Pennsylvania and New York bluestone is an extremely popular paving material used in landscaping, and has been for many decades. Bluestone paving is consistently featured in architectural and home magazines, due to it's earth tone colors, and durability in any climate. The key to purchasing bluestone for landscaping, is understanding the many different finishes and patterns available which are outlined below.
Thermal Bluestone Pavers
The two 'typical' bluestone finishes are:
Thermal / Flamed
The saw shops will actually take a blow torch to the stone, causing a slight dimpling and consistent top.
This type of stone is split by hand, the top of the stone has a natural feel.
Bluestone is typically referred to as either 'Dimensional Stone' or 'Irregular Stone'.
The two 'main' colors mentioned for Pennsylvania Bluestone paving are 'Full Color' and 'Select Blue.' The color variations will be determined by the quarry or saw shop that the stone is pulled from. As stone is a natural element, these color ways can change on a daily basis.