Pavers vs. Bluestone

Paver Walkway Pavers are hard blocks that are used to create smooth, hard surfaces outdoors such as patios, walkways and driveways. There are a variety of pavers available for people to choose from in terms of size, color and material. For example, common paver materials include concrete, glass, clay, brick, stone or plastic. This allows people to choose the best material for the purpose. When installed correctly, pavers can last for years without any maintenance. Since there is a lot of time and precision involved, many people opt for a professional landscape company to do the work.

In addition to pavers, homeowners can also select bluestone to achieve the same hardscape features. Bluestone is quarried in the northeast, and known for its color variations and distinct finishes. Since it is quarried in the northeast, it is exceptionally durable and will withstand extreme temperatures. If you happen to live in the northeast, you’ll be happy to know that bluestone is easily accessible, abundant and adaptable.

Benefits to Bluestone

Bluestone pool patioHorizon Landscape is located in New Jersey, so we recommend bluestone to our customers. We love the fact that bluestone is:

  • Attractive

  • Affordable

  • Withstands harsh climates

  • Naturally abundant on East Coast

  • Durable

  • Ideal for high-traffic areas

  • Used around pool decks and patios

  • Ranges in color

Pavers and Bluestone Pavers and Bluestone

Pavers are also beautiful, and they have many advantages, including the fact that they are durable, available in endless colors and shapes. There is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing pavers for your project with everything that they have to offer, and you won’t be disappointed in their strength and beauty. But, if you can swing the added cost with bluestone, you’ll be glad you did. Bluestone is distinct, adaptable and remarkably beautiful.

It’s important to note, however, that bluestone will change color over time since it absorbs water. It’s also more of an investment since bluestone is only quarried in certain parts of the US, so quarries can charge premium dollar. But, if you live on the East Coast, you have more access to bluestone, as well as competitive prices that give you the option to choose between pavers and bluestone for your next project.