Bluestone

Quintessentially Victorian, Bluestone has been a favourite paving stone since the 1850's. Timeless, hardwearing and low maintenance Yarrabee & Castlemaine Bluestone tiles and pavers make an aesthetically stylish and practical hardscaping choice for period and modern homes alike.

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Bluestone Pavers & Tiles

Yarrabee & Castlemaine Premium PR Bluestone is a versatile natural stone floor and paving material in elegant cool dark charcoal-grey hues suited to a wide variety of classic and contemporary indoor and outdoor applications. Dense and durable our natural Bluestone pavers are available in customisable shape, size, surface texture and format to create unique and stylish interior tiling, courtyards, garden paving & pathways, pool surrounds and driveways.

 

Bluestone Pavers

Bluestone Stepping Planks

Get creative with your landscape paving design with Yarrabee Bluestone plank pavers. These sturdy stone steppers are 30mm thick and available in pre-packed size blends or choose-your-own custom uniform or irregular planks for a distinctive garden walkway. Sawn finished for an excellent anti-slip rating, Bluestone stepping stones make a stylish alternative to continuous garden paths for areas requiring water drainage. Bluestone steppers contrast beautifully with lawns, native grasses or when infilled with pebbles or granitic sand or stone products.

Bluestone Planks

Bluestone Pool Coping

Natural Bluestone pool coping tiles and pavers make a sensible and popular choice for Melbourne pool owners. Yarrabee Bluestone pool coping, also known as pool edging pavers or pool surround tiles, is available in various styles, including bullnose, rebated or square edge. Bluestone pavers are perfect for outdoor use near the pool because, with a sawn finish, they provide one of the highest non-slip ratings of any outdoor paver while still feeling luxurious underfoot. Bluestone pool pavers are very hardwearing, help to retain heat, are anti-glare and naturally corrosion-resistant.

Bluestone Internal Flooring

Bluestone floor tiles are a tasteful and functional interior flooring choice. The understated natural blue-grey tones, beauty and texture of Bluestone tiles make them a sophisticated yet flexible interior design option for modern Melbourne homes. Bluestone internal flooring tiles are honed, giving them a smooth, polished-like hardwearing finish that hides scuffs and surface marks better than ceramic tiles. Bluestone is one of the few natural stones used as both an interior and exterior tile, allowing for seamless contemporary flooring and visual continuity between indoor and outdoor areas.

Bluestone Wall Cladding

The Melbourne Bluestone Aesthetic is a key design feature used by architects and interior designers throughout contemporary and heritage Victorian homes and gardens. The restrained beauty and classic sombre colour palette of natural Bluestone cladding make it a flawless choice for interior architectural feature walls. Bluestone wall tiles are great for wet areas such as the kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Exterior Bluestone cladding is easily clad over the top of existing brickwork, Besser blocks or Stoneboard to create stunning weather-resistant façades and striking garden hardscaping.

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Bluestone Driveway Pavers

Bluestone is an extremely sturdy and durable natural stone driveway paver option for Melbourne homeowners. Bluestone pavers provide excellent traction and can withstand high traffic and vehicle weight pressure on a daily basis without the risk of splitting or cracking. Bluestone driveways are long-lasting and easy to maintain; the naturally dark charcoal-grey colour of these driveway pavers hides tyre scuffs, oil marks and signs of general wear and tear. The versatility and sophistication of a Bluestone driveway offers increased curbside appeal over gravel, asphalt, or poured concrete.

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What is Bluestone?

 

Bluestone is the local Victorian name given to Basalt, a dark-coloured, fine-grained, igneous volcanic rock. As a natural stone material for architecture and hardscaping, Bluestone in Melbourne has been popular since the Gold Rush. Bluestone is very hardwearing and has a distinctive grey/blue colour palette and low iron pyrite content, allowing it to reliably retain its colour over a long period of time.

Is Yarrabee's PR Bluestone an Australian stone?

 

No, Yarrabee PR Premium Bluestone is an imported Chinese Bluestone product. While other Bluestone pavers suppliers may try to portray Chinese Bluestone as somehow inferior to the Australian or European varieties, the quality, cut, colour and porosity of the Bluestone products we import are equal to the best basalt in the world.

The cost of PR Premium Bluestone is also considerably less than Australian Bluestone, making it outstanding value for money and an excellent long term investment due to the durability of the stone.

Are Bluestone pavers slippery?

 

Unlike ceramic tiles or paving materials such as slate or concrete, Bluestone, due to its lightly sawn surface, is not slippery when wet.

Because of its very high non-slip rating, Bluestone is great for outdoor paving around ponds, pools, garden paths, courtyards and front porches. Indoors bluestone tiles are excellent for wet areas such as kitchen and dining room floors, bathroom and laundry floor and wall tiling.

Does Bluestone get hot in the sun?

 

Being a dark pigmented volcanic rock, Bluestone can get quite hot when exposed to uninterrupted intense direct sunlight over a long period. Due to our temperate oceanic climate, Bluestone pavers in Melbourne tend not to get so hot as to be unbearable underfoot. Many pool owners are attracted to the heat-absorbing properties of Bluestone for drying off after a cool dip in the pool. 

Is "cat's paw" in Bluestone a defect?

 

No, Cat's Paws aren't a defect or a sign of inferior material; they are inherent in any natural bluestone product. Bluestone Cat's Paws is the name given to the tiny random pits or holes on bluestone pavers. Cat's Paws occur naturally during the formation of basalt when the pressure of heat and gas from a volcanic eruption starts to cool, and trapped gas particles slowly move outward, leaving surface holes in the stone.

The inclusion of cat’s paws in Bluestone adds interest and character to the stone and can be enhanced, minimised or negated through the use of contrasting or colour matched grout.

Does Bluestone require sealing?

 

While it isn't essential to seal bluestone tiles and pavers, it is highly recommended. Like most natural stone flooring products, Bluestone is porous, so moisture left on the surface will absorb into the stone unless you wipe it up immediately.

Sealing your Bluestone tiles with a breathable impregnating sealer after they have been laid will provide long-lasting protection. By applying a recoat every five years to restore depth and shine, you will keep your floors looking as smart and stylish as the day they were installed.

Do you have Bluestone laid in the Yarrabee showroom?

 

Yes, to see our range of Bluestone tiles in Melbourne and our outdoor Bluestone planks on display we invite you to come visit our showroom. Our experienced team who can help you select the perfect stone for your project.

What areas do you service?

 

If you are looking for Bluestone Suppliers in Melbourne, Yarrabee provides affordable, top-quality Bluestone Pavers to Melbourne Metro and many areas of Victoria. We have supplied Bluestone products for commercial and residential projects across the state, including Mornington Peninsula, Torquay, Bellarine Peninsula, Sorrento, Portsea, Brighton, Hampton, Sandringham, Black Rock, Lysterfield, Geelong, Surf Coast, Bayside, Hawthorn, Camberwell, Berwick, Eltham, Beaconsfield, Glen Iris, Toorak, Malvern and Point Cook.

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