The Many Benefits Of Using Bluestone

Bluestone is a beautiful, sturdy and long-lasting material which has been used for centuries to build, pave and landscape- widely used in the industry for uses such as patios, pool skirtings, driveways and garden paths, even the facades of colonial or Victorian buildings. Bluestone provides a lived-in, quaint but strong aesthetic to your home and is as stunning as it is versatile!

So, for this month’s blog, let’s go through some of the biggest benefits of using Bluestone, as well as some of the best types of bluestone on the market!

  • Durability:- Durability is surely the first requirement on your list. That’s why Bluestone must be your pick. Its dense composition and hardness make it the most durable stone. It can bear extreme weather conditions. Bluestone’s texture adds to its toughness.
  • Safety:- It can be used around the pool due to its non-slippery finish. That’s why it is quite safe to apply it in areas where the surface is more likely to be wet and slippery. Bluestone naturally rough texture not only makes it safe to be used around pool areas but also long-lasting.
  • Easy Installation:- It is very easy to install Bluestone. It is also the flattest of all natural stones, that’s why it is also known as ‘Slate’.
  • Availability in various dimensions:- Bluestone is available in different dimensions and thickness. That’s why it can be used in residential as well as commercial construction work.
  • Wide Range of Colours:- There is a wide range of colours available in the market. You will find colours ranging from blue and grey to yellow, green and even purple. It allows you to pick the colour of your choice according to the colour and design of your house or office.
  • Aesthetic appearance:- Bluestone is known for adding luxurious and aesthetic appeal to your house which makes it unique and popular in the construction industry.
  • Cost effective:- Last but not the least, it has so many advantages and applications, it is cost effective.



Kanmantoo Bluestone

As one of the few authentic bluestone products still available, Kanmantoo bluestone is a natural stone that is extracted from the Adelaide Hills’ Kanmantoo Stone Quarry. Australian Slate And Stone is the only Victorian agent for this uniquely durable product.

The quarry has a rich history and is renowned in the region for producing beautiful, long-lasting stone products that have been used in many of the area’s buildings, both old and new, many of which have been standing strong for hundreds of years.

This natural stone is a durable product that can last for many years while showing little to no signs of aging or wear and tear.

Kanmantoo bluestone can create a sense of style and warmth in any setting and can be used as a decorative accent on house fascia’s, or in commercial settings. This stone can also be used to add a homely feel to any interior.

At Australian Slate & Stone, our Kanmantoo bluestone products are of unparalleled quality and provide a dependable, rugged beauty that can only be achieved with the finest natural Kanmantoo bluestone.

The Benefits of Kanmantoo Bluestone

  • Superior strength and durability
  • Unparalleled natural beauty
  • Is guaranteed to stand the test of time
  • Can be manufactured into a range of different shapes and sizes
  • Requires very little maintenance
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use in either residential or commercial settings

For a striking feature for in or around your home, contact Australian Slate & Stone to learn more about our premium Kanmantoo bluestone products.



A few things to remember…

Bluestone is a fantastic material to be used in any type of construction, yet there are few things that need to be kept in mind while installing it.

Bluestone is porous which enables it to bear and hold water for a long time; however, if not sealed the appearance will be affected. Sealing the bluestone will prevent it from getting damaged in heavy foot traffic areas, scratches, stains, dirt etc. It is very important to be careful with this while you lay bluestone.

Make sure that all stains have been removed before it is sealed. Since natural stones do not have a shiny surface, sealer will add shine to it.