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600 x 290 x 18 mm (Single Size Pack) 100 Pieces

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900 x 600 x 18 mm (Single Size Pack) 35 Pieces

19.13m2 / 35 Paving Slabs
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600 x 600 x 18 mm (Single Size Pack) 35 Pieces

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290 x 290 x 18 mm (Single Size Pack) 150 Pieces

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Product Summary

Calibrated Paving (18mm Depth)

Raj Blend comes in two varieties Calibrated with a consistent depth of 18mm and Uncalibrated which varies in depth between 17-22mm. Whether you chose Calibrated or Uncalibrated, the uppermost appearance of the slabs will be the same. The difference is the thickness of the product.

Easier Installation

Calibrated paving slabs have been cut down to a consistent thickness of 18mm. Because of this, the slabs are slightly more expensive. However, the benefits of this include that they are quicker and easier to lay as you do not need to keep adjusting your mortar bed to achieve a level patio.

Uncalibrated paving slabs have not been through a calibration process therefore the slabs vary in thickness between 17 and 22mm. This is why this style of product is slightly cheaper than calibrated. Uncalibrated slabs are ideal if you are working to a budget, and/or you aren't worried about your project taking slightly longer to lay.

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Key features

  • Patio Paving - These natural sandstone slabs are ideal for garden patios and terrace paving
  • Styling - the riven and tumbled pavers are ideal for cottage gardens, traditional or rustic property settings
  • Variety - Raj sandstone has variations in colour and patterningeach flagstone is unique
  • Versatile - These classic sandstone pavers come in four different sizes, with matching circle features available
  • Durable - Sandstone is hardwearing and long lasting, and it is easy to clean and maintain
  • Stability - sandstone is less prone to thermal expansion/contraction cracks than concrete
  • Price - Raj Blend is great value of money and cheaper than many concrete alternates
  • Provenance - Sustainably sourced and ethically quarried under the ETI Base Code.
  • Colour / Pattern - natural sedimentary patterned stone characterised by rosy brown, tan, sienna and grey colour variations
Product details

Raj Blend - Brown, Umber, Sienna, Ochre & Grey Patio Paving Slabs

Raj Blend is a popular mix of autumnal hues in a neutral palette that is natural. Consequently, these colours tend to work in a variety of settings, where the soft tapestry of stone sit harmoniously with its surroundings. This ability to look good in a wide variety of locations and situations, is what makes Raj Blend a bestseller, and so popular with homeowners, landscapers, garden designers and architects.

Natural Sandstone

Part of the character of natural sandstone paving is that no two stones are coloured or patterned the same. So, when combined they create a rich blend of colours, tones and patterns to make a beautiful overall tapestry for your patio. Because these paving slabs have been hewn and riven from quarried stone, and then cut by hand, their finish and edges are also unique, giving them a natural and individual character.

Patio Paving

Raj Blend is ideal for patios and garden paving - its colouration, stability and tactile feel underfoot means it is perfect for outdoor living areas where the family can get together to enjoy the garden and sunshine! Whether your garden needs a large terrace or patio, or a small seating area tucked into the nook of a wall, these versatile patio pavers have the right combinations of sizes and formats to meet your needs.

Size-Formats & Pack Options

Raj Blend Calibrated is offered in four paving slab size-formats and sold as 6 different pack options:

  • 290mm x 290mm Single Size Pack - 150 pieces (13.05 m2)
  • 600mm x 290mm Single Size Pack - 100 Pieces (17.86 m2)
  • 600mm x 600mm Single Size Pack - 35 Pieces (12.82 m2)
  • 900mm x 600mm Single Size Pack - 35 Pieces (19.13 m2)
  • Contractor Pack (Mixed Sizes) - 64 Pieces (19.5 m2)
  • Mini Pack (Mixed Sizes) - 16 Pieces (4.7 m2)

Pointing Your Patio

Pointing your patio couldn’t be any easier! Gone are the days of time-consuming traditional pointing with sand and cement. Paving Direct recommends using a ‘Brush in Grout’ such as Pavestone Pointfix.

Pointfix is a two-part jointing compound. One pack contains epoxy resin within the compound and the other epoxy hardener. Mixing and applying Pointfix is much cleaner and easier than traditional sand and cement mortar, as you simply just mix the contents within the tub and brush into the joints.

Pointfix is available to buy in two options. Either as a single tub to get the exact amount needed, or if you are buying our 18.85 or 20.7 m2 contractor packs, then Pointfix contractor packs will give you perfect coverage and save you money.

Circle Features

In addition to the standard paving packs, Raj Blend is also available in three sizes of Circle Feature Kits and their corresponding Squaring Off Kits - please see the related products for details.

Colour Blends

Seasonal changes can often bring a differing perspective to the reflected colours of the stone. In strong summer sunlight, a sandstone patio will appear to have less colour variation, whilst after rain, the colours will have a deep patina.

Unique Patterning

As with any natural product, be aware variation is normal and to be expected. Sandstone is a sedimentary rock, which means it was created on the seabed floor as numerous layers of sand were laid down and compressed over many millions of years. This process by means the stone has patterning and veins where different colour sands laid down and blended to form this rock.

Colours, tones and patterns vary naturally and that is precisely what you are buying when you select these natural products. These are not carbon copy stone slabs, but each is unique, with their own natural character. And that is the beauty a natural stone patio should present to you.

Indian Sandstone

These pavers are quarried from the highest quality India sandstone, where our expert quarrymen select and cut this tried and tested stone. With their years of experience, our masons cut and shape the stone to exacting standards, so you can be assured you are getting the highest standard paving in each pack.

Best Seller

Raj Blend is one of our most popular products. Offering a great balance between aesthetic quality, colour choice, performance, durability and price, it is understandable why so my people chose this paving.

Care & Maintenance

Sandstone is permeable, which means it is not impervious to spills and weathering. Therefore, to better protect your stone we recommend using a natural stone sealant such as Pavestone Natural Finish Stone Sealer, a water-based impregnator that ensures protection against stains and facilitates everyday maintenance.

The Beauty of Natural Stone

Natural stone means natural variation! Please remember that natural stone paving is a processed natural product and therefore has unique and intrinsic elements, markings, features, patterns, hues and tones within the stone that makes each slab distinct. This is the essential characteristic that natural stone offers and what makes it so special, and why it works so well in landscaping and garden design. Each stone is entirely unique, and within each paving pack there is natural variation of each stone. When these individual unique slabs are blended and laid together, you get a tapestry of harmonious, but different slabs. And this natural relationship between the slabs is what gives stone paving its essential charm and beauty.

If you are looking for more uniformity and control of colours and patterns, then porcelain paving or concrete paving might be more what you want.

Light, Weather & Colouring

Natural stone will appear differently in varied lighting conditions, so in bright sunshine versus cloud your patio will have a different appearance. Likewise, the angle of the sun will also change the appearance of your paving. The biggest difference in appearance will be wet versus dry stone. Stone is porous, and therefore, rainfall will penetrate the stone, making it darker and making colours and pigments in the stone appear more vivid. These changes in the appearance are also part of the character you are buying into when you choose stone paving for your patio. It is a natural product, and it is a dynamic canvas that reflects the weather and lighting conditions as they change.

Laying Advice

To install and lay stone patio paving slabs, you'll need to do the following steps:

  1. Measure up and mark out your patio - ensure you calculate both 1) area in square metres (m2)  and 2) the fall (slope) required for your drainage plan.
  2. Dig out the patio area to create the substrate (220 -230 mm depth).
  3. Lay the sub-base of MOT Type-1 hardcore (compacted & 150 mm depth).
  4. Ensure you mix and blend the various paving packs to make sure the patio has a blended look, as pack to pack can vary in hue/colour distribution, so the packs need mixing up to avoid possible colour banding when they are laid.
  5. Coat the slabs' underside with priming slurry to improve their bond and help prevent moisture transfer. As stone is porous, priming slurry will help protect the slabs from moisture transfer and capillary action from beneath the slabs.
  6. Trowel-in and lay a bedding course of mortar mix (50 mm depth) immediately prior to laying each slab.
  7. Lay the paving slabs on to the mortar bed and tamp down. Ensure you leave the desired joint spacing between the slabs and the slabs are “level” to the fall.
  8. Leave to set for 24 hours, so the mortar mix can cure enough for you to walk on the slabs.
  9. Fill the joints between the paving (pointing) with jointing compound.
  10. Optional: protect your paving by sealing the slabs with a purpose made sealant (natural finish or colour enhancing).

To calculate the areas of paving in square-metres (m2), the amount of sub-base hardcore or the amount of sand and cement you'll need for the mortar mix bedding course, please refer to our paving calculators.

For the full step-by-step guide with videos for each step, see our How to Lay Patio Paving Slabs article.

