Autumn Brown Sandstone is a versatile choice of garden paving, featuring a range of earthy tones throughout. The brown, buff and grey tones offer beautiful natural variations between each slab.
This choice of garden paving offers the charm and appeal that only natural sandstone paving can offer. With beautiful variations in colour throughout, no Autumn Brown Sandstone slab is the same and each paver features its own unique tones and textures formed naturally over thousands of years, promising your garden or patio a finish filled with character! With a naturally riven surface texture, this Indian stone is suited to any traditional patio design and is one of our most popular choices of garden paving available. Our mixed-size Patio Kits are perfect for random laying so you can fit the slabs into your space however you like, to create a unique design!
What is Riven & Calibrated Sandstone Paving?
The term ‘riven’ refers to the surface texture of the stone, created naturally when the stone is split along its layers, providing a truly authentic finish. This process leaves beautiful natural variations throughout the surface of each slab, meaning that no paver is exactly the same, one of the main appeals of Riven Sandstone Paving! Each sandstone slab features hand-dressed edges which add to the natural, organic look and feel of riven sandstone to create a timeless appeal to any traditional design. This style of Indian stone paving is suited to traditional settings and is a great alternative to Yorkstone, whilst also working out to be less expensive!
‘Calibrated’ means that the slabs have been cut to a consistent thickness. Calibrated Sandstone paving is easier to lay than a non-calibrated stone as it eliminates any large variations in thickness between each slab, removing the need to take this into consideration during the laying process. Our Fossil Mint Sandstone is calibrated to 22mm in thickness and an allowance should be made for +/- 5mm to cover natural variations in the surface of the stone which give the riven paving its characteristic look.
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Read Our Advice On Laying A Patio
Making sure that you get the installation process right is just as important as selecting the slabs, and familiarising yourself with the process ahead of time will help you to avoid any costly mistakes. Whether you’re laying the paving yourself or you have a professional landscaper doing the job for you, we advise having a basic understanding of the process so that you know what to expect.
Our handy guide lists the best practices for the preparation and process of laying a patio on a mortar bed. We also cover the basics of grouting, sealing and maintenance so that you have a full overview of the process from start to finish and are fully prepared before you begin your project!
Read our Installation Guide for more.
Sealing Autumn Brown Sandstone
It’s generally advised to seal sandstone to help prevent any staining, as well as helping to prevent the growth of any moss or algae. You may want to consider sealing your sandstone, especially if your stone is light in colour, as any stains will be more visible. However, sealing is not compulsory and there is a wide range of sealing products on the market which will provide various results. Some sealants will simply seal and protect, whereas others can be used to enhance the colour of your slabs. Sealing your sandstone patio paving will also help to protect against other general wear such as fading which can sometimes occur over long periods in places where the stone is likely to see excessive use, such as public walkways. As for when to apply a sealer, there are no specific guidelines and most landscapers and tradespersons will have their own tried and tested methods. Some people choose to seal their paving slabs before laying to prevent any staining during the laying process and others prefer to leave their stone unsealed for up to a year, allowing the sandstone to weather naturally before applying a sealant. We always advise speaking to a local tradesperson who will be able to assess the many variables within your environment and offer specific advice for your project.
We offer a range of sealing and cleaning products here which are all suitable for use on Autumn Brown Sandstone. If in doubt, speak to one of our experts who would be happy to answer your questions and provide any advice you may need!