Compare Pavers to Bluestone

I have found that most people compare pavers to bluestone more than many other materials. In addition, the assumption is that bluestone will cost a lot more.
It will if you have a lot of square footage. However, for smaller areas you’d be surprised at the difference in pricing.

If you love the look of natural stone, I would definitely consider bluestone. However, pavers do offer a lot more color choices and patterns. You can also blend in different design more easily, such as borders or circle inserts.

Please take a look at some of the pages below for more pictures and information.

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Look further down for my comparisons


Pavers

Paver Driveway Ideas

Look Like Bluestone!

Pricing

More Pages on Pavers

Concrete Pavers - lots of additional information

Cobblestone Driveway - difference between real cobblestones and pavers

Driveway Apron - using pavers at the driveway entry

Walkways - tips and photos

Driveway Materials - pavers and other choices

Paver Installation - how to correctly install them


Bluestone

Costs

Walkways

Patios

More Pages on Bluestone

Patio Pictures - see photos of some great bluestone design ideas

Bluestone Steps - different types of bluestone for steps

Cold Areas - Q&A on freeze-thaw and bluestone

Bluestone Over Concrete - Q&A on this topic and my advice


Some of the main pros and cons when comparing pavers to bluestone.


Advantages

PAVERS

  • Various colors available
  • Dry-laid (easy) installation

  • Joints will never crack
  • Various patterns
  • Coordinating decorative block

  • Easy repair

  • Less Expensive

BLUESTONE

  • Beautiful Natural Stone
  • Dry-laid or set in mortar

  • Colors blend well with others 

  • Different patterns and sizes

  • Looks well with stone walls




Disadvantages

PAVERS

  • Can get weeds in joints
  • More difficult to match with other materials
  • Not a natural material (man-made)

BLUESTONE

  • Can get weeds in joints

  • More expensive

  • *Need more expertise for professional look

Also see my page where I compare pavers to concrete

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