Bluestone – more commonly known as Basalt – is just like you and me; it comes in many different shapes, sizes and colours. As Bluestone is such a popular product for residential and commercial projects we’ve put together some information about these natural pavers. This should help you take a step in the right direction when choosing quality Bluestone pavers for your project.
When it comes to landscaping and paving Bluestone is a popular choice due to its versatility, durability and unique natural charm. It is considered one of the hardest wearing natural materials, making it an ideal choice for any outdoor area. As a natural product Bluestone comes in a range of different colours, tones and textures – the colour of Bluestone is determined by where in the world it is quarried and even the depth at which it was extracted can play a part.
Here are some benefits in using Bluestone for your next paving project;
- Available in numerous shapes, sizes, colours and textures
- Slip resistant around pools and wet areas
- Cost effective and affordable
- Easy to work with
- Extremely durable in both hot and cold weather conditions
- Strong and colour fast
Due to these benefits, Bluestone is the perfect choice for many applications, including walkways, driveways, garden paths, patios, stepping stones, pool coping and so much more.
While Bluestone is a great product it’s important to remember that not all stone is the same. There are companies who offer Bluestone at very cheap prices and, more often than not, these pavers are far from good quality. Many suppliers don’t even know where their products come from, let alone what quality they are.
We’ve put together a list of questions you should ask your supplier;
- Where does the stone come from?
- Have they visited the quarry and the factory?
- What is their quality control process?
- Is it fit for your purpose?
The more you know about your supplier and where the stone is coming from the more likely you are to make the right investment. At Granite Works, we’re always available to help and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. When it comes to Bluestone you can trust that we’ll help you pave the way to a beautiful project.