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General question
What is Belgian Bluestone?
Considered as one of the best construction materials in Europe, Belgian Bluestone is used as much indoors as outdoors for cladding, paving, window sills, stairs, counter tops and sundecks for swimming pools but also for tiled floors, pavements, roadsides etc.

Where can Belgian Bluestone be bought?
Our network of stonemasons and retailers will advise you on our products.
The stonemason is a craftsman who will create to order creations intended for both indoors and outdoors (kitchen work surfaces, stairs etc.). The retailer sells a finished product, mainly flagstones.

Can Belgian Bluestone be used outdoors?
Yes, its low porosity makes this material resistant to frost and pollution.

Is Belgian Bluestone slippery?
Some finishes are recognised for their non-slip qualities: Agripa, Flamed, Hammered, Sclype, Combed, Chiselled, Frosted, Old cut. Small Flagstones or paving stones (15 x 15; 20 x 20; 22 x 11) with a slippery surface (eg. Milled, Sawn) or aged (Patio flagstone and Patrimony Flagstone/Paving block ®) can also be suitable since the number of joints makes the flooring non-slippery.

What is the difference between Belgian Bluestone and Asian stone?
The Asian stones have neither the same appearance, nor the same technical properties as Belgian Bluestone. They do not meet the same quality criteria and rarely conform to the specifications of our workshops.

What is the maximum recommended size for Belgian Bluestone?
For flagstones: 60 x 60 cm
For paving blocks: 20 x 20 cm
For slabs: 3 m 80 x 2 m

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