Floor Restorer and Sandstone
We have a technique to deep clean sandstone flooring and restore its natural appearance. We apply a number of coats of sealant and provide maintenance products to help with lasting care.
History and Uses
Sandstone is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized minerals or rock grains. Most sandstone is made up of quartz and feldspar which are the most common minerals in the earth’s crust. It can have quite a rough, riven texture to it and, like sand, may be any colour, although most commonly tan, brown, yellow, red, grey, pink, white and black. Certain colours of sandstone have been strongly identified with certain regions.
Sandstone is resistant to weathering yet relatively soft, making it easy to work. It has been used for domestic construction since prehistoric times and continues to be a common building and paving material. It has also been used for artistic purposes to create ornamental fountains and statues and makes excellent grindstones for sharpening blades.
Although it can be used internally, sandstone is mainly used in external applications and has a strong, natural appeal. Even though it has a naturally rough surface, it can be honed to a smooth finish. It is important that it is installed well with plenty of sealant applied to give it lasting protection.