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Buff Blend Rippon Sandstone Paving
The Buff Blend Rippon Sandstone Paving slabs have always been and still remain one of our most popular natural stone paving slabs from our extensive garden paving range. The natural Indian slabs boast a pleasant range of light browns, creams, and beige, allowing homeowners to achieve a warm, traditional look in their garden or front patio.
As the Buff Blend Rippon Sandstone slabs have derived from natural stone quarries, they feel slightly uneven to the touch, which only adds to the rustic look of Sandstone paving slabs. The colours are also vivid yet muted enough to create a subtle feature area in your garden if you wanted to.
The natural Indian paving slabs have been calibrated, this is done to make sure the slabs have an even consistency and are as high quality and durable as possible, which in turn guarantees you long-lasting paving slabs for your garden.
Due to the nature of Natural Sandstone paving slabs, they are much more porous, especially when compared to manufactured Porcelain Paving. Being highly porous means that these slabs are able to absorb water through the microscopic holes, which is although beneficial for areas that get a lot of rain, but can also be problematic if any stained liquids are spilt on them.
Benefits of Sandstone Paving
- Many different colour choices
- Different sizes available, including patio packs
- Creates a natural, yet modern garden finish
- Calibrated for size consistency
- Natural porosity makes this environmentally-friendly
- R11 non-skid value
Buff Blend Rippon Sandstone Paving for Your Garden
As we mentioned earlier, the Buff Blend Rippon slabs are very popular amongst those who appreciate a more authentic and rustic look for their outdoor space.
There are many garden design ideas where you can implement other garden features to pair with the Buff Blend slabs to create an effective relaxing and entertaining area. Features such as Cobble Setts, BBQs, Wooden Sleepers, Decorative Stones and more, all of which will allow you to design the garden of your dreams.
Another garden design idea would be to create a stepping stone walkway across your lawn by placing single slabs going through the grassed area, creating a whimsical, fairy-tale look right there in your garden.
Available Paving Slab Sizes to Buy
900 x 600
900mm x 600mm
This rectangular paving can be laid in a brick layout or in a grid formation.
Can be purchased as single slabs
Can be purchased in 5.4 square metre packs which contain 10 slabs
Mixed Size Paving
Patio Packs: a mixture of sizes: 900 x 600, 600 x 600, 600 x 290, 290 x 290
Patio packs require installation that follows a specific laying guide that will be included with the paving crate
Can be purchased in 5 square metre packs
Can be purchased as full crate patio packs: 18.9m2 of mixed sizes
Great value sample available with FREE delivery
Paving Bundle Offers
Bundle offer 1: One full Paving crate, 18.9sqm (Patio Pack) + 1x Pro-Prime Primer, 20kg Bag = £442.59 (SAVE £10)
*Please indicate your desired EasyJoint colour option in the notes section at the checkout
Looking After Your Paving
We want to emphasise the importance of taking care of your natural stone slabs as a well-maintained Sandstone patio, is a long-lasting Sandstone patio.
We highly recommend purchasing and using Azpects Easy Seal as soon as you have installed your paving. The seal will make sure that your Sandstone paving slabs retain their colour so it remains bright and fresh for as long as possible. This is also important as the seal acts as an extra layer of protection when you spill any liquids on your paving. Due to the high porosity, if you spill something like wine, the liquid will be sponged quickly and has risks of staining, therefore adding all the protection you can will be beneficial in the long run.
Furthermore, we always recommend sweeping your paving in order to keep it free of dirt and debris, and to take it up a step further, you can jetwash the paved area twice a year.
What is the Difference Between Limestone and Sandstone?
At first glance, you may think that Limestone and Sandstone are very similar types of paving slabs, and you won’t be completely wrong as they are both naturally derived from Indian stone quarries, but there are some important distinctions to be aware of.
Firstly, you must be aware that Sandstone paving slabs are much sturdier than Limestone paving slabs, with Limestone being more brittle in comparison – the more brittle a material is, the higher the risk of them breaking.
Secondly, out of these two options, Sandstone slabs can maintain the vividness of their colour for longer than Limestone can. With Limestone slabs, they will fade to a lighter shade at a faster pace than Sandstone, which may not be what you are looking for.
Thirdly, you will find much more variety with Sandstone Paving with a wider range of colours and options as Sandstone is available in weathered and sawn options, allowing for a smoother finish.
Finally, Limestone, the same as Sandstone also needs to be sealed so they are protected from the weather and therefore stays brighter for longer, but you must remember that because they are both natural materials, even with the sealant, regularly applied, the colour of the paving slabs will still discolour to lighter shades as time passes.
What is the Difference Between Porcelain and Sandstone Paving Slabs
Although you may think that Porcelain and Sandstone are similar paving materials as they are both used for garden paving, they are both vastly different products. As we have mentioned earlier, Sandstone paving slabs are derived naturally from stone quarries in India, whereas Porcelain paving is manufactured and printed in factories.
If you are hoping to achieve a garden that exudes a more vintage and rustic look then Sandstone Paving slabs should be your first choice. On the other hand, if you want a garden that’s more modern and wants pavers that contain modern attributes Porcelain Paving is the best option.
You must remember that even with all the sealants and maintenance, Sandstone will still show signs of wear and tear and discolouration as the years go by due to its nature. With most natural slabs, they fade to a lighter shade of the original colour, creating an antiquated look. Whereas Porcelain Paving, as a result of the colours and designs being printed on, will not fade or discolour, no matter the weather.
Finally, one of the biggest differences that customers care about when purchasing garden paving is how much maintenance they require. Sandstone paving does require some leg work as it needs to be cleaned and sealed fairly regularly. On the contrary Porcelain paving can essentially be left alone once installed because they only need sweeping every now and again and a jet-wash a few times a year.
Best Garden Paving Inspiration
If you're still trying to decide between the many different Sandstone Paving options, try out our free Garden Visualiser!
You can place Buff Blend Rippon Sandstone Paving straight into your garden, by simply taking a photo and uploading it! If you don't have a picture of your garden, try one of our example gardens to design your dream garden completely.
Buy With Confidence
- Our paving can be purchased as single slabs, or packs containing 5 sqm, 5.4 sqm
- You can purchase a full patio pack containing 18.9 square metres of mixed sizes
- Please enter the amount of 5 sqm you need (for example 20sqm would be 4 x 5sqm)
- All of our paving comes in crates which can be easily placed into a van or into a garden using a hiab lorry
- You can choose free collection from one of our Depots or fuss-free, home delivery
A Service You Can Rely On
- Our reliable service offers prompt delivery to any area in the UK
- Stone Zone is a family-run business that has been well-established since 1998
- Our efficient customer advisors can help you with your purchase
- We pride ourselves on offering a range of affordable garden supplies
Sample slabs are available in-store, please ask a customer advisor.
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