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Bluestone is a colloquial or convenience label to rocks with blue-gray shades of colors rather than a geological term. In Britain, once upon a time, all imported stones at Stonehenge were referring Bluestones. In the USA, sandstone from Pennsylvania and New York, and Limestone from the Shenandoah Valley are Bluestones. Basalt in Australia and New Zealand, Dolerites in Tasmania, Feldspathic sandstone in Canada, and sometimes Slate in South Australia are known as Bluestone among the end-users and contractors.

Stone industry classify Bluestone in three general categories, such as

  • Natural Cleft Bluestone: It is the most natural looking category of stones due to multiple irregularities. It comes with coarse surfaces with non-slip property and in a variety of colors, styles, patterns, sizes, and shapes. It is the least expensive and most cost-efficient option right from cutting, finishing, and installation processes.
  • Thermal Bluestone: It has a smooth and unnatural surface when cut after quarrying from the deep layer of earth. To re-texture it, heat treatment with hot flames to the wet stones is essential. Due to such thermal process, it refers to thermal bluestone in industry, and the process increases the overall cost of stones.
  • Irregular Bluestone: In other words, it is flagstone and comes with extreme irregularity in shapes, size, and thickness. Therefore, it appears the most natural and mainly used in outdoor applications. However, it is cheaper, but high installation cost nullifies its original cost.

Why Bluestone A Popular Choice for Outdoor Natural Stone Applications?

After getting basic information regarding bluestone, let’s come to the point that why bluestone pavers are the most popular choice for outdoor stone applications, such as patio, swimming pool, garden paths, entrance paths, driveway, garden stepping stones, exterior walls, compound walls, foundation siding, pergolas, fountain, water features, outdoor chimneys, fire features, and so many other outdoor uses.

Here, I am going to describe the ultimate benefits of bluestone applications for exterior construction projects.

Bluestone Pavers Give Distinct Aesthetics to Your Outdoor Spaces

Bluestone Pavers Give Distinct Aesthetics to Your Outdoor Spaces

Bluestone has a distinct look and texture. It quite differs from standard sandstone and limestone varieties. In our civilization, the most attractive stone formation found in Pennsylvania bluestone varieties, and we use it for outdoor application for centuries.

Blue or gray shades of stones match the contexts with water, sky, and daylight. Therefore, patios, pools, and paths look marvelous as well as in harmony with nature. You can make a selection of color shades for your bluestone kit besides blue and gray like green, warmer brown, and purple.

You can cut bluestone in regular square, rectangle, triangle shapes to random shapes according to your layout, patterns, and styles you have decided in your custom design.

 

Bluestone Pavers Bring Distinct Charms to Your Exterior Spaces

 Bluestone Pavers Bring Distinct Charms to Your Exterior Spaces

Polished and coated bluestone looks like blond hardwood planks and simulates laminated flooring. It gives a charming appearance despite its hard and cool surfaces.

 

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