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Harkaway Bluestone Pavers – PREMIUM

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100% NATURAL STONE
HEAT RESISTANT RATING HIGH
SAFE NON-SLIPPERY SURFACE
WEATHER RESISTANT
GREAT FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR
MATCHING POOL COPING

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HARKAWAY BLUESTONE PAVERS & BLUESTONE TILES – When only the BEST will do

Harkaway Bluestone Pavers and Bluestone tiles are the BEST tiles for sale in Australia. You will not find better quality bluestone in Australia. Our Harkaway Bluestone is the most genuine and high-quality stone. The surface finish is lightly honed, giving a slightly smoother finish, however, it is still classified as a non-slip surface. This premium bluestone contains a series of small pits which is completely natural.

Available Types: Harkaway Bluestone French Pattern, Harkaway Bluestone Pool Coping Drop Face, Harkaway Bluestone Pool coping Bullnose, Harkaway Bluestone Bevel Edge, Harkaway Bluestone Stepping Stones

We recommend the following when purchasing our BLUESTONE:

10mm Thick: Pavers should be laid onto a concrete slab, great for balconies, decks.

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 to occur for drainage.

When matching up to previous batches of Harkaway Bluestone that you provide us with some left over tiles or cuts to enable us to match your batch characteristics as close as is possible. REMEMBER its a natural product and when matching up to a previous batch of pavers, it will NEVER be perfect but the finished joint will be acceptable when looked at overall.

**PLEASE note that the above recommendations ONLY apply to genuine HARKAWAY BLUESTONE, not other inferior types of Chinese bluestone.

SALE NOW ON ALL BLUESTONE PAVERS, TILES AND MATCHING POOL COPING

There will be some cats paw micro holing present in this stone

**Whilst on SALE: Bluestone Tiles 600x300mm – Price $48 m² inc GST (WHILST ON SALE)

For the ultimate in sophistication and luxury, you can’t go past the universal appeal of bluestone. A tough stone famously chosen by the City of Melbourne as the stone of choice throughout the CBD.

Our Harkaway Bluestone comes in beautiful rich charcoal blue tones. It has a chic understated look. As a result, bluestone tiles and pavers look sensational in many residential and commercial exterior and interior designs. Additionally, many renovators also love using these stone tiles as wall cladding and feature walls.

We only stock 100% Certified Natural Stone. Therefore, you will find natural sporadic holes in the surface of your bluestone tiles and pavers called Cat’s Paw, with a surface coverage of each tile being within the range of 5-10%. Many designers and architects love this look and celebrate it as a decorative feature. If this is not something you prefer, we also have bluestone available where these surface holes are sawn off.

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


 

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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.

INSTALLATION - SEALING - MAINTENANCE GUIDE

RECOMMENDED INSTALLATION TECHNIQUES FOR BLUESTONE

Please use one of the following adhesives IF installing in 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 drummy and lifting tiles.

Sealing

Only 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 OR a colour enhancing penetrating sealer. These are also available at Stone & Slate Discounts.

Cleaning

Do not use Hydrochloric acid for 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 face of the bluestone pavers and tiles. A solution of mild detergent and water can be applied prior to pressure cleaning.

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