Yorkshire Sandstone

A uniform close grained sandstone with in a few cases odd areas of dark flecks which are black iron oxide.

The honed finish is smooth but without any traces of a shine.The surface is however fairly porous and in a “dirty” environment such as an open fire, treatment is essential to prevent it absorbing soot and ash.

Due to its brittle nature the minimum thickness available is 50 mm.

Yorkshire Sandstone hearth
Yorkshire Sandstone

Yorkshire Sandstone Characteristics Summary

Colour: Sandy/Beige with occasional small dark flecks.
Slab Thickness: 50 mm minimum
Raw slab size: 2 metres by 1 metre
Surface finishes: Honed
Scratch resistance: Good
Porosity: High
Cost: Medium
Surface treatment: Stain stop as standard
External use: Suitable