Bluestone pavers are a type of paving stone. More specifically, they are a kind of sandstone and usually come from quarries in Pennsylvania and New York. