Types of Stone – Bluestone

Are you a home or business owner considering a new outdoor patio, landscaping steps, walkway or other outdoor stone feature? If yes, Sydney Stone Polishing is here to help. When it comes to stone landscaping features, there are an impressive array of material options available o choose from, but one material that stands out as a versatile and impressive aesthetic option is bluestone.

What is Bluestone?

Bluestone, is a natural, durable and versatile stone that can be used in a multitude of applications ranging from residential patios to commercial walkways and more. They are often a great choice due to their ability to withstand wear and tear as well as natural elements like rain, wind, ice, sunlight and more.

Bluestone Colour Variance

Due to this stone being a natural and “quarried” material, the overall colour of the stone will vary depending on the depth at which the stone was harvested from the earth, as well as the general location from which it was excavated.

Generally deeper stone results in an increasingly unique colour palate and natural design.

Benefits of Bluestone

Dense and Durable – long lasting investment that is capable of easily dealing with harsh weather conditions and changing seasons without loss of stability, aesthetics or functionality.

Safety – Bluestone’s rough texture provides a natural grip for any flooring application, reducing the chances of slips or falls on the premises.

Versatility – While most suited for outdoor applications, bluestone can be incorporated into a great many outdoor features such as:

  • Walkways and paths
  • Garden steps / stepping stones
  • Sidewalks
  • Patios
  • And more…

Appearance – This natural stone is visually unique and appealing, with natural random patterns and changing hues making it a perfect addition in virtually any area.

Maintaining and Sealing Bluestone

Bluestone is naturally porous, making them a great option for areas with heavy rainfall. However, over time they can lose their ability to absorb and may become damaged due to years of rainfall. As such it is generally recommended that you seal your bluestone for added visual depth, shine and protection that will last for years.

Sealers can protect blue stone from damage as a result of:

  • Heavy foot traffic
  • Saltwater or chlorine in areas by pools
  • Dirt and debris from surrounding areas
  • Stains from spills
  • Scratches and abrasion