THE IDEAL QUALITY OF SANDBLASTED SANDSTONE AT BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP:
Sandblasted Sandstone: Grey Sawn Sandstone paving is lightly sandblasted, giving it a hard-wearing grain that is an ideal complement to its consistent, battleship-grey colouring. Grey Sawn Sandstone works very well in contemporary designs, creating a smooth, chic sophistication. Before buying, we recommend that all customers read our Product Guide in the Product Information section.
Sandblasted Sandstone: It is a quality product that offers a sawn sandstone with a lightly sandblasted surface for slip resistance. This light grey natural sandstone is a very light colour dove grey with occasional buff shades.
Grey Sawn Sandblasted Sandstone: Sandstones are clastic in origin (as opposed to either organic, like chalk and coal, or chemical, like gypsum and jasper).They are formed from cemented grains that may either be fragments of a pre-existing rock or be mono-minerallic crystals. The cements binding these grains together are typically calcite, clays, and silica. Grain sizes in sands are defined (in geology) within the range of 0.0625 mm to 2 mm (0.002–0.079 inches). Clays and sediments with smaller grain sizes not visible with the naked eye, including siltstones and shales, are typically called argillaceous sediments; rocks with larger grain sizes, including breccias and conglomerates, are termed rudaceous sediments.
Grey Sawn and Sandblasted Sandstone: The formation of sandstone involves two principal stages. First, a layer or layers of sand accumulates as the result of sedimentation, either from water (as in a stream, lake, or sea) or from air (as in a desert). Typically, sedimentation occurs by the sand settling out from suspension; i.e., ceasing to be rolled or bounced along the bottom of a body of water or ground surface (e.g., in a desert or erg). Finally, once it has accumulated, the sand becomes sandstone when it is compacted by the pressure of overlying deposits and cemented by the precipitation of minerals within the pore spaces between sand grains.
Grey Sawn and Sandblasted Sandstone: The most common cementing materials are silica and calcium carbonate, which are often derived either from dissolution or from alteration of the sand after it was buried. Colours will usually be tan or yellow (from a blend of the clear quartz with the dark amber feldspar content of the sand). A predominant additional colourant in the southwestern United States is iron oxide, which imparts reddish tints ranging from pink to dark red (terracotta), with additional manganese imparting a purplish hue. Red sandstones are also seen in the Southwest and West of Britain, as well as central Europe and Mongolia. The regularity of the latter favours use as a source for masonry, either as a primary building material or as a facing stone .
DHOLPUR RED SANDSTONE:
Dholpur Red Sandstone is mined from a place called Dholpur. It is also famously called Agra Red Sandstone. In the ancient era, it was widely used in building monuments, forts, temples and Havelis. The finest example of it is the majestic Agra Fort and captivating red fort.
As the name suggest Dholpur Red Sandstone has red texture. It is due to the presence of iron oxides. The red sandstone is used in variety of application like flooring, roofing, wall cladding, paving, and stone sills. Its qualities like durability, strength, resistant to acids and saline water makes Dholpur Red Sandstone a popular choice for construction projects.
Dholpur Red Sandstone or as is popularly called Agra Red Sandstone got its name from the quarries location and its proximity to Agra City famous world over for being the host of one of the Seven Wonders of the World THE “TAJ MAHAL”. Sandstones take its color based on the minerals proximity to the rock at the time of formation. Red color is imparted due to the presence of Iron Oxides near the bedding planes. This is hard wearing sandstone designed for conformity of color and a contemporary styling. Since ages this sandstone has not shown any weathering effects. For example; during the archaic period it was expansively used in the construction of Indian temples, Agra Fort, Delhi Red Fort and many other forts. Since; this sandstone is very responsive towards a variety of finishing like rubbed, honed, polished or sandblasted, shot blasted with hand cut or sawn edges, Agra Red’s decorating versatility remains incomparable. For this reason Agra red sandstone has become many architects’ favourite constructing material. The large choice of sizes allows for some creativity in laying design. The color of this sandstone ranges from light to dark red. Owing to its strength, durability, resistance to abrasion and environmental weathering, acid and alkali resistance and advantage of easy handling and availability has made Indian Sandstone the material of choice for construction and making artefacts and decorative items. It has variety of applications in roofing, flooring, paving, panelling, beams, pillars, doors and window sills. It has been found most suitable for carving screens. Due to its excellent workability it is fit for both exterior and interior uses. Dholpur Red Sandstone is available in various finishes such as natural cleft, flamed, polished, honed, bush hammered, sawn, acid washed, antique finish and sand blasted to suit different applications. The finish and smoothness of tiles and slabs of sandstone depends on the finish of edges, which is available in machine cut, sawn, hand chiselled, hand dressed and chamfered, bevelled. The edges play a major role in the overall appearance of the architecture they are used in.
Dholpur Red Sandstone- Available finishes:
• Both Side Natural
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