If you recently installed a pool or are simply looking to resurface your outdoor patio, you have probably considered using Pennsylvania bluestone. But what makes this type of flagstone so special? Pennsylvania bluestone has properties that are unique to the region that it is mined from, as no other soil has the rich composition of minerals that form the beautiful colors and texture associated with this stone.
Read on to learn more about the advantages of using bluestone in your next project.
Texture and Colors
Pennsylvania bluestone actually comes in various colorways, from the iconic silvery blue to brown, tan, rust, green, and even lilac. You can find any color to match the decor or style you are looking to create. Although color may differ, bluestone is renowned for its soft and durable surface texture. If you are interested in having a comfortable surface to sunbathe on, or one that is relatively slip resistant, bluestone is great choice!
What Patterns Can You Choose From?
Bluestone traditionally comes in two patterns: an ashlar pattern (also known as a random rectangular pattern) that uses general shapes (squares, rectangles, etc.) and a fieldstone pattern (also known as an irregular pattern) that uses irregular shapes to mimic a more natural random pattern. Both patterns offer different stylistic benefits for whatever your unique taste is!
One of the best things about bluestone is its low level of needed maintenance. It doesn’t require a sealer and can be cleaned with a neutral stone cleaning product from Henry Tile. For long-term maintenance, you can powerwash bluestone, albeit on a low pressure setting so as to not leave swirl marks on the stone.
Adding a New Look to Your Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
Pennsylvania bluestone is a versatile stone that can fit a multitude of spaces. Whether your taste is more modern or traditional, our team of expert craftsman can bring your vision for your project to life. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions!