Natural Stone from Unilock: Differences Between Limestone and Sandstone

LE-ED Concrete & Supply Co. houses an impressive variety of natural stone, including high quality Unilock products like sandstone and limestone. Unilock Premium Quality Natural Stone is versatile and holds an impressive reputation in the landscaping industry. Here are a few of the differences between sandstone and limestone from Unilock, as well as tips on where to use them in Manalapan, NJ, hardscape projects:

Sandstone from Unilock

Sandstone is an excellent candidate for homeowners who are looking to add a tropical touch to their poolside, or create a rustic foundation for their beach-themed dining area. One of the key differences between sandstone and limestone lies in the character of their textures and coloring. While sandstone from Unilock can be obtained in cool shades like Stone Cliff Grey, these stones are most popular in warmer shades, such as Autumn Harvest and Indian Coast. These natural stone pavers are known for adding warmth and cheer to outdoor rooms. They can also make a room look and feel larger and lighter.

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Aside from the warm colors in which it can be acquired, Unilock Sandstone is also perfectly suited to beachy landscapes and poolsides because its textured finish mimics the rich grain of sea sand. These natural stone pavers are also non-slip, making them well suited to poolsides where kids might slip and fall without proper underfoot grip. Sandstone reflects away the summer heat and is often kinder on bare feet than other paving materials.  

Unilock Limestone

Natural Stone from Unilock: Differences Between Limestone and Sandstone in Manalapan NJ

Limestone from Unilock is available in a range of cool, monochrome colors that vary in visual depth. The deep Black River shade, for example, can be used to communicate luxury and elegance. Unilock Limestone pavers are guaranteed not to lose their rich color, owing to a variety of patented Unilock surface treatments. Consider a dark Black River Limestone surface at the foot of a red-brick statement wall for a powerful contrast. This dark, majestic look and feel is what makes limestone so popular.  

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Limestone can be used to create striking contrasts, and is therefore more compatible with contemporary designs. Sandstone, on the other hand, tends to create more subtle contrasts and often requires the vibrant natural shades of a softscape to achieve a color combination that really turns heads. Sandstone is, therefore, more compatible with natural or rustic designs.

Limestone can also be paired with natural elements like plants. Both variants of natural stone are incredibly versatile and are fairly interchangeable as a result. However, they are optimized within different settings and designs.

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Limestone can be precisely cut and laid in uniform patterns that echo the geometry of modern hardscape designs. Current trends tend to subscribe to a fairly neutral color palette, and incorporate color in small but powerful doses. A vibrant flower bed, chartreuse shrub or upholstered pillow can have an unforgettable visual effect when paired with a sleek limestone surface. Allow your jointing material to echo the color of your stone to create the impression of a single uninterrupted sheet of stone. This can have a more chic appearance than a collection of separate stones.

Image courtesy of Unilock.

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