No other stone influenced Belgian architecture as much as the native bluestone. We have always processed the hard limestone in all forms and variations.
Depending on the application, we recommend the Belgian or the Irish bluestone. Blue limestone can be used both indoors and outdoors.
The stone sets important accents in the architecture and brings a significant increase in the value of the property. No second material can be combined so well with floor – / wall heating. Few joints due to large formats and robust surfaces simplify the maintenance of the household.
The sustainability of natural stone is reflected in several points. The stone is mined and processed with very little material loss. It is virtually not changed at all in its ingredients and requires significantly less energy for production than other building materials. Natural stone residues can be recycled easily and without any impact on nature. It is therefore environmentally friendly and, above all, durable.
Basically everywhere. Similar to the hard stones, the material is also suitable for outdoor use. However, dark finishes are not recommended for exterior use, as they lighten easily due to acid rain and other environmental factors. We process bluestone into stairs, floors, kitchen countertops, showers, vanities, fireplaces, window sills, sinks, mailboxes, tombstones, facades, solid walls and complementary pieces in restoration
Bluestone countertops require more maintenance than hard stone kitchens. The limestone is more sensitive to household acids. However, through various treatments, it is possible to prevent and also retouch many stains/burns. Nevertheless, due to its unique material structure and distinctive color, bluestone enjoys a high demand in the kitchen sector.
The dark carbonaceous base material is interspersed with small fossils. The bright spots are formed by stalk limbs of fossil crinoids. Besides crinoids, snails, trochites, corals and arthropods may occur.
In principle, yes! Of course, it always depends on the damage how much can be salvaged. Scratched surfaces can be resanded and various types of stains can be removed. If a piece has broken out of an existing bluestone slab, for example, the broken pieces can be glued back in place if they are still there. If the broken pieces have been lost, it is possible to fill minor injuries or if larger pieces are missing, to glue them with an equal/similar material.
Special design possibilities
are provided by the different surface finishes. The material is easy to grind and is one of the few soft stones that can be flamed. Hand-finished surfaces are very well accentuated by the strong contrast of the material when shaped.