Jodhpur Sand Stone
Jodhpur sandstone know commanly as Chhittar is in many ways superior to other sandstones from other parts of India and as well as globe Beside its inherent asesthetic appeal and attractiv appearances, its has more unique qualities like it is least affected by air, sunshine, rain and extreme weather conditions.This stone further do not require surface treatment due to high silica content and work almost like granite when used in cladding.
For thousands of years, sandstone from Jodhpur has been quarried and used in construction. It can be seen in form of archeological momuments strewn all around Jodhpur. the cenotaphs, architectural ruins.
Large scale quarrying done in 14 century in making of most maginificient fort of India, Mehrangarh Fort.
Properties of Sandstone:
Jodhpur sandstone is resistant to acid, alkali, salinity and thermal variance, which makes it suitable for constructing buildings, landscaping, paving, cladding, cobbles etc.
Due to so much strenght and properties its highly suitable for multi storied buildings, swimming pools, religious places of worship, seashore buildings and wide applications in extreme climate.
Jodhpur sandstone varies in texture and is fine to medium and even coarse grained, massive hard and compact at places and porus sometimes.
It is available is pink, brownish and reddish shades with beautifull natural grains and looks.
Nowdays, Tiles, slabes , cubes, cobbles, landscpaing stone are regularly available with blocks for up scale commercial usage.
While handcrafted or carving stone like pillars, designed, Jali and wide beautifull momumental replicas are being made for exteriors and interiors.