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Sandstone

Sandstone

Sandstone is a sedimentary rock consisting of sheets of sand, mineral particles, and a binding matrix, which are deposited on top of one another in water environments and desert formations. Sandstone has a fabulous granular or gritty aesthetic, it is softer (comparatively) than other stones and easier to carve.

Finishes

Honed, sandblasted or bush-hammered for a more textured look.

Class

Stone

Origin

Australia, Egypt and China

Sample Gallery

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