A Bluestone paver patio may be in your next redesign after reading this blog because we’ll show you why it’s used by architects and landscape designers to create doorways, staircases, patios, and pathways. It’s cool tones of blues, greys, and purples make it a unique color combination not found in other natural stone. American Bluestone is quarried close by in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, and New York. A type of sandstone or limestone, it can be cut into specific sizes and is a natural go-to for walkways, patios and poolside retreats. Along with being easy to walk on, it is uniquely natural in look, durable and is resistant to cracking or fading.
With Fall upon us, and lots of cool evening rendezvous’ outside, why not do an outdoor living makeover to get the most out of backyard property. Get started with a patio crafted out of bluestone. Days will be cooler and daylight hours are wasting without a backyard retreat to spend your time hanging out after work and weekends. With school in session, it’s a great time to consider reinventing another area of your property for maximum enjoyment. Armed with these creative ideas to follow, you will be ready for this fall’s significant events.
Using Bluestone, Patio and Pavers in a Variety of Ways
If you have a brick patio, why not reinvent the look. There’s no need to replace all the brick, but add a little pizazz and interest with pockets of bluestone pavers or blend bluestone and brick together. Try adding a bluestone accent piece to appear as a “carpet” in the center of your paver or brick patio. If you’re having brick or pavers fade or deteriorate, those spots could be created around a pattern of bluestone to reinvent the whole space without spending excess dollars. Clad accents of bluestone on concrete steps in the patio area or tie in with bluestone paver edging on a brick walkway to subtly blend in with the rest of the brick patio. Accent brick walls with a bluestone cap to feature the deep undertones of blue and gray.
Horizon’s bluestone patios are installed either by the dry or wet-laid methods. For laying dry, use polymeric sand that eventually hardens in the joints or use decorative pebbles. With this approach, there is no concrete foundation which avoids cracking as the patio ages. However, if you choose a wet-laid method, a base of concrete is built with joints filled as well. It’s all a matter of your preference and what is aesthetically pleasing with your home and property.
What to Do Next
If you are looking for more time with your family, consider an outdoor bluestone paver patio that can create finesse and style. Use bluestone to accentuate your home and property with native stone. Our expert hardscape experts will help you create the backyard of your dreams. We service Bergen County, Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes, Mahwah, Allendale, Ramsey, Glen Rock and the surrounding areas. Reach out to us today to get started.