Create Visual Appeal Outdoors with Teakwood Sandstone Pavers & Tiles

Published by Armstone

Wooden floors are often synonymous of creating a warm, organic and visually appealing aesthetic for all home spaces.

However, as beautiful as they are, wooden floors are not practical for outdoor spaces for a few reasons.

Firstly, the daily exposure to the harsh and uncontrollable elements like intense heat, wind and rain, means that wooden floors require regular maintenance and upkeep. Secondly, as the elements continually damage the wood (a much softer material than natural stone pavers or tiles) you’ll find yourself frequently replacing the floors, which can become quite a costly affair.

So, what’s the best alternative that provides the warm and organic visual appeal, and can withstand the changing seasons and environmental conditions of outdoor areas?

Good question.

In our professional perspective, we believe that Teakwood Sandstone – with its warm hues and distinctive grain patterning that resembles natural wood – is an excellent natural stone paver alternative to wooden floors for outdoor areas.

Teakwood sandstone paversWith warm orange and ochre hues throughout, Teakwood Sandstone is an excellent alternative to wooden floors.

Before we dive deep into Teakwood Sandstone, let us say, that while sandstone natural stone pavers add a very welcoming touch to your home, unlike other natural stones like marble, travertine and granite, they are less dense and durable. As such, if you’re considering installing any sandstone pavers and tiles around areas with a lot of water, salt and moisture, like pool surrounds and water features, we strongly recommend re-considering.

You see, sandstone is a very porous stone that – like the name implies – is formed when sand grains or rocks, and quartz particles, are cemented together by organic matter. While it’s a common stone found in sedimentary basins all around the world, it’s not ideal for installation around pool surrounds and water features because the water will erode the stone over time, costing you time and money to replace the pavers. To learn more about this, and find a better alternative, read our blog here. All this leaves you in a similar predicament that you would have been in, if you installed wooden floors.

Now, compared to most sandstone pavers, such as Sydney sandstone, Teakwood sandstone does have a denser composition. This means you can use these pavers for a wider range of applications and purposes. For example, if you choose a sandblasted finish, you can install teakwood sandstone around wet areas and high traffic locations. The rougher texture will give the stone a better grip and the integrity of the stone will keep over time. If you installed wooden floors in outdoor areas, the heat, cold and rain will cause the wood to crack from contraction and expansion and change the floor’s entire structure and require constant maintenance. Teakwood sandstone, on the other hand, will keep its integrity and still add that warm and welcoming appeal to your outdoor areas.

Teakwood Sandstone PaversThis Teakwood Sandstone entrance welcomes guests with warmth.

Like most natural stone pavers and tiles, when installed properly and maintained with love and care, teakwood sandstone can truly stand the test of time. With regards to uses, due to its natural non-slip surface, teakwood sandstone (unlike other sandstone options) is an excellent flooring material for pool or hot tub surrounds. In contrast to wood, which can warp from moist conditions, teakwood sandstone can absorb water quickly and draw it away from the surface.

If you have a home with a traditional design and you want to extend that ambiance with a warm and welcoming entrance, teakwood sandstone pavers are an excellent choice for entrances and pathways. The natural colouring and texture provide an excellent foundation for high foot traffic areas while adding warmth wherever they are installed.

Patio areas also come to life with teakwood sandstone. The creamy and soft brown hue of the sandstone pavers beautifully blend with patio furniture. They also add a lovely contrast to bright green lawns and a natural backdrop for the diverse colours of flowerbeds.

When it comes to maintenance, teakwood sandstone is easy to clean. We recommend brushing or sweeping the floors regularly to keep them free from absorbing stains from food scraps or fallen leavens, and then mopping them with soap and water.

In summary, if you’re looking for a natural stone paver that provides the warmth of wooden flooring for your outdoors, teakwood sandstone is an excellent choice.

At Armstone, we stock a variety of teakwood sandstone finishes including tiles, bull-nosed coping, as well as honed and sandblasted pavers. Teakwood sandstone is a great alternative to Sydney sandstone and is approximately 1/3 of the cost: so it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular natural stone paver.

If you have questions about teakwood sandstone, reach out to us online or call 1300 560 560, and one of our natural stone experts will help you. Alternatively, you can find us in Glebe, where you can visit our showroom and check out our high quality natural stones and pavers in person.

We look forward to helping you bring you project to life and create a warm visual appeal for your outdoor area with teakwood sandstone pavers and tiles.

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