Sandstone is an often overlooked material that can be the perfect addition to your home, your patio, or your garden. While different areas will require different sealants and cuts, there are a few tricks to help you successfully work with this material. Unfortunately, sandstone often gains a reputation of being difficult to work with. At Rockstar Diamond, we believe that it can be easy, as long as you have the right tools.
When you’re working with sandstone, the first thing you’ll want to examine is the thickness of the slab. Thin tiles and sandstone sheets can often be cut with a chisel. Anything larger can actually damage the stone and ruin the tile you’re wanting to use. However, if you’re cutting a large and thick slab, you’ll want to use a diamond saw blade to slice through the stone.
Sandstone is a rough material and it can actually damage the blade if you use an inferior type of saw. While normal saw blades may be slightly cheaper, they’ll actually cost you more in the long run. During the course of one project, you’ll likely have to replace your regular saw blade several times just to get the cutting work done. Furthermore, the blades dull quickly and won’t give you the clean cut you were looking for. When you use a diamond saw blade, you’ll see cleaner cuts every time. Best of all, the blade will hold an edge longer, saving you time and money on replacements.
First, you’ll want to accurately measure your cut and draw a clear line for each cut on the surface of the sandstone. You don’t need any special materials in order to mark on the stone; a simple pencil will do just fine. Once you’ve got your measurements drawn out, secure the stone. Once you’re sure the stone won’t move, you can either create a guide for the saw using a chisel or simply follow your pencil line with the saw.
Once you’re done cutting the stone, you’ll be able to lay it much as you would any other type of tile. However, maintenance will be slightly different.
No matter what kind of stonework project you have planned, Rockstar Diamond has the stone cutting tools you need. Browse our selection today and see the difference a diamond blade can make.