Motoqua Sandstone provides two very distinctive looks. "Picture Stone", with its very exotic tans and browns or "Natural", a nice consistent tan with light brown features. Sandstone is porous and needs to be sealed. Finishes and edging of our standard 3cm or 2cm slabs are no problem, all types of edge detail and surface finishes have proven successful. Finishes available on stock slabs are polished or honed. Inside the home, Motoqua sandstone has been used to bring natural beauty to the kitchen, fireplace surrounds, table tops, and flooring. It has also been used as veneer.
Custom thickness and cuts are available with ample lead time
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Motoqua Sandstone facts:
▹ Sedimentary rock
▹Formation is quartz based
▹ Color and pattern is unique to SW Utah area
▹ Hardness is compatible to granite, graded a seven on the Mohs’ scale
Since sandstone beds often form very visible cliffs and other topographic features, certain colors of sandstone are identified with certain regions. Natural “cementing” is what holds the sand particles together; the common cementing materials are silica and calcium carbonate, which are often derived either from dissolution or from alteration of the sand after it was buried. Sandstone has been used for domestic construction since prehistoric times.
Depending on block size width of slabs can vary. 30” wide are always available, larger slabs can reach widths up to 66".
Slabs range in size in both the 3cm (1 1/4”) or 2cm (3/4”). The slabs are polished, but can be available raw upon request