My review of the Camel Dust Indian sandstone paving


Like the Raj Green, the Camel Dust sandstone paving is one of the most colourful natural stone on the market with tones of green, greys, pinks and buff making it a perfect addition to any garden no matter your decor.

I’ll be honest, we don’t lay these natural sandstone slabs as often as other natural stone options available on the market but I’ve actually no idea why, afterall they look lovely! I see this as a good thing though – To have a truly colourful patio yet unique to most gardens.

They are hand split to give a natural riven surface with each Camel Dust paving slab having its own unique shade of colour, pattern and surface. They can also be purchased as standard with natural rough edges or you can opt for the option to have sawn edges, in which case I would recommend using 10mm spacers. An antiqued tumble option is also available when purchasing these Camel Dust Indian Sandstone paving packs but these ofcourse will be harder to lay.

If you want thick, strong paving slabs that are easier to lay then why not go for the 22mm calibrated option? This means that they will all be the same depth (or there abouts at least). The standard patio packs are fine but you will get a lot of thinner paving slabs starting from just 18mm with the depths of each natural stone will vary.

Like most natural patio packs, the Camel Dust Indian sandstone is also available in a range of sizes. You can get the mixed size patio packs for the jigsaw affect (like the ones in my pictures) which include 4 different sizes. Large rectangles (900x600mm), large squares (600x600mm), small rectangles (290x600mm) and small squares (290x290mm). If you would prefer to have your Camel Dust paving as single size slabs then you can opt for the 900x600mm paving packs, 600x600mm squares or the smaller 600×900 rectangles.

Are the Camel Dust Indian sandstone good value for money?

If you shop around then you should be able to find the mixed size Camel Dust natural sandstone paving packs from around the £390 mark which covers approximately 18.5 squared meters. This works out to around £21 per squared meter which I think is amazing compared to alternative Indian sandstone on the market!

If you want the better quality (in my opinion at least) 22mm calibrated Camel Dust option then this will set you back an extra £30, bringing the price to around the £420 mark for an 18.5 squared meter mixed sized paving pack. For such a small price increase its worth going for the calibrated option!

What do I think about the appearance of the Camel Dust Indian sandstone paving?

The first thing I need to say is that each pallet you receive of the Camel Dust sandstone can vary in colours and shades quite alot so if your using more than one pallet for your garden then be sure to mix them up. If not you run the risk of having a patio that looks as though it has 2 different shades!

No matter the pack of Camel Dust you receive, from bright vibrant colours to having a darker shade of colours, they really do look fantastic. If I had to compare them to another natural sandstone then I would say they look similar to the Raj Green natural stone but the Camel Dust tend to have a little more mixture of colours to them. If it were me, I would choose the Camel Dust!

If your struggling to find the perfect patio to match your garden decor then I really believe that you can’t go wrong with the Camel Dust. With a range of colours, one of them have to match something…right? With other alternative sandstone like Kandla Grey, mint fossil or even limestone such as the Kota black, you really need to have a garden to match. But like the Raj Green, the Camel Dust looks fantastic and will go with anything!

My overall thoughts on the Camel Dust Indian Sandstone paving

What’s not to like? The Camel Dust sandstone paving is a unique, bright and full of colour natural stone that are great quality and looks fantastic in any garden! I would recommend these to anyone.

Not only does this natural stone look amazing but they come with a budget price tag compared to competitive manufacturers of paving slabs but without the budget quality you might expect from purchasing cheaper alternatives. Apart from receiving the odd broken slab here and there when opening a new pallet, we very rarely break a slab when laying it with a rubber mallet. Trust me when I say that I have layed poor quality patio slabs before and these Camel Dust paving slabs are not them! As with any natural Indian sandstone just try and get the 22mm calibrated ones if you can.

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