Where Do I Find Flooring That Looks Like Sandstone?

By Kyle Schurman Created: March, 2021 - Modified: March, 2021

Sandstone flooring delivers a beautiful look, thanks to its natural colors, patterns, and textures. It’s ready for luxury, high-end installations. For those who don’t want the installation hassles or expense of natural sandstone flooring, though, tiles that resemble sandstone flooring are available at a reasonable price. Greatmats offers a number of sandstone flooring alternative options, including:

  • SupraTile Designer Vinyl Top Series
  • HomeStyle Stone Series Floor Tile
  • Slate Floor Tile
  • Life Floor Slate Tiles (3/16 inches thick)
  • Life Floor Slate Tiles (3/8 inches thick)

What Are Some Advantages of Faux Stone Floors Versus Natural Stone Flooring?

Actual sandstone flooring delivers beautiful, natural color patterns that run through the material, similar to what is found on a beach or in a desert setting. However, when making faux sandstone, it is relatively easy for manufacturers to sample the designs of actual stone, creating a color pattern that closely matches the real thing.

Real sandstone is not perfect for every flooring situation. If selecting vinyl surfaces, for example, they will not absorb water or show scratches, as often is the case with porous natural stone floors.

Faux sandstone flooring tiles often use an interlock design on the edges that simplifies installation versus actual stone tiles. While natural stone often involves hiring a professional to do the installation, interlocked tiles are ideal for those seeking to save money with a DIY install.

What Are Some Interlocking Tiles That Look Like Sandstone Flooring?

Tiles with hidden interlocking systems are easy to install, as they often use tabs on two sides of the tile and slots on the other two sides. Just line up the tabs with the slots on adjacent tiles and pop them together with a foot or hand.

Because the interlocking system sits on the underside of the tile, installers will only see straight, finished edges on the tiles upon completion. This yields a professional looking installation without the expense of hiring a pro.

The SupraTile Designer Vinyl Top Series is an excellent choice for choosing tiles that resemble sandstone flooring. This tile uses a vinyl layer over the top of a PVC plastic base layer that contains the interlocking system. Installers can choose among multiple styles in the vinyl layer, including:

  • Sandstone
  • Marble
  • Volcano
  • Terrazzo
  • Granite
  • Rustic
  • Clay

The HomeStyle Stone Series Floor Tile also creates a professional finish with clean lines, thanks to the hidden interlocking system on the underside of the tile. With the interlocking system, installers do not need any adhesive to assemble the flooring, which simplifies the process of performing the layout. The interlocked edges remain tightly connected, even when placed under stress.

The vinyl layer sits atop a plastic layer, providing the perfect match of durability and stylish looks. With its faux stone design, its style is appropriate for installation in almost any room of the home or at a business. Color options include:

  • Sandstone
  • White marble
  • Cambrian black
  • Imperial gold
  • Field stone
  • New England
  • Atlantic slate
  • Pacific slate
  • Sedona slate

For a faux stone flooring that delivers a texture that’s similar to rough stone flooring, consider the Slate Floor Tile product. It uses a hidden interlocking design for a clean installation.

These PVC plastic tiles are extremely durable. The textured appearance in the surface of these designer tiles will not wear away, even when exposed to regular foot traffic. Some of the colors available include:

  • Sandstone
  • Antique brown
  • Chestnut
  • Beige
  • Piazza clay
  • Forest green
  • Light gray
  • Rosewood
  • Terra cotta
  • White

What Are Some Faux Sandstone Flooring Options for Outdoor Installations?

When seeking a type of flooring that resembles natural sandstone for outdoor use, such as around a pool, consider the family of Life Floor Slate Tiles. These tiles have UV stability built into them, so they will not fade, even when exposed to regular sunlight. These models also work for an indoor installation, if desired.

The surface of the Life Floor tiles is slightly textured in the blended PE/EVA foam and rubber materials, which enhances the look of real stone. The texture provides a strong grip to those walking across the top of the flooring when it is wet, helping them to avoid slips.

Installers will need to use contact cement to adhere these tiles to the subsurface. An individual tile measures 2 by 2 feet in size, yet each one weighs 1.33 pounds or less, which simplifies the process of installation.

Manufacturers create these tiles in the United States, so customers can trust the quality of the materials in use and the precise measurement tolerances of the individual tiles.

The Life Floor Slate Tiles 3/16 inches (or about 5 mm thick) product is available in multiple colors, including:

  • Sandstone
  • River rock
  • Kestrel
  • Boulevard
  • Mojave

The Life Floor Slate Tiles 3/8 inches (or about 10 mm thick) product is available in colors including:

  • Sandstone
  • Mojave
  • Sepia
  • Boulevard
  • Bluebird
  • Terra cotta
  • Kestrel
  • Bluestone
  • River rock

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