Bluestone is a unique multi-utility paving option, known for its rugged texture and unmatched visual appeal. This versatile stone is a result of volcanic rocks that have hardened over billions of years. Often called Basalt, the stylish natural stone is an ideal choice for driveways, patios and several other outdoor applications. Owing to the cool look it creates, it is often used around spas, swimming pools and showers.
Durable and dense, Bluestone pavers and tiles enhance the architectural brilliance of your surfaces and add a fresh look. Given its strength, historically it has been used as cobblestones and foundations of buildings. The stone is low maintenance and extremely durable. Many prominent structures in Australia have heavy usage of Bluestone in their overall constructions.
The exfoliated finish and rugged texture make Bluestone an exclusive flooring option for both new designs as well as renovation projects! Coping units are available in bullnose and square edge finishes ensuring that you get to try out innovative designs as well. Bluestone paving, cladding, pool copings and treads add a beautiful appearance to entryways, pool decks, indoor floors, walls and more. Bluestone crazy paving, floor tiles and driveways are currently a raging trend across Australia.
Stone Depot is the largest wholesale supplier of premium natural stones in Australia. We deliver across Australia including Sydney (NSW), Brisbane (QLD), Melbourne (VIC) and more. We believe there is one stone for every space and our stones help personalize that space for you. Our extensive range of pavers, tiles and walling is available in Bluestone, Granite, Travertine, Limestone and more.
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Bluestone is a volcanic stone that is rich in calcium carbonate particles of the sedimentary rock formed over millions of years. Due to its durability and dense characteristics, it is an ideal choice of material for landscaping.
2. What different thicknesses do Bluestone tile or paver come in?
Bluestone tile comes in 20 mm thickness, and Bluestone paver comes in 30 mm thickness.
3. What is the finish of the Bluestone tile or paver?
Bluestone comes in a honed finish, which means the stone on the surface has been ground and made smooth.
4. How strong are Bluestone pavers or tiles?
Tiles or pavers made of Bluestone are the best choices to be used on alfresco.
5. Would there be much colour variation in Bluestone?
No, there won’t be much colour variation in tiles and pavers made of Bluestone. It would be rather consistent.
6. What are cat’s paws in Bluestone pavers and tiles?
Cat’s paws in Bluestone pavers and tiles are the natural hole patterns that the stone gets due to volcanic heat and gas. These make Bluestone beautiful and highly desirable to our clients.
7. Are cat’s paws a fault in Bluestone pavers and tiles?
No, the cat’s paws are no fault in Bluestone. They are natural pit patterns that are formed due to volcanic heat and gas during their formation. They give a unique look to the tile or pavers.
8. Do treads or steps come in Bluestone?
Yes, we have treads or steps available in Bluestone.
9. What are the standard sizes available in Bluestone pavers or tiles?
We have different sizes available in Bluestone tiles and pavers. The standard size is 600x400mm. However, we also make them available in 800×400 mm and 1210×350 mm.
10. Being a natural stone will Bluestone have high colour variation?
Even though Bluestone is a natural stone, it would have a consistent colour variation. This characteristic of Bluestone has made it an ideal choice for people who want a natural stone but with less colour variation.
11. Is pool coping available in Bluestone?
Bluestone has gained a lot of popularity in recent times for around-the-pool projects, and why not? The dense stone with amazing hues in blue elevates the look of the pool to the next level. We supply pool copings in Bluestone.
12. What edge do Bluestone tiles and pavers come in?
Bluestone generally comes in the sawn finish. The sharp look of the stone makes it a perfect choice for any landscaping project need.
13. What is the life expectancy of Bluestone tiles or pavers?
Bluestone tiles or pavers would last long if properly installed and sealed during installation. Resealing the stone every 2-3 years will keep it intact for at least 25-40 years.
14. Are there different grades available in Bluestone?
All the natural stones come in different grades, starting from commercial and standard to premium. We only keep and supply premium quality Bluestone tiles and pavers in the market.
15. Whether the dropface/dropedge that we supply is a joint piece or a single piece?
In the market, suppliers generally supply a joint drop face/drop edge which is not advised for use around the pool. Stone Depot offers drop face/drop edge in a single cut piece. Our drop face retains the durability and strength that Bluestone offers as a stone.
16. Does Bluestone come in cobblestones as well?
Bluestone is a durable natural stone and is also ideal for use as cobblestones. We can arrange Bluestone cobbles on an order basis. We would only request you to provide us with sufficient lead time to arrange it.
17. Is Bluestone better than Granite?
Both the stones are known for their durability and strength. However, Bluestone is more porous and might require more cleaning than Granite.
18. Why is Bluestone so popular?
Bluestone is durable, long-lasting, and extremely versatile natural stone. Bluestone tiles and pavers are a perfect blend of unique textures and earthy colours. They are cost-effective and add a natural aesthetic look to your property.
19. Will Bluestone absorb water?
Bluestone is porous and absorbs water if left untreated. It might get stained as well. The best way to prevent stains and moisture penetration is to seal it. Like all natural stones, Bluestone should be sealed to block its porosity.
