Bluestone pavers are a popular choice in the building industry amongst homeowners and builders alike. Their naturally beautiful grey-blue hues, versatility and durability, give any outdoor paving project and property a modern and contemporary look that leaves an impression on anyone who experiences them.
Bluestone is a dark, fine-grained volcanic rock that sometimes has visual columns throughout it. This basalt stone is composed of plagioclase, pyroxene and olivine minerals and like all volcanic rocks, bluestone pavers are formed over millions of years from hardening lava. This makes the stone incredibly dense and strong.
Bluestone pavers are available in natural dark blue, grey and charcoal hues. Due to their cool colours, and minimum colour variance, bluestone pavers can add a contemporary feel to outdoor areas without detracting from the lusciousness of garden environments. This makes them ideal for garden paths, driveways, patios and for use as stepping stones.
Whether you’re starting a DIY home project or hiring a professional to pave your garden, you’ll be glad to know that bluestone pavers are easy and cost-effective to lay. This basically makes them a no-brainer choice if you’re looking for contemporary, affordable, hassle-free paving.
Given its stone structure, bluestone pavers can withstand heavy pressure and harsh weather. As a durable and salt-resistance stone, with an added flamed non-slip surface as a finish, bluestone is an ideal choice for wet spaces like pool coping and general poolside surroundings. However, since it is a volcanic stone, it can get quite hot when exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time making the stone really hot underfoot.
Bluestone is available in three finishes: sawn, sawn and honed and flamed. Each finish is practical for different purposes. If you need some guidance with this, it’s best to speak to a supplier and an expert for the best recommendation.
As with all life investments, quality materials will help you in the long run. Poor quality bluestone pavers are prone to ‘curling’, or else known as, ‘cupping’. This is when the outer edges of the paver lift before the mortar or adhesive have fully set, creating a hollow effect. Stone density affects curling and cupping. As such, we strongly recommend investing in thicker bluestone pavers to avoid this problem.
If you love how bluestone pavers will look in your garden, courtyard or entertainment area, you can also combine them with our bluestone cobblestones and even install them indoors. At Armstone we also supply bluestone tiles for your internal flooring. This combination of bluestone through your home will really get people talking.
When you choose to invest in natural bluestone pavers at Armstone, you are investing in the finest quality products that money can buy. We are super stringent on sourcing only the best materials from suppliers all around the world. Our bluestone pavers are available in a variety of sizes, colours and textures to suit your needs.
Browse our collection on this page or visit us at our showroom in Glebe. We are always happy to discuss our products and tailor a solution that is unique to your design and needs.
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What are bluestone pavers?
Bluestone pavers are made of an extremely dense, volcanic stone that formed under the Earth’s surface over millions of years. They’re a natural stone paver and their durable composition makes them capable of bearing the weight of high traffic areas and maintaining its integrity in harsh, outdoor climates.
Why bluestone pavers?
Due to their density and durability, bluestone pavers are ideal for both residential and commercial properties. One of their biggest advantages is that they are highly customisable. You can choose bluestone pavers in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from crazy paving stepping stones to more traditional rectangular shapes for pool surrounds and even pool coping.
How to cut bluestone pavers?
Bluestone pavers can be cut with a diamond blade. We strongly recommend wearing a protective mask to protect your lungs from inhaling the dust when cutting your bluestone pavers. If you want a more manageable solution, we recommend using a blade with a built in watering system for dust suppression.
How to clean bluestone pavers?
Bluestone pavers can be cleaned with simple dish soap. The only requirement is that you use cleaning products as close to pH neutral as you can find. At all costs, avoid using acidic cleaners on bluestone pavers. The best way to clean bluestone pavers is first using a soft cloth to wipe any dust and dirt from the surface and then applying the cleaning solution as required.
How much are bluestone pavers?
The price of bluestone pavers depends on a few factors like the cut of the stone, the symmetry of the shapes and the dimensions of the area where you will install it. If you need any help with this, contact us online or visit our Sydney showroom in Glebe for an obligation free, complimentary quotation.