Agra red Sandstone : An Introduction
Popularly known as Dholpur Red Sandstone, Agra Red sandstone is red in color, which is due to the existence of iron oxides near the bedding locations. Since the quarries of this sandstone enjoy proximity to the city of Agra, it is therefore called as Agra Red.
This sandstone hasn’t shown any weathering effects since ages as suggested by the present condition of famous historic monuments and temples, including Agra Fort and Delhi’s Red Fort, wherein Agra sandstone was profusely used in the construction. Soft and smooth in texture, this sandstone can be easily cut and carved for a variety of construction purposes.
Its impressive properties, such as toughness, durability, and resistance towards environmental weathering, abrasion resistance, acid and alkali along with its widespread availability, make this sandstone a popular material for building construction, and making decorative structures and artifacts. Agra Red’s currently finds huge applications in roofing, paving, flooring, paneling projects as well in the construction of beams, doors, pillars and window sills.
Regatta Universal Exports, a leading Indian manufacturer and exporter of Agra Red sandstone, offers this highly responsive sandstone in finishes like rubbed, polished, sandblasted and honed. In the form of slabs, blocks or tiles, Regatta also offers its customers the option to customize the size and thickness of this sandstone.