Bamstone Bluestone Sawn Tiles & Pavers

Bamstone Bluestone Sawn Tiles & Pavers

Bamstone bluestone pavers and tiles have a sawn finish ideal for exterior floors and walls. The sawn surface is smooth yet non-slip and features vesicles or cats paws on up to 30% of the face side.

This beautiful, high quality Bluestone has a sawn finish ideal for exterior floors and walls. The sawn surface is smooth yet non-slip and features vesicles or cats paws on up to 30% of the face side. Bluestone is very strong and dense, so it and can be used on driveways or high traffic areas with minimal maintenance.

This Bluestone does not need to be sealed, but it can be if you would like to make it easier to clean. Unlike some imported products, Australian Bluestone is more stable so pre-sealing is not necessary either.

Our Bluestone is processed to order, so almost any size is available.

  • Available thicknesses: 15mm to 100mm
  • Available dimensions: 100 x 100mm up to 1200 x 600mm
  • Slip resistance on the sawn surface is P5
  • Water Absorption is 1.4%
  • Compressive Strength 126MPa
  • Flexural Strength 15.3MPa

Lead time on this Bluestone can vary depending on demand, but is usually 6-8 weeks.

Bamstone Bluestone is quarried and processed in the beautiful town of Port Fairy on the Victorian South West Coast.

Victorian Bluestone originates from a series of volcanoes that erupted over a 5-6 million year period. The last of which occurred around 7200 years ago. The Western Victorian basalt plains are the third largest volcanic plains in the world and covers around 10% of Victoria.

Bluestone frequently asked questions

What is Bluestone?

  • Bamstone Bluestone is Basalt, which is an extruded igneous stone. In other words, it is cooled lava from a volcanic eruption.

Why does Bluestone have holes in it?

  • The holes that form in some bluestone are called vesicles. These are formed naturally when the lava is depressurised during the eruption.  Vesicles are sometimes called “cats paws”.

Are vesicles a weakness in the stone?

  • No, vesicles are actually as hard if not harder than the surrounding stone.

Can Bluestone be used as a driveway?

  • Yes, in thicknesses of 30mm or more, bluestone can be a great stone for driveways.

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