Sands are sourced and processed in many ways, dependant on the use required. Whether it is in the construction industry as a Bricklaying sand or a triple washed fine white sand that tilers use, which is also the sand to place in children’s sand pits, there is a specific type for each application.
FINE WHITE WASHED
A very fine particle white sand. It has quite a number of uses. Due to being washed three times to rinse out all impurities it is most suitable as a sand pit sand for children. Can also be used for tiling, rendering or plastering, placement under pavers and to sweep into gaps once pavers have been laid.
BRICK SAND / WHITE
The obvious use is as a bricklaying medium when mixed with cement. Common mix ratio is 5 or 6 parts sand to 1 part cement and 1 part Lime. White brick sand is used where a light coloured mortar is desired. The choice of a grey or an off white cement will determine how light in colour the mortar is. Although referred to as white sand it is almost invariably an off white to grey colour that can alter from batch to batch. Mortar colour can be changed with the addition of a coloured oxide. Is also used as a base under above ground Pool liners.
BRICK SAND / ORANGE – RED - YELLOW
The obvious use is as a bricklaying medium when mixed with cement. Common mix ratio is 5 or 6 parts sand to 1 part cement and 1 part Lime. Orange brick sand is used where a darker mortar is desired. Mortar colour can be changed with the addition of a coloured oxide. It is also used as a base under the liner of above ground pools.