Nature has given us two excellent ways to enhance the beauty of our homes in limestone and sandstone. But choosing between the best limestone and Sandstone Brisbane has to offer may cause a bit of a dilemma for some homeowners. If, like them, you could not decide which natural material to use on your next project, never fear. Here are some tips to show you which is the better option for your home.
Limestone is made of calcium carbonate’s crystal forms. With a hardness of two to four at the Mohs scale and a compressive strength of 30 to 60 MPa, it is generally considered inferior to the local Sandstone Brisbane area. It is also a cheaper material. An exception is the Travertine rock and marble which, while, much harder, are also much more expensive and more commonly used in luxurious projects such as countertops, sculptures, and other interior decorations.
Locally sourced limestone rocks have less weather resistance than sandstones but are still better than most kinds of stone. They are suitable for various landscaping projects, such as paths, steps, and pavers. If you end up using limestone for pavers, avoid using acidic solutions for cleaning as the calcium compounds in the calcite rock can react due to strong acids.
Similar to limestone, sandstone is a type of rock that is formed through the natural process of sedimentation. It is made of sand-sized minerals or rock grains, usually quartz or feldspar. Two to three times harder than limestone, the local Sandstone Brisbane area is better suited for outdoor home improvement projects like a patio, swimming pool, driveways, outdoor furniture or fireplace, pavers, and other outdoor applications that are exposed to harsh conditions.
Although sandstone can be a bit more expensive than limestone, the step-up in quality more than makes up for it. And compared to many other construction materials, sandstone is still much cheaper. In addition, the silica and Magnesium minerals in the stone give it various colors and textures, which are all suitable for the outdoors.
Do you need paving stones for your next home improvement project? Here at Sandstone World, you will find the best sandstone products in Southeast Queensland. Give us a call at 0431-285-425. Our lines are always available, and our professionals ready to give free consultation and estimate.