Bluestone

Sand-sized grains deposited in the Catskill Delta approximately 370 to 345 million years ago make up the majority of U.S. bluestone. It is found everywhere in modern cities, as well as in country gardens and estates. Bluestone has also been used to create many distinct structures around the world. Due to its slip and scratch resistance, it has been the outdoor paver of choice in New England since the late 1800s. However, its strength, durability and versatility may be overlooked and underestimated as a building material.

Paramount Stone stocks a variety of standard square and rectangular sized pieces as well as random shaped bluestone for mosaic layouts. In addition, we have large and oversized slabs, tiles and blocks that our expert artisans can cut into any shape or pattern required for your custom installation.We deliver pallets of bluestone across the U.S. for building and landscape projects such as:

Gardens
Walkways
Patios
Courtyards
Stepping stones
Steps
Driveways
Pool surrounds
Fireplaces
Pond islands
Monuments
Grills
Tiered fountains
Water features
And more!

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Paramount Stone Co. stocks Full Color (Multi-Colored) and Blue Select (Shades of Blue), in Natural Cleft or Thermal Finish.


Natural Cleft Finish
is excellent for a homeowner that is looking for the most natural-looking finish.  Stone has an uneven surface with some textures.

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Blue Select Natural Cleft

Hand picked shades of Blue-Grey.

 

Full Color Natural Cleft

Ranges in color, may have some browns, greens, blues, and burnt orange.


Thermal Finish
this type of bluestone is commonly used for driveways, pathways, walkways, sidewalks, patios and decks where the surface need to be non-slip. The non-slip surface is created through heat-treating the bluestone until a textured groove is created. Stone is treated with heat which helps to provide a smooth consistent finish to the surface of the stone.

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 Blue Select Thermal Finish

Full Color Thermal Finish

 


Sizing for the Bluestone pictured above is available in the following sizes:

12″ x 12″, 12″ x 18″, 12″ x 24″, 12″ x 30″, 12″ x 36″, 18″ x 18″, 18″ x 24″, 18″ x 30″, 18″ x 36″, 24″ x 24″, 24″ x 30″, 24″ x 36″

Natural Cleft is available only in 1 1/2″ thickness, and Thermal Finish is available in 1″ or 1 1/2″ thickness.


bluestone-treads

Bluestone treads are available in the following sizes:

1 1/2″ or 2″ Thickness

Width: 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 24″

Length: 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′

 Custom order edges: Rockface, Full Bullnose, Half Bullnose, Eased, Pencil, Chamfer, and other custom edges can be custom ordered.