Bluestone consists of limestone or sandstone that forms underwater. When wet or newly cut, it appears blue; however, it is available in other colors too. Bluestone is not as hard as granite, but is still durable and is fairly resistant to cracking.
Suggested Uses for Bluestone
Bluestone is great for landscaping and building applications, such as:
- Outdoor stepping stones, pavement
- Flooring, patios
- Wall veneers, countertops
- Tables, fireplaces, firepits
Slate is a smooth and fine-grained rock that is composed of clay or volcanic ash and is durable and versatile. It is resistant to stains and fire. Slate is usually a variety of light to dark shades of gray. Sometimes you can find hues of red, purple, green, brown or black too.
Suggested Uses for Slate
- Flooring, basements
- Exterior walls, steps
- Paving paths, patios
- Swimming pool surround
Wall stone adds interest and texture to the outside of your home and is a popular choice when you want to go from ordinary to extraordinary. Wall stone will give you a unique look and will last forever.
Five types of wall stone are available:
- Solid stone
- Manufactured stone
- Polyurethane-based foam-panel stone
- Natural stone cladding
- Stone veneer
Suggested Uses for Wall Stone
- Exterior walls
- Fireplace surrounds
Russ Gallo, owner of R. Gallo Mason Contractor LLC is a master mason and is licensed in New Jersey, serving Westfield, Watchung, Scotch Plains and surrounding areas.
Call us to schedule a FREE in-home consultation today and to learn more about bluestone, slate and wall stone.