taking look that will work with traditional or contemporary gardens. Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone is sawn straight off the block and cut down to size, with the surface of each slab being honed to create a smooth and elegant finish with a slight sheen. This natural stone option is perfectly suited to the British weather and will offer a robust patio that will last you for decades.
Why should you choose Rippon buff sawn sandstone paving?
Not only does our buff sawn sandstone paving offer a beautiful and unique alternative to grey natural stone paving, but you can also enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
- Little to no maintenance so they look brand new all year round
- Extremely weather resistant and suitable for all British weather
- Excellent load bearing properties that will give you solid and durable slabs
- Excellent slip resistance when wet
Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone paving can be used in a wide variety of applications including patios, courtyards, driveways, pathways, and garden terraces. We have a large range of Rippon buff Indian sandstone paving for you to choose from to help you create that garden of your dreams at prices to suit every budget.
Natural Variation Information
As our Rippon buff bawn sandstone paving slabs are sourced from natural materials, occasionally you will notice some differences in tone and colour, as well as some veining and bronzing – which is caused by the natural iron in the stone oxidising. It is recommended to order multiple packs of paving slabs to ensure that the colours and shades are evenly mixed throughout your landscape.
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 will also need to apply a priming slurry to the underside of the slabs before laying them to ensure a good bonding and adhesion.
Rippon buff sawn sandstone paving slabs are easy and simple to maintain following installation. Simply brush the debris away and wash it off when required. It is recommended to your paving 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 is Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone?
Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone is carved straight off the block and cut down to size, with each slab being honed to give it a distinctive shiny surface. It offers a unique colour palette of soft creams and light pinks, with veins and swirls of light brown intertwining throughout each slab to give a stunning finish.
What colour is buff sandstone?
Buff sandstone is a classic colour that comprises mainly orange shades swirled with pinks, light purples, greys, and occasionally yellow to give a warm and welcoming look. Buff sandstone is the perfect option if you are looking for a more rustic and traditional look for your garden.
What is the best cleaner for Indian sandstone?
You will need to regularly sweep your Indian sandstone to clear all the debris away, and you can simply use soapy water and scrub the surface for a deeper clean. You should not use acid-based cleaners as this can affect the natural colours of the sandstone and change them permanently.
What exactly is Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone?
Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone is a colourful alternative for your garden patio, and offers a unique palette of creams, light pinks, and golden browns for a warm and welcoming look. The sandblasting process involved in getting the slabs ready to purchase adds a stylish twist on other sandstones giving a distinctively shiny finish.
What colour is Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone?
Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone is one of the most colourful natural stone options for your garden paving and offers a stunning range of colours for your garden. Each slab comprises of warm creams and dusky light pinks that are swirled with gold and light brown veins to create this beautifully unique colour palette.
Is Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone good for paving?
Not only does Rippon buff sawn Indian 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 Rippon buff sawn Indian 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 Rippon buff sawn Indian 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 £25.00 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.
Is Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone frost resistant?
As Indian sandstone is a natural product, it has a low water absorption rate which makes it extremely frost resistant. This means that your Indian sandstone paving will look amazing for years to come, as well as being resistant to cracks and splits.
Can you power wash Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone?
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 do you clean Rippon buff sawn Indian 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.
Does Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone need sealing?
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.
Is 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.
Does Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone paving fade?
Sandstone 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.
Does Rippon buff sawn 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 can we protect Rippon buff sawn 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.
Is Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone good for patios?
Not only does Rippon Buff Sawn sandstone look amazing and add a rustic feel to your patio, 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 do you lay Rippon buff sawn Indian sandstone?
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.
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.
Can you use Rippon buff sawn 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.