Care & Maintenance

Stone is a porous material and contains tiny capillaries and micro-fissures throughout its structure. Consequently, stone paving is susceptible to water-based chemical erosion (acidic corrosion), physical erosion (frost action), and from staining from waterborne grime, salts and other mineral and particulate deposits. Therefore, as the UK has high winter humidity (generally 80-90%) and damp conditions are the norm, we recommend that you help protect and elongate the life of your paving by sealing the slabs against the water/damp based issues. Our impregnating sealers are designed to enter the capillaries and micro-fissures in the slabs, blocking those spaces to prevent water entering the paving.

  1. Natural finish sealer
  2. Colour enhancing sealer

In addition to sealing the slabs, we recommend ensuring you brush away leaves, dirt and other detritus regularly, especially in the autumn and winter when leaves, twigs, seeds and other windfall materials are likely to fall on your patio. If left on your paving, especially if damp, and worse still, allowed to rot down and become mulch-like, your paving will almost certainly acquire brown stains from the release of tannins from the windfall materials (think a used tea bag left on a kitchen counter for a model of what will happen).

As well as brushing off dirt and windfall materials, give your patio a hose down with water every so often. Use a low-pressure hose or keep any jet-wash far enough away from the slabs to ensure you don't damage them with the high-pressure water jet. For more stubborn stains and the build-up of grime, we recommend using a specialist non-acidic patio cleaner that will help lift out the dirt and grime.

Specifications
  290 x 290 x 18 mm (Single Size Pack) 150 Pieces 600 x 290 x 18 mm (Single Size Pack) 100 Pieces 600 x 600 x 18 mm (Single Size Pack) 35 Pieces 900 x 600 x 18 mm (Single Size Pack) 35 Pieces Mini Pack (Mixed Sizes) 16 Pieces 1 x Sample (200 x 100 mm Slip) Contractor Pack 64 Pieces (Mixed Sizes)
No. of Pieces 150 100 35 35 16 1 64
Pack Coverage (m²) 13.05 17.86 12.82 19.13 4.7 0.02 19.5
Range Classic Indian Sandstone Classic Indian Sandstone Classic Indian Sandstone Classic Indian Sandstone Classic Indian Sandstone Indian Sandstone Classic Indian Sandstone
Prod Type Stone Paving Slabs Stone Paving Slabs Stone Paving Slabs Stone Paving Slabs Stone Paving Slabs Sample Stone Paving Slabs
Material Sandstone Sandstone Sandstone Sandstone Sandstone Sandstone Sandstone
Finish Riven Riven Riven Riven Riven N/A Riven
Finish (Edge) Hand Cut Hand Cut Hand Cut Hand Cut Hand Cut N/A Hand Cut
Colour Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown N/A Brown
Colour Group Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown
Dimension (W) 290 600 600 900 Varies 200 Varies
Dimension (H) 290 290 600 600 Varies 100 Varies
Dimension (D) 18 18 18 18 18 22
Interior / Exterior Exterior / Interior Exterior / Interior Exterior / Interior Exterior / Interior Exterior / Interior Exterior Exterior / Interior
Pack Contents 290 x 290 600 x 290 600 x 600 900 x 600 M/PACK Sample C/PACK (64 Piece)
Pack Sold As Single Size Pack Single Size Pack Single Size Pack Single Size Pack Mini Pack Sample Contractor Pack
Pack Description

290 x 290 Qty 150

600 x 290 Qty 100

600 x 600 Qty 35

900 x 600 Qty 35

900 x 600 Qty 4
600 x 600 Qty 4
600 x 290 Qty 4
290 x 290 Qty 4

1 x sample

900 x 600 Qty 16
600 x 600 Qty 16
600 x 290 Qty 18
290 x 290 Qty 14

Pieces Description Paving Slabs Paving Slabs Paving Slabs Paving Slabs Paving Slabs sample Paving Slabs
Flexural Strength (MPa) 34.8 34.8 34.8 34.8 34.8 34.8
Frost Resistance (MPa) 32.8 32.8 32.8 32.8 32.8 32.8
Compressive Strength (kg/cm²) 565.4 565.4 565.4 565.4 565.4 565.4
Skid/Slip Resistance - Dry 74 74 74 74 74 74
Skid/Slip Resistance - Wet 60 60 60 60 60 60
Durability/Abrasion Resistance (mm) 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2
Water Absorption (%) 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2

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