Sandstone Flooring

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Classic Sandstone Flooring Sandstone Flooring is among the most durable flooring material that you can buy today. Sandstone is often used by homeowners to give the rooms in their homes a timeless, classic look.

Durable and Long Lasting

Sandstone floors are quite rightly a favorite among homeowners. It costs a bit more to install, but once its 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.

All-Natural Substance

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.

Suitability

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, dont 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.

Maintenance

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.

Advantages/Disadvantages of Sandstone Flooring

Advantages
  • Very hard and durable lasts a lifetime with good care.
  • Low maintenance
  • Available in a wide range of colors, styles and patterns
  • Can be used outdoors
  • Hypoallergenic, allergen and bacteria resistant
  • Stain and moisture resistant
Disadvantages
  • Needs professional installation
  • Can be very expensive
  • Can feel hard and cold underfoot
  • Needs sealing
  • Slippery when wet

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