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Pietra Bedonia, is one of Stone Source's most celebrated feldspathic sandstones. The material features depth, movement, subtle tonal variation and a hint of luster. It has been used in Italian architecture for centuries. With quartz as its most common substance (25.8%), Pietra Bedonia has a medium abrasion resistance rating. It is also siliceous making it an ideal material for kitchen countertops or exterior applications where acid etching may occur.
Geology of Sandstone
A clastic sedimentary stone, comprised mainly of silica.
All sandstones have high absorption ratings and medium abrasion resistance ratings; it will stain when exposed to oil and highly-pigmented liquids. Due to its absorbency and mineral make-up, sandstone has a tendency to warp during installation.
Care + Maintenance Tips
- Always seal sandstone prior to grouting or use.
- Always check the absorption rating.
- Always use a grout that is similar in color to the stone to avoid a picture-frame effect.
- To reduce the appearance of staining, always wipe up spills immediately. Oil and highly-pigmented liquids can penetrate and stain the stone and may need poultice to remove the stain.
- To prevent warpage, use a rapid setting adhesive such as GraniRapid from Mapei or similar.