Stoneland uses different natural stones in projects
and artifacts but we specialize in Sandstone.
Sandstone is a coarse-grained sedimentary rock formed
by the consolidation and compaction of sand and held
together by natural cement, such as silica. An extremely
hard and tough material, it consists of consolidated
masses of sand deposited by moving water or by wind.
Largely the cementing material often determines the
Colour of the rock, iron oxides causing red or reddish-brown
sandstone, and the other materials producing white,
yellowish, or grayish sandstone.
The chemical constitution of sandstone is the same
as that of sand; the rock is thus composed essentially
of quartz. The cementing material that binds together
the grains of sand is usually composed of silica,
calcium carbonate, or iron oxide.
Natural Sandstone is typically the youngest of the
quartz-based stones, with each stone having a different
level of porosity, hardness and compressive strength.
The colours of the stone are very variable and vary
from red, brown, greenish, yellow to grey and white.
The texture of sandstone is noteworthy. It is medium-grained,
with well-sorted grains of about the same size. The
grains are usually sub angular to round.
Sandstones are suitable for domestic and commercial
use. Owing to its natural beauty, sandstone is used
for interior as well as exterior decoration. The architectural
properties of natural sandstone make it a suitable
medium to clad walls and floors and churn out an enamoring
range of handcrafted artifacts such as garden ornaments,
sculptures and other decorative items.
Sandstone reserves in India are estimated at around
1000 million tons and spread over the states of Andhra
Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh,
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Karnataka, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan,
Uttar Pradesh, Tamilnadu and West Bengal. Over 90%
of the deposits of sandstone are in Rajasthan, it’s
the same region where Stoneland is situated.