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Standard Grade European Bluestone Pavers – SALE

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HIGH HEAT RESISTANT RATING 
SAFE NON-SLIPPERY SURFACE
WEATHER RESISTANT
GREAT FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR
MATCHING POOL COPING

Matching coping : Drop Face | Bullnose

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EUROPEAN BLUESTONE PAVERS & TILES – GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY

PRICES start from a LOW $36m² inc GST

For a great PRICE, extremely durable pavers with the epitome of bluestone’s natural beauty.We recommend you follow the following guidelines when purchasing our BLUESTONE:

12mm thick: tiles should be laid directly onto a concrete slab or great for balconies, decks or indoor floor tiles.

20mm thick: pavers can be laid as above OR onto a compacted road base into a wet slurry of sand and cement

30mm thick: pavers can be laid as both above or onto a compacted road base into a dry sand bed, great for tiling over easements or where you require water permeation.

There will be some cats paw present in this stone. Generally, a tile will only have a MAXIMUM of 10-15% of surface coverage. Expect a dimensional or thickness variation of +-3mm. We HIGHLY recommend laying in a brick pattern with a 8mm grout joint.

SIZES AVAILABLE are as follows…..

600×300, 400×400 800×400 in 12mm

600×300, 400×400, 500×500, 800×400, 1000×500 in 20mm and also 30mm thickness

MATCHING POOL COPING available in Drop Down, Bullnose, Bevel Edge

The European has a medium grey colour with cool blue undertones. As a result, they make excellent pool pavers and pool coping tiles as they enhance the blue colour of your pool.

Click here for more information about European Bluestone.

If you need a hand or have any questions regarding bluestone, give our Stone Experts a call: (03) 9706 9767 or contact us here.


 

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INSTALLATION - SEALING - MAINTENANCE GUIDE

RECOMMENDED INSTALLATION TECHNIQUES FOR BLUESTONE

Please use one of the following adhesives IF installing in the adhesive is preferred…..

If you prefer to install your pavers in traditional sand and cement style follow these instructions to the letter:
ARDEX | CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS | BAYSET | MAPEI

– Select one of the adhesives above (they ALL have a rapid setting time) and simply mix as per manufactures specifications then notch the adhesive onto the back of EVERY tile (ensuring 100% coverage).
– Let the adhesive set, usually around 3-4 hrs and then install the tiles as per your usual technique into the wet sand and cement mix.
– This system minimises the risk of any of the tiles warping slightly due to being moisture sensitive.
– GROUTING should ONLY occur IF the tiles have been completely dry for at least 4 days in a row.
– IT IS NOT acceptable to blow the water out of the joints and then grout as you WILL have effluence issues, possibly warping issues, picture framing due to trapped excessive moisture.
– You must of course follow the Australian Tiling Standards in regard to incorporating expansion joints into your tiling. Failure to do so WILL lead to dummy and lifting tiles.

Sealing

Highly recommended around BBQ areas or when the blue stone tiles are installed as internal floor tiles. Bluestone pavers and tiles can be sealed with an invisible penetrating sealer to assist in the easy ongoing clean up of the stone pavers. We recommend sealing your Bluestone pavers with Tasman’s STONE SHIELD ( invisible no colour change penetrating sealer) This is also available at Stone & Slate Discounts. Cleaning prior to sealing we recommend a high-pressure wash only, please ensure that you keep the jet nozzle around 250mm-300mm above the pavers at all times. DO NOT use a colour enhancing sealer on your bluestone as they tend to highlight any saw marks not visible to the naked eye and are generally harder to use and can be problematic.

Cleaning

Do not use Hydrochloric acid to clean up as this can cause minerals present in the stone to react adversely.

Maintenance

Just sweep when needed. Bluestone responds well to high-pressure cleaning with a domestic machine, please keep the nozzle about 300mm minimum away from the face of the bluestone pavers and tiles. A solution of mild detergent and water can be applied prior to pressure cleaning.

Standard Grade V Premium Grade

Here we will discuss the different characteristics of these two distinct bluestone categorisations.

Generally speaking, Standard Grade Bluestone will have the following characteristics:

A higher percentage of tiles or pavers containing naturally occurring catspaw, between 3-15% of the surface of the tile.

Cutting tolerances during the process of slicing the bluestone boulders up into tiles or pavers. In this case, a variation or tolerance allowance of +-3mm is to be expected. This leads to the occasional tile or paver being slightly out of square and is the reason why we recommend laying ONLY in a brick bond or stretcher bond pattern (which may fix these issues). If laying in adhesive, we recommend using a 6mm notch trowel to spread the adhesive BOTH on the slab and on the entire back of every tile or paver in a cross thatched pattern.

In some rare instances where some Ferro particles may be in the catspaw, it should be noted that these can be hidden during the grouting process.

The non-slip rating is HIGHER due to the sawn surface finish during the cutting process.

Premium Harkaway Bluestone comparison:

Less naturally occurring catspaw, usually around 0-5% of any tile or pavers surface.

Variation or tolerance allowance of +-1.5mm is to be expected.

Naturally occurring light surface pattern and colour variations may be present compared to standard grade.

Surface finish is lightly honed, giving a slightly smoother finish, however, is still classified as a non-slip surface.

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