20. Are Bluestone pavers durable?
Bluestone is undoubtedly one of the most durable natural stones. Properly installed and sealed pavers last decades.
21. What is the average cost of Bluestone Pavers and Tiles?
The cost of Bluestone pavers and tiles depends on their quality, size, type of finish, and availability. Don't forget to add the installation and maintenance costs. As a wholesale supplier, we offer Bluestone pavers and tiles at the best market price. Better quality commands a higher price. However, it is cost-effective when you order in bulk or wholesale quantities. To enquire about the cost or to know more about Bluestone, contact us on 1300 830 274 or write to us at [email protected]
22. How does Stonedepot maintain the quality of the Bluestone?
We buy Bluestone tiles or pavers directly from the quarry owners. It's been years of purchasing the stone from them. We only source premium quality Bluestone and supply the same in the market.
23. What is the average life of Bluestone driveways?
When installed properly and sealed for protection, you can expect your Bluestone driveways to last decades. Make sure you maintain it well and seal it from time to time.
24. How long can Bluestone crazy paving last?
Bluestone crazy paving is at least 30mm thick stones known for their resilience and durability. Depending on where they are installed, and the exposure to weather extremities or traffic, Bluestone crazy paving can sustain long. They survive for a minimum of 20 years, depending on how you maintain them.
25. Are Bluestone outdoor pavers more resilient than Granite?
Granite is the hardest stone on the planet, that has no match to other natural stones used in the construction industry. Though not as hard as Granite, Bluestone outdoor pavers are durable enough to resist foot traffic and weather extremities. The latter’s toughness makes it suitable for high traffic areas.
26. Will Bluestone outdoor pavers in walkways fade away in direct sun?
Any natural stone exposed to direct sunlight over a prolonged period is susceptible to fading. However, walkways made of Bluestone outdoor pavers do not fade that easily from sun exposure. Though there might be little fading over time, you can prevent that by sealing the pavers.
27. Do you have Bluestone cobblestones?
We can arrange Bluestone cobblestones for special projects. We need sufficient time to source the cobblestones and deliver them to you.
28. Is Bluestone stepping stones okay for walkways or puddled gardens?
If you want to create a stunning and functional path in puddled or muddy spaces, go for Bluestone stepping stones. Stone Depot supplies Bluestone stepping stones that are sturdy and endure daily foot traffic with ease. They create a natural walking trail while complementing the surrounding.
29. Are Bluestone pool tiles durable?
Bluestone pool tiles are durable enough to endure medium to heavy traffic and weather extremes. If properly installed and maintained from time to time, they can last decades.
30. Will Bluestone outdoor tiles break under heavy loads?
Bluestone is used in outdoor applications due to its durability and robustness. Bluestone stepping stones or pavers are installed outdoors to endure heavy traffic or loads. It takes extremely heavy objects striking hard on Bluestone outdoor tiles to break them which otherwise stand up to regular traffic and wear & tear.
31. Can Bluestone be used in indoor projects?
Yes, Bluestone can have many indoor applications. It can be used for doing fireplaces, steps, indoor flooring etc.
32. Are Bluestone tiles or pavers suitable for doing pool projects?
Bluestone is known as a durable stone. Bluestone tiles or pavers are an excellent choice for doing pool projects because they offer a good grip. We recommend sealing the stone to before installing it.
33. Is there a pool coping available in Bluestone?
We keep and supply drop face or drop edge as a pool coping in Bluestone, which generally is in demand. Should you need a bullnose, we can also arrange the same for you.
34. Can I use Bluestone tile or paver on driveways?
Bluestone is a highly durable and dense stone. It is highly recommended for use on driveways.
35. Are Bluestone tiles or pavers suitable for alfresco?
Tiles or pavers made of Bluestone are the best choices to be used on alfresco.
36. If I want to do a patio, will Bluestone be the right choice?
Bluestone tiles or pavers look great on a patio. We recommend pre-sealing them before installation to elongate their life and make them more durable.
37. Where can I use Bluestone pavers?
Bluestone pavers are suitable for pool surrounds, patios, alfresco, walkways, driveways, and other high-traffic areas.
38. Can I use Bluestone tiles and pavers in outdoor areas?
Yes, Bluestone is a strong material. Bluestone tiles and pavers are a great product choice for outdoor areas.
39. Can Bluestone be used as wall cladding?
Bluestone is a versatile product and has many applications, including wall cladding. You can use it for your walls and give them a fresh and beautiful look.
40. Can Bluestone be used as cobblestones?
Yes, we can arrange cobblestones in Bluestone. We would only request you to provide us with sufficient lead time to source it.
41. Can Bluestone pavers be laid on sand directly?
Yes, Bluestone pavers can be laid on sand directly. We recommend first putting it on a concrete bed to elongate the life of the stone. However, if you decide to put it on the sand, level up the sand and seal the stone.
42. Are Bluestone tiles or pavers suitable for residential and commercial projects?
Bluestone is suitable for both types of projects, whether residential or commercial. It is a beautiful stone with hues of blues that could elevate any project space to the next level.
