Sandstone is a type of rock compiled of very small (think grain of sand) sized quarts that have been fused together by pressure. Sandstone has a variety of uses but a common one is for the kitchen. Sandstone has a unique texture and appearance that is desired by many people. It is available in a number of earthy colors making it a desirable tile choice for those seeking a natural flooring look. It is also very low maintained and quite durable. The kitchen is a place where liquid spills are very common. It is also a very high traffic area making it a very "accident prone" area.