Sandstone is actually a sedimentary
rock formed by the consolidation and compaction of sand, which is
held together by a natural cement, such as silica.
sandstone is an extremely hard and tough material. Sandstone is
typically the youngest of the quartz-based stones, with each stone
having a different level of porosity, hardness and compressive
Indian sandstone is suitable for domestic and
commercial use. Owing to their natural beauty, sandstones are used
for interior as well as exterior decoration including flooring,
paving, cladding walls and floors.
As the name suggests,
Sandstone is made of sand cemented by silica, iron, lime etc.
The color of sandstone depends on the cementing material;
ferruginous (iron) sandstones are reddish, brownish; carbonaceous,
black; siliceous, white and argillaceous, earthy to buff. Other than
the hardness, porosity of sandstones is also decisive in deciding
suitability for applications for Sandstone.