When you are considering pavers for your garden, you should think about opting for sandstone pavers. The reason for this is that they are very popular – and for good reason! Sandstone pavers are tiles that are crafted to look like pieces of organic or finished rock. They can simulate either. The sandstone pavers can be used in the garden for paths, patios, entertainment areas and pool areas. There are other types of sandstone too, such as sandstone cladding and sandstone rock face. The rock face type of sandstone is one that emulates a rock face directly. This is used on the walls of a lot of houses.
Sandstone is popular because of its look and its resilience. There are many varieties of sandstone – the beige option is not the only one. There is also a white variety of Himalayan sandstone available. This, when applied to any patio or veranda gives off the air of luxury, neatness and prestige. This is definitely a stone that will give your home the ‘wow’ factor.
Making your sandstone pavers last
Once you have invested in these wildly popular stones, the next thing on your mind should be maintenance. The reason for this is, of course, the fact that you do not want your pavers to look shabby, especially if they are the ones that form your garden path. Sandstone is a sought after stone for garden paths. This is due to the fact that it is quite thick and very hardy as a result. However, as with any pathway, weeds tend to grow between the stones. You need to prevent this by spraying some form of weed control serum onto the soil every now and then.
If you are looking to keep your pavers clean, you should rinse them down at least once a week, avoid high pressure hoses and clean them with soapy water every two weeks or so. There is a lot that cleaning can do, namely making sure that your paving receives a new lease on life as and when it needs it. Another low maintenance alternative is to seal the blocks. This will keep them clean and enhance the colour. Make sure that your pavers are also correctly installed, as this will decrease the amount of dirt and weed activity that happens in between them. We recommend flagstones on a cement screed for this purpose.
Sandstone pavers are popular because they are not high maintenance pavers and simply look beautiful when they are arranged properly. If you want to give your garden a bit of a makeover, get some sandstone pavers. If you are looking to create a Tuscan environment, pavers are definitely the way to go.