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Advantages of Indian Sandstone Paving

- Friday, December 28, 2012

More and more people are turning away from the traditional patio or porch materials such as wood and to stone tiles. Indian sandstone paving is growing in popularity in the UK as a cheaper alternative to the traditional Yorkshire stone. It is durable, is available in a wide variety of colours and can be laid in an assortment of patterns to compliment your garden and home. We provide lots of different patterns for you to choose from, or you could design your own! It is easy to install and also to replace if needs be. It is visually striking and can be used both indoors and out. ... Click for More

Working With Sandstone, Marble And Slate

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Indian sandstone paving is a great option for those who are looking for a hard-wearing and durable option that is also fantastic to look at. Outdoor investments like this will be counted on their ability to live up to the elements, but we are sure that our Indian sandstone options are up to the task. We offer not only straight tiled options but tasteful sandstone circles that could be great for an outdoor seating area that could play host to many summer nights with family and friends. Alternatively it could hold a gazebo and could be the centrepiece of your garden, or alternatively it could be in one particular corner. Our Rainbow Sawn Sandstone paving is one of the more expressive options that we offer because each slab has its own unique colouring that extends through a spectrum of purples and oranges, none of which clash or seem out-of-place. This type of tiling is the perfect option for outdoor areas that will see significant use and it can create an entirely different atmosphere in your garden or patio. ... Click for More

Getting Down to the Ground Rules of Outdoor Flooring

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Summer is on its way and it’s time to think about sprucing up the garden. Amongst the rose trellises and border plants, it’s worth thinking about your garden flooring too. Something can always be done to improve what’s already there, or you could even go the whole nine yards and invest in something gloriously stylish and durable like Indian sandstone paving or natural timber decking. ... Click for More

Artistic Garden Flooring from Our Natural Store

- Friday, December 28, 2012

If you’re less than green-fingered, making style statements in the garden probably comes down to ornaments, clever layout and decorative aggregates more than it does germinating the sweet peas in the airing cupboard! ... Click for More

3 Tips for the Low Maintenance Outdoor Space

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Making the most of the glorious U.K summer isn’t all about a Chelsea Flower Show standard of skill and planting knowledge. There are plenty of ways to make sure your garden is stylish, inviting and stress-free throughout every season, and flooring material choice is just one of them! ... Click for More

Alternative Patio Options from Innovative Stone Importers

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Like many other people these days, you may well be looking to create a garden patio, path or porch from materials other than timber decking or generic tiles. Natural stone is a very viable option in this respect as it is now far more widely available and competitively priced than it once was. Although there are of course many natural stone options available, there are three particular choices which stand out as being especially suitable for the creation of garden patios, porches and paths. ... Click for More

Why Indian Sandstone and Travertine are Such Great Material Options for your Garden Patio

- Friday, December 28, 2012

It is only natural to want to make the most of your garden or outdoor space. Indeed, having an attractive, welcoming and functional outside area can be of real benefit, especially when the weather is fine and the sun is shining. Certainly, there are few things more enjoyable than sitting outside on your patio with some good company and a nice chilled glass of wine or bottle of beer. ... Click for More

Choosing Between a Patio and Garden Decking

- Friday, December 28, 2012

There are few things more pleasurable than sitting out in your garden when the weather is fine. Certainly, spending a nice Sunday afternoon or weekday evening relaxing in your garden is a sure-fire way of forgetting all about the trials and tribulations of modern life.Naturally, you will need to have a designated area in your garden where you and your family can comfortably sit for prolonged periods of time. Indeed, having your garden furniture on the lawn is far from ideal as this will only serve to damage the grass and leave it looking worn and tatty. ... Click for More

Creating Indian Sandstone Areas

- Friday, December 28, 2012

India’s huge reserves of sandstone make it the perfect place to acquire commercial sandstone from. At Natural Stone & Timber we strive to ensure that both our trade and public customers have the best stone that the world has to offer. Indian sandstone paving is some of the most distinct because of its colouring and high quality. As with any purchase of paving, it is absolutely vital that you get a stone that is not going to start to crumble, collect moss easily or warp over time. Warping can be affected by significantly by the build quality and the land beneath, but the stones themselves should remain hard wearing and robust. We believe that your patio should be there to be enjoyed for countless years about, not worried over. Our lightly riven Indian sandstone is fantastic for any job including patios, paths and even as driveways. As you would expect from a natural product, the variation of colouring is pleasing to the eye, when viewed in dry or wet conditions. Because of this they are also suited to houses that are made of a variety of different materials including brick and stone. It also works particularly well when used as a path through a garden, being easy to clean of soil and other debris that will typically fall onto them. ... Click for More