Desert Himalayan Sandstone Tiles and Pavers
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DescriptionPolished to look smooth, buffed and urbane, the rough cowboy now looks handsome in cream moleskins standing amongst the gentle changing reds of the outback.
Why Choose Desert Himalayan Sandstone?Desert Himalayan Sandstone provides warm, soft tones. People love it for its upmarket, sophisticated appearance. There is a moderate amount of colour variation from tile to tile with some tiles having grey veining. The surface is smooth due to the honing process. That said, it remains non-slip as it is still quite textured at a micro level.
Maintenance Himalayan Sandstone is hard but porous making it more susceptible to mould and marking. It is very cool underfoot compared to dark colours. There is minimal thickness variation from tile to tile. Seal with a penetrating, consolidating sealer to make cleaning easier and reduce the effect of salt attack. Do not use strong acid to clean. When choosing a natural stone coping around your pool, it is imperative to keep your water level at least 75mm from the bottom of the coping edge. This is especially true if you have a salt water pool! If the water is too close to your natural stone, the salt can be drawn up by the sun through the stone causing salt attack. If you don’t have an overflow valve/pipe you need to reduce your water levels manually. In addition to the correct water levels being adhered to, coping pieces should be sealed, within a few weeks of the pool being filled with water, using a ‘consolidating sealer’ and then a ‘penetrating sealer’, as per professional advice and manufacturer recommendations. Click here to learn more about how to care for your natural stone.
Relative PricingEconomical – comparable to concrete.
Stocked Tile Sizes400 x 400 x 15mm; 600 x 600 x 15mm; 600 x 600 x 35mm
Stocked Matching PiecesCoping Profiles - Bullnose, Rebated Bullnose, and Rebated Square edge, Skimmer Lids. Availability: Standard sizes listed are usually available ex-stock.
Slip Rating (Wet Pendulum)A P5 (V) pendulum classification, (AS 4586) “New surfaces” is the highest wet pendulum classification available under the current standards. For pool surrounds, a minimum of P4 is required.

Disclaimer:Due to the colour variations inherent in natural stone, care should be taken when laying your tiles. It is recommended that tiles/pavers from all crates should be blended as the job proceeds. Both thickness and dimensions may vary up to +/- 2mm. Therefore, tiles may have to be graded accordingly.

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