Uses of Sandstone

Published: 05th October 2010
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As the name involves, sandstone is composed of sand. This is another form of sedimentary rock made up of quartz. This is formed in various environments whether there is water or not. It can be automatically formed in a river, ocean or desert that makes it capable for any weather.

Sandstone does not contain any specific mineral, but still there are some other minerals such as clays, hematite, feldspar, limonite and mica that add color and character to it. Thatís why sand stone is found in many colors and patterns.

Uses of sandstones:

- Flooring: Sandstones are mainly used in paving, flooring, roofing etc. This is very strong that makes it perfect material for flooring. It is available in different colours and patterns so itís very easy to choose any of them for your different purposes.

- Fireplaces: Red and yellow sandstones match with fire waves, besides this thermal resistant property of sandstones makes it idle for building fireplaces.

- Walls: Excellent binding with cement and long lasting durability make sandstone perfect option for making walls, beams, pillars, wall facings, arches, garden furniture, landscaping products and arts & crafts, etc.

- Chemical Industry: Acid and alkali canít harm sandstone. Because of this resistant quality they are used in chemical industry for flooring, wall fixing and lining.

- Resistant to Corrosion and weathering: As sandstones are formed automatically in any environment so they are resistant to any corrosion and weather. Thatís why they are used for paving, tiles, slabs, and blocks. The different shades and patterns of sandstone make garden pavement gorgeous.

- Manufacturing of plate: Sandstones are resistant to air and they have low water absorption ability because of this they are used in manufacturing of plate glass, table glassware and common glassware.

- Load Bearing: Sandstone has a high mechanical strength that makes it perfect for load bearing stonework.

Sandstone is also trodden into concrete and tar to fill in dam and landing stage construction. It is basically found in India, Scotland, Algeria, Jurjura and Shellata.

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Dinesh Gupta is the article and content writer for Eurro Export. is an ISO. 9001 certified stone export company from India. They have been providing natural stones all over the world since July, 2004. Company deals in granite, marble, sandstone, quartzite, slate, lime stone, hand cut, paving.

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