Basket Preview

Empty Cart

Your basket is empty

Shop Outdoors | Shop Indoors

Empty Cart

Your basket is empty

Shop Outdoors | Shop Indoors

Rippon Buff Indian Sandstone Calibrated
Rippon Buff Indian Sandstone Paving Slabs
Rippon Buff Indian Sandstone Calibrated
Rippon Buff Indian Sandstone Calibrated
Rippon Buff Indian Sandstone Calibrated
Rippon Buff Indian Sandstone Calibrated
Rippon Buff Indian Sandstone Calibrated
Rippon Buff Indian Sandstone Calibrated

Rippon Buff Indian Sandstone Calibrated

+ VAT Per m2

We will only supply a maximum of 1 Sample per product
Only 2 Samples available in total per customer
For more information please Contact Us or use our Sample Order Form


Rippon Buff Indian Sandstone offers a subtle blend of colours from grey through to pale browns and yellows, with some light patterning and veining throughout. Often used on larger paving installations as it gives a good colour range helping break up the space. Due to its hardwearing properties and classic looks it is the choice of the larger building companies and often seen on new builds throughout the country. Rippon Buff paving is supplied calibrated to a consistent 22mm thickness and comes in a mixture of four sizes 600x900, 600x600, 600x290 and 290x290mm.

Indian sandstone has become the most popular and widely used paving within the UK market and here are a few reasons why.

  • Extremely hard wearing and easy to maintain
  • Larger colour variation between slabs, with unique qualities and patination
  • lightly riven and naturally beautiful
  • Nonslip textured surface
  • Superb quality at an affordable price

For more information on Calibrated Sandstone paving please follow the link below:

Calibrated sandstone paving explained

Do not use acidic cleaners on natural stone as they can cause permanent, irreparable, damage to the colour and structure of the stone.

Product Guidance

The shade of the final product will differ compared to the sample you may receive or the images shown on this website, all sandstone paving products have a very large natural colour variation within and between different batches. You must ensure that you are happy with the colour variation of the product you have received before you start laying, as after installation exchange will no longer be possible.

Ensure that you have all the required material to completely the whole project onsite before commencing any work. Open all your crates at the same time, taking material evenly from each of them. This will ensure you have a good distribution of colours across the whole paved area. DO NOT open one crate at a time using all the material before opening the next, this can result in uneven distribution of colours and can look unsightly.

We recommend that all customers read our product selection, maintenance & installation guides before purchasing.

Do not use acidic cleaners on natural stone as they can cause permanent, irreparable, damage to the colour and structure of the stone.

Where are you located?

We have branches across the South Coast of England, including Poole in Dorset, Winchester, Tadley, Romsey and Portsmouth in Hampshire. Internal showrooms are available to view in Poole and Portsmouth and external displays are available at Portsmouth, Poole, Winchester and Tadley. 

Please visit our contact page for further information on the following link:    /our-depots

How to clean Indian Sandstone paving?

Cleaning Indian sandstone is simple. Use soapy water and a stiff brush or hose. For tougher stains as well as moss and algae, we recommend using New Clean 60 available from our website. Apply as directed with a sprayer and leave on for around 60 minutes then wash off with a stiff brush or power washer to ensure you have removed all dirt and debris as well as any cleaner residue. For further reading please follow the link to our tech guide

Outdoor Maintenance Guide

How to install Indian sandstone paving?

Very basically all Indian Sandstone paving should be laid on a full wet bed of mortar over a compacted hardcore or concrete base, deep enough for the site conditions. We have a great deal more information available on our natural stone paving installation guide that can be found at the link below:

Outdoor Installation Guide

Does Indian sandstone paving stain?

All Indian sandstone paving can be stained these stains can be more, or less, visible depending on the colour of the stone. We would always recommend sealing your stone directly after installation, cleaning up spillages immediately and keeping to a regular maintenance routine. If after a few years you find that your sandstone has become quite heavily stained, we would recommend using a heavy-duty natural stone cleaner such as New Clean 60 from Universal Sealants.

