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Beautify Your Patio with Indian Sandstone Paving

By Stone Seller Subscribe to RSS | April 19th 2012 | Views:
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When you think of the word patio, all you imagine is a wide outdoor area paved with bricks, paving stones or tiles. A patio adjoins your house and is generally used for relaxing, or at times dining during your leisure hours. Now, being a person with refined taste, you definitely want your patio to be warm and beautiful. Anybody who sets his eyes on your patio should get enthralled at its eye catching surface. For people to admire and appreciate your patio, it is essential that you choose proper paving that will beautify your patio. Among the different varieties of paving materials, Indian sandstone paving is one option that you can use to pave your patio.

Sandstone paving tends to be more durable than tiles or bricks and enhances the looks of your patio, especially Indian sandstone, which is obtainable in a wide variety of cool colours like Raj Green, Golden Blend, Rippon, Modak, Kotah Blue, Kothah Black, Grey Sandstone and Autumn Blend. With such a wide variety, you can select your favourite colour to embellish your patio. Interestingly, the colours and textures of different stones vary a lot and this gives a natural, colourful blend to your patio. If you choose Indian sandstone paving you also get a variety of colour options and you can also mix and match different shades that will make your patio look exclusive and striking.

After selecting your favourite Indian sandstone, all you need to do is to demarcate the area that will be used for your lovely patio. This is normally an area adjoining your house. For sandstone paving, you need to clean this area of unnecessary shrubbery, stones or any other material and then level the soil properly. You should opt for smoother Indian sandstones that have lighter flags and the most even edges.

After clearing the area, you need to form a cement bound layer for the bed. For this layer, you should select cement and grit sand in appropriate proportions and mix them well in water to make a proper layer for the bedding. You can create the cement bedding as needed. After completing this process, all you need to do is lay the chosen sandstone on this bedding. While laying the sandstones, be careful that the stones remain firm and tight in place.

For sandstone paving, you need to follow the process of buttering. This requires joining the flags of the stones to one another by applying mortar on the receiving sides. Next comes the pointing process. This is quite simple, as all you need to do is to check the mortar that you have applied between the stones. Sandstone paving must be smooth and even. So, little pointing trowels can be used to remove excess mortar or fill extra gaps and fissures with mortar.

It is mandatory that people avoid walking on the patio for a minimum of forty eight hours after the stones are laid. After forty eight hours, you can wash your patio. Indian sandstone paving simply looks beautiful and the colourful sandstones will complement the colour of your house. You can even decorate your patio with flower pots and cobble stones.

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