Yorkstone is a sandstone that is formed through the sedimentary process of silt deposited by rivers in Yorkshire, England. It is a stone that has been used for centuries and has a composition of iron oxides, clay, feldspar, mica, and quartz. The stone is very durable and wears well and is widely used in buildings for walls and landscapes as paving. It can vary in colour depending on the materials in its composition.
The stone was initially used for building walls and roofs, but in the present day, this stone is more often used for paving. Yorkstone paving has been extensively used for footpaths roads and other uses where advantage can be taken of the stone’s durability and versatility. This paving material has a colour that varies from red to brown, with the inside of the stone having a sandy yellow colour. Paving is made out of sandstone that can be cut or riven by splitting the blocks apart. Some Yorkshire stone cannot be split and requires to be sawed. These stones are more suitable for building walls and not suitable for paving.
Yorkstone paving that is made of riven blocks has a naturally rough surface for stones that have been split by hand. The paving is generally of a thickness that varies from 40mm to 60mm, but specific thicknesses can be obtained if the quantity so required is large enough. The top grade of this paving is a sandy yellow colour and will have dressed edges that allow for uniform patterns in the paving. You can also get such paving in edges that are sawed and where lengths and widths are not equal……