What is washed sand called?
Also known as 'grit sand' or 'concrete sand', washed sharp sand is more coarse and has larger particles than other construction sands such as builder's sand, which consists of finer grains.
Is building sand the same as washed sand?
What is the difference between sand and washed sand?
The 'washed' refers to the process by which clay, silt and dust are removed from the sand before it is left to drain. Washed sand refers to the process, so it can come in a range of grittiness and have a range of uses.
Which grade of sand is best for construction?
What is washed sand used for?
'Washed' refers to the process of removing clay, silt, dust and other unwanted particles from the sand. Once the excess materials have been removed, the sand is left to drain. Washed sand is ideal for rendering, mixing concrete and for making a less malleable mortar that is often used for and flagstones.