It’s a bit like being stuck between a rock and a hard place! Should you opt for sandstone on your latest building masonry or paving project? Or would granite be a better choice?
But if you’re struggling to make a decision, never fear … help – in the form of our latest blog post – is at hand.
As an architect or a designer, it’s natural to focus on aesthetics. But, before you get too hung up on one look or another, you need to ensure that the material you’re considering will fit in with its surroundings.
For a relatively small country, the UK has an incredibly varied geological makeup, as this useful map illustrates. It’s mindboggling that we have so many different types of rocks and the map is interesting in its own right.
However, it’s also helpful if you’re trying to resolve the sandstone versus granite conundrum. In a nutshell:
Do you remember being told at school that sometimes there is no right or wrong answer? It’s frustrating. But genuinely, when it comes to the toss-up between sandstone and granite, there are advantages and disadvantages to using both materials.
All you can do is be aware of the full picture and make an informed decision.
Ultimately, both are strong choices for building masonry and paving projects.
Finally – to complete the education analogy – there’s no shame in asking for help!
There are so many reasons that a stone may or may not be suitable. Simply pick up the phone. We’ll make sure you are no longer stuck between a rock and hard place.