43. Is Bluestone crazy paving suitable for the patio?
Bluestone crazy paving is perfect for patio and other outdoor spaces. They not only offer beautiful aesthetics but also create dependable surfaces that sustain for long.
44. Can I use Bluestone outdoor tiles in driveways?
Driveway pavers should be thick enough to endure vehicle load and heavy traffic. This is why the ideal thickness of the stones is 30 mm or more. Our tiles measure 20 mm in thickness which may not be suitable for paving driveways. Use Bluestone outdoor pavers instead of Bluestone outdoor tiles in driveways.
45. Will Bluestone cladding sustain in shower place?
Bluestone cladding can be conveniently used in shower places if they are sealed. They offer a cool blue touch to the shower place while protecting the underlying wall from water or moisture damage. With timely maintenance and care, Bluestone cladding sustains well in shower places.
46. How do I protect Bluestone pool pavers from the effects of chlorine or bleach in pool water?
The first and foremost step in protecting your Bluestone pool pavers is to apply a good sealant. Chemically laden pool water does have a damaging effect on natural stones. Hence, they are protected by sealing. You might also go for periodic sealing or after you’ve repaired your Bluestone pool pavers.
47. Do we need to seal Bluestone tiles or pavers and could it get stained?
Although Bluestone doesn’t require sealing, we recommend sealing it before installation to retain the natural look.
48. Does Bluestone stain?
Since Bluestone is a natural stone with porosity, there would always be high chances of getting water or liquid stains over it. We highly recommend sealing Bluestone and resealing it every 2-3 years.
49. How many coats of sealant is recommended over Bluestone tiles?
We recommend at least two coats of sealant over Bluestone tiles or pavers. The sealing process would make the stone retain its natural look. It would also increase the life of the stone.
50. What to do for the cats paws?
Cat’s paws in Bluestone tiles and pavers are the natural hole patterns that the stone gets due to volcanic heat and gas. They add a natural and aesthetic appeal to the space. The cat's paws need no treatment as they make the project look beautiful.
51. How often to reseal the Bluestone tiles or Bluestone pavers?
We would recommend resealing the Bluestone tiles or pavers every 2 years with a high quality sealant.
52. How to clean Bluestone tiles or pavers?
The best way is to clean the stone with warm water and a mild soap solution. Once the cleaning is done, dry the area immediately so that the excess solution doesn't leave any stain.
53. How to maintain Bluestone pool deck?
The chlorine-rich water of the pool can damage the Bluestone pool deck. The best way to maintain is to use a high-quality sealant for protecting the Bluestone tiles or pavers. Also, clean the surface every 2-3 months with warm water and mild soap solution to remove any dirt and debris.
54. Can we use detergent to clean Bluestone tiles or Blusestone pavers?
No, detergent is not recommended to clean the Bluestone tiles or pavers. It could leave stains on the surface and can also weaken the sealer's bond.
55. Is Bluestone difficult to maintain?
You just need to keep some things in mind, like not using any acidic cleaning product, since being a natural stone, it can get damaged by it.
56. Can you pressure wash Bluestone pavers?
Yes, Bluestone pavers can be cleaned with high-pressure water. This would help you to remove the dirt or debris accumulated on the surface.
57. Can you use vinegar on Bluestone tiles or pavers?
We would not recommend using vinegar to clean the stains on the surface. There are stain cleaners available in the market, and we would recommend connecting with an expert in cleaning to do the job for you.
58. Can Bluestone be polished?
Yes, Bluestone used indoors can be polished. There is an increasing demand for polished Bluestone for indoor usage.
59. What are the best ways to maintain Bluestone driveways?
Like all natural stones, Bluestone is porous and needs equivalent care and maintenance. The first step is to ensure you have sealed your Bluestone driveway pavers. Regular cleaning will help keep dust or debris away. You can power wash once a month or if the driveway gets stained.
60. Does Bluestone crazy paving also need sealing?
Bluestone crazy paving stones are naturally porous and prone to damage from dust, stains, or moisture. We highly recommend sealing them to block their porosity and protect them from damage. Sealing Bluestone crazy paving will help preserve them better and extend their life.
61. Is there special care required for Bluestone floor tiles indoors?
Bluestone floor tiles are resilient and long-lasting. Once you seal them, they are protected for a long period. Even when installed indoors, they need the same kind of care as other natural stones. Proper installation, timely sealing, cleaning stains immediately, and using pH-neutral cleaners are some of the common points of care to keep in mind.
62. Can I use bleach to clean stains from Bluestone floor tiles?
Usually, warm soapy water is enough to clean Bluestone floor tiles. In case of harsh stains, just use half a cup of chlorine bleach in about 4 liters of water. Bleach is a harsh chemical and it's better to avoid it as much as possible. Make sure you dilute it well before using it on Bluestone floor tiles.
63. Do Bluestone pool tiles need to be sealed?
Yes, they do. Bluestone pool tiles are porous and prone to damage by a lot of natural factors. Sealing will help to prevent the damage and preserve their shape, form, and colour over a long period.
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