- What is Autumn Brown Indian sandstone?
Autumn Brown sandstone is a type of Indian sandstone, which is one of the UK’s favourite types of natural stone paving. Autumn Brown distinguishes itself from other types of Indian sandstone by its distinctive warm shade, which it gets from the natural blend of mid brown tones and occasional grey-brown hues. This allows it to blend seamlessly into rural and traditional surroundings, making it a natural fit for these sorts of spaces.
Like all other types of Indian sandstone, Autumn Brown Indian sandstone has a naturally rough texture, but you can also select options with a smooth sawn surface or even hand chiselled designs. It’s just as hardwearing as its peers, making it ideal for paths, gardens and patios alike.
2. Should you seal Autumn Brown sandstone?
Yes. We’d always recommend sealing Autumn Brown sandstone once it’s laid here at Bridge Street Stone, as this helps the stone to keep its characteristic colour looking better for longer.
It’s also worth mentioning that Indian sandstone is porous by nature, and since moisture is capable of penetrating its surface, that can easily result in visible stains or marks unless it’s been sealed in advance. We normally recommend HG Impregnator as a standard treatment for natural stone, as it provides an excellent measure of protection against dirt and grease stains. Nexus colour-enhancing sealer is another great choice. If you ever need more details on either solution, or some more in-depth advice, we’re always happy to help here at Bridge Street Stone.
3. Is Autumn Brown Indian sandstone good for paving?
As you’ve probably already guessed, the main appeal of Autumn Brown Indian sandstone lies in its traditional style, which makes it a perfect fit for rural environments and heritage buildings. Its warm reddish-brown hue creates a uniquely inviting atmosphere for any space, and it’s brilliant at enhancing the natural character of its surroundings, so it’s often complemented by modest wood furniture or stone urns and other such ornaments.
And of course, it shares the same core set of advantages with all other shades of Indian sandstone. That means it’s hardwearing and durable, providing excellent value for money and opening up an almost limitless range of design possibilities.
4. Pros and cons of Autumn Brown Indian sandstone:
As with all other types of Indian sandstone, Autumn Brown Indian paving slabs offer a whole host of advantages for property owners, and they’re particularly popular with domestic homeowners. Its nicely traditional appearance is complemented by a number of practical advantages, and its comparatively few drawbacks are easily remedied with proper care and attention.
- It’s durable and long lasting, as long as it’s properly sealed, Autumn Brown Indian sandstone can easily endure the harshest of elements throughout the year, including rain, frost or stormy conditions, all the while adding value to your property over the course of its lifetime.
- Its rich traditional appearance, which makes it a natural choice for rural or traditional surroundings, enhancing the character of surrounding buildings and furniture.
- It can be arranged into a wide variety of patterns and designs, so when it comes to designing the layout of your garden space, you can flex your creative muscles to create a uniquely appealing look for your space.
- It’s very easy to maintain. Provided it’s been properly sealed, it’s simple and straightforward to remove any dirt or grime from Autumn Brown Indian sandstones.
- It’s eco friendly, since there are fewer damaging chemicals involved in the manufacturing process. It can also be easily recycled at the end of its lifespan. It’s also worth checking that yours is ethically sourced - as all of ours is here at Bridge Street Stone!
- It’s affordable and widely available, so you can always be sure of great value.
- It’s porous, so it’s worth taking particular care to seal it in advance to protect it from being stained by any liquid, bacteria or mould.
- It’s naturally rough. This is due to the fact that Indian sandstone is 100% natural, so certain types can be a little rough on bare feet.
- It can be marked. Indian sandstone is a relatively soft type of stone, so it can be vulnerable to sudden, hard impacts, or heavy objects like furniture being dragged across its surface. However, as long as you’re careful with anything you move around on your patio, it shouldn’t be something you need to worry about too much.