Indian sandstone as with all natural stones are susceptible to discolouration and damage from acid rain. This is an unavoidably realty of living in the modern world, but these affects will take quite some considerable time, normally many decades, to manifest themselves as damage on your patios surface. There is very little point worrying about this, as there is nothing that can be done to avoid it. We would always recommend regularly sealing and undertaking regular maintenance of your paving, to minimise these effects and to keep it looking good for as long as possible

Does Indian sandstone fade?

All natural stones will fade over time when exposed to the UK climate and Indian sandstone is no exception. Sandstone will slowly fade over the years losing some of the vibrance of the original colour but if regularly maintained will keep its original colour for many years without any visible change to the surface of the stone.

We recommend undertaking regular maintenance to keep your patio looking at its best, but at the same time let nature take its course and enjoy the process of weathering that all natural stone goes through.

How long should I wait before sealing Indian sandstone?

We would recommend that you seal Indian sandstone paving directly after installation. Ensure that you use a water based impregnating sealer that will still allow the stone to breath and for the natural process of efflorescence to take place. Sealing should take place only when the stone is completely dry and there is at least 24 hours of dry weather ahead. This will allow the sealant to cure properly after application. Sandstone is a naturally porous material, and it must be maintained, or you can cause damage to the surface of the stone.

Is Indian sandstone good for patios?

Indian sandstone is an excellent paving material and makes the perfect patio. It has excellent frost resistance. It is hard wearing and affordable, making it one of the best natural paving materials available.

Indian sandstone works perfectly in a wide range of landscaping applications from a contemporary minimalist garden to a traditional cottage garden. It offers a wide range of colour and finishes. There is something for all style preferences.

Is Indian sandstone permeable?

Indian Sandstone paving like most types of natural stone paving has a degree of porosity which essentially means it's permeable. Indian sandstone paving is an excellent material for all landscaping applications from patios to driveways, however its porosity means it does need to be sealed after installation. Always use a good quality impregnating sealant that is specifically formulated for natural stone. Without sealing Indian sandstone can start to look worse for wear after a few years and will require increased maintenance to keep it looking at its best.

Are sandstone slabs slippery?

In general sandstone paving is not slippery if it is well maintained. There are a great deal of finishes available in this material, each with different natural slip resistances. The natural riven surface of hand split sandstone paving has the best slip resistance. This slip resistance reduces as the surface of the sandstone becomes smoother, such as honed or polished.

Different types of Indian sandstone and their slip resistance:

Riven – excellent slip resistance

Honed – average slip resistance

Polished – low slip resistance (Only possible on very hard, less porous stones).

Will my purchased products match the sample?

We always send a representative sample from the current batch of tiles or paving we have in stock, so as long as you requested a sample close to the time of purchasing, this will help to ensure the tiles and paving you receive matches  the sample you have been sent as closely as possible.

All of our products are either natural or porcelain and therefore there  is always scope for variation in shade, colour and to some extent the texture and finish with the natural products and with porcelain there will always be some slight colour variation between different batches, although the surface texture and finish will remain largely the same. 

We would strongly recommend that you visit one of our showrooms or paving displays to look at the current selection, so you can be entirely sure of what you will receive.

Do I need to seal my patio?

Yes, we recommend you seal all sandstone and natural stone paving upon (or shortly after) installation, to ensure it stays looking at it's best for longest. Sealing will help make it resilient to staining and increases it's longevity. We recommend Universeal Hydroseal or for an enhanced look Universeal Ultimate Stone Enhancer

Can I come and collect from you?

Yes. Our opening hours and address are found on the Contact Us page. We have fork-lift trucks for loading onto suitable vehicles at all sites, and staff are always available to help with loading of smaller items. We highly recommend that you call your local branch, before visiting, to confirm the items you wish to collect are available.

You may also be interested in:

See our locations