Loess Plateau - A Unique China Origin Sandstone

Stone Introduction

Stone Concept

  • Loess Plateau in China

    Loess Plateau in China

Loess Plateau located in middle north of China is the world's largest loess (yellow earth) area which began to form since the Quaternary age.

The soil erosion of loess in the plateau is the main source of sediment in the Yellow River which goes through the plateau. The Yellow River is not only the most sandy river in the world, but it forms in the loess plateau region a unique geological appearance called 'a Loess Landform' which has thousands of ravines and ditches.

The Loess Plateau sandstone is quarried in the plateau. It brings us the simple and plain color tone that only the Loess Plateau has.


Quarry & Raw Stone

  • Raw stones of Loess Plateau sandstone

    Raw stones of Loess Plateau sandstone split and cut into slabs at the quarry

  • Raw stones of Loess Plateau sandstone

    Raw stones of Loess Plateau are cut and trimmed at the quarry.


Loess Plateau sandstone has a hard-wearing surface by splitting the stone block. This process is similar to that of a typical slate which has a riven/cleft surface upon split.

Loess Plateau is rich in color variation which is the major beauty of natural stone. It can be produced into series of walling and paving products. It's good for courtyards, villas, clubhouses, squares and other architectural decoration projects.


Stone Tile

Due to its rich colors, Loess Plateau tiles have a strong visual impact in any projects using this sandstone material.

Sawn Tile

Standard Size

The standard sawn tile we produce are sized at:

The major surface finish obtained is no doubt a natural cleft, riven finish.


  • Tiles cut-to-size 300x300x25mm

    Tiles cut-to-size 300x300x25mm

  • Tiles cut-to-size 300x300x25mm

    Tiles cut-to-size 300x300x25mm

  • Tiles cut-to-size 600x450x25mm

    Tiles cut-to-size 600x450x25mm

  • Tiles cut in different sizes and arranged in a specified patternn

    Tiles cut in different sizes and arranged in a specified pattern

  • Tiles cut in different sizes and arranged in a specified patternn

    Tiles cut in different sizes and arranged in a specified pattern

  • Tiles cut in different sizes and arranged in a specified patternn

    Tiles cut in different sizes and arranged in a specified pattern

  • Tiles cut in different sizes for specified wall cladding

    Tiles cut in different sizes for specified wall cladding

  • Tiles cut in varied lengths and heights combined for a diversed look

    Tiles cut in varied lengths and heights combined for a diverse look

  • A stone tile application for paving

    A stone tile application for paving

  • A stone tiles application for wall cladding

    A stone tiles application for wall cladding


Tumbled Tile

The most common method of 'tumbling process' is to cut the stone to the same size and place them into a rubber drum / barrel along with abrasive grit (rocks, sand etc.) and water. The tiles are literally tumbled over and over while the sand, rocks and water wear down their edges and soften their finish. Tumbled tiles not only have slightly rounded edges and corners but also a smooth and worn look.

  • Tumbled tiles cut-to-size and arranged in a specified pattern

    Tumbled tiles cut-to-size and arranged in a specified pattern

  • Tumbled tiles cut-to-size and arranged in a specified pattern

    Tumbled tiles cut-to-size and arranged in a specified pattern

  • Tumbled tiles cut-to-size and arranged in a specified pattern, zoom in

    Tumbled tiles cut-to-size and arranged in a specified pattern, zoom in


Brick Tile

We have been trying to cut Loess Plateau sandstone into brick size tile to intimate antiqued style bricks. Such stone application here looks tremendously impressive.

  • Brick tile

    Brick tiles

  • A brick tile application

    A brick tile application


Stone Cladding & Flagstone

Stone Panel

  • Loess Plateau sandstone panel with tumbled finish

    Loess Plateau sandstone panel with tumbled finish

  • Loess Plateau sandstone panel

    Loess Plateau sandstone panel with straight cut finish

  • Loess Plateau sandstone panel

    Loess Plateau sandstone panel with straight cut finish

  • A counter wall example using Loess Plateau sandstone panels

    A counter wall example using Loess Plateau sandstone panels


  • Stone panels with straight cut finish

    Stone panels with straight cut finish

  • Stone panels with straight cut finish

    Stone panels with straight cut finish


Strip Style Slip

Split Top Strip

  • Narrow wall cladding strips

    Narrow wall cladding strips


  • Narrow wall cladding strips

    Narrow wall cladding strips

  • An indoor example using narrow wall cladding strips

    An indoor example using narrow wall cladding strips

  • An exteior narrow wall cladding strips application

    An exterior narrow wall cladding strips application

  • An exteior narrow wall cladding strips applications, zoom in

    An exterior narrow wall cladding strips application, zoom in


Ledge Style Strip

  • strip-style slips

    Loess Plateau strip-style slips

  • strip-style slips interspersed with flats

    Loess Plateau strip-style slips interspersed with flats

  • Zoom In strip-style slips

    Zoom In of Loess Plateau strip-style slips

  • strip-style slips and stone-itself-cut corner/quoin

    Loess Plateau strip-style slips and stone-itself-cut corner/quoin


Regular Flat/Slip + Corner/Quoin

Split Top Flat/Slip

Wall cladding flats (often dry stack) are normally supplied in random size of L(100-400) x W(50-200) x T(20-30)mm.

  • Regular flat slips

    Regular flat slips with broken edges

  • Regular flat slips

    Regular flat slips with broken edges

  • Zoom In of regular flat slips with broken edges

    Zoom In of regular flat slips with broken edges

  • Regular flat slips with with tumbled edges

    Regular flat slips with with tumbled edges

  • A local B&B building using Loess Plateau sandstone wall cladding

    A local B&B building using Loess Plateau sandstone wall cladding

  • A project of Loess Plateau sandstone flagging stone

    A project of Loess Plateau sandstone dry stack flats


Split Top Stone-itself-cut Corner / Quoin

  • Loess Plateau sandstone itself-cut corners / quoins

    Loess Plateau sandstone stone-itself-cut corners / quoins

  • Zoom In of Loess Plateau sandstone itself-cut corners / quoins

    Zoom In of Loess Plateau sandstone stone-itself-cut corners / quoins


  • A mock up we have done using stone flats and corners

    A mock up we have done using stone flats and corners


Irregular (random shape) Flat/Slip + Corner/Quoin

The following stone cladding are done in irregular shape and sizes. Both the flats (slips) and the corner pieces (quoin) have split top surfaces.

  • Loess Plateau irregular chopped stone slips

    Loess Plateau irregular chopped stone slips

  • Loess Plateau irregular chopped stone slips and stone-itself-cut corner (left)

    Loess Plateau irregular chopped stone slips and stone-itself-cut corner/quoin (left)

  • Loess Plateau irregular chopped stone slips and stone-itself-cut corner (left)

    Loess Plateau irregular stone-itself-cut corners / quoins

  • An application of Loess Plateau sandstone random shape stone slips and quoins

    An application of Loess Plateau sandstone random shape stone slips and quoins

  • Zoom In of Loess Plateau sandstone random shape stone slips application

    Zoom In of Loess Plateau sandstone random shape stone slips application


Flagstone

Natural stone flagging stone comes in irregular random shape and size, trimmed with snapped, chopped or sawn edges.

A specified size of D(150-450) x T20-30mm is recommended for this material in random stone either for paving or walling.

Snapped or chopped flagstone

  • An application of Loess Plateau sandstone flagging stone

    Loess Plateau sandstone flagging stone

  • Stacked Loess Plateau flagging stone

    Stacked Loess Plateau flag stone


Sawn Flagstone

These flagstones are smoothly curve-sawn to imitate as a pattern as a whale.

  • Loess Plateau sawn flagstone

    Loess Plateau sawn flagstone

  • Loess Plateau sawn flagstone

    Loess Plateau sawn flagstone