Durable and Long Lasting
Sandstone floors are quite rightly a favorite among homeowners. It costs a bit more to install, but once it’s in, it will last virtually a lifetime. Additionally, it is very easy to keep clean and maintain. Once sealed, it is nearly impervious to accidents.
Sandstone flooring is natural stone material. It is easy to take care of and comes in a variety of natural looking shades and colors. Sandstone is also used by many interior designers due to its versatility – it can enhance the look of any room.
Sandstone is very hard, durable and long lasting. If it is going to be exposed to moisture, you must make sure that you use a proper sealant. Sandstone varies in its degree of porosity.
Sandstone is used in kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and patios, for its durability and good looks but in order to maintain a good condition over time will need to be treated and resealed every few years.
Do-It-Yourself – Leave It To The Professionals!
Only attempt installation of sandstone flooring if you are a seasoned do-it-yourselfer or a professional. Sandstone comes in either tiles or slabs and either way, it is still very heavy so installation must be handled with precision. It takes a long time to learn how to install sandstone flooring properly. Repairs can be extremely costly, not to mention the fact that you may hurt yourself during the installation. Cracked or broken sandstone will require a professional repair if it is possible to repair the defect.
Our advice would be to save yourself the aggravation and risk of injury and have a professional flooring company install your flooring. However, if you absolutely have to do it yourself, make sure you get proper instruction first, and make sure that you will be able to see the project through to completion. If you have any doubts about this, don’t even attempt it. If you do, and have to call in a professional to complete the job, it will end up costing you twice as much.
Aside from the professional sealing that will be needed every few years, sandstone flooring is relatively low maintenance. All you need to do is sweep it well and clean with a mop and mild detergent. Sandstone will last a lifetime with proper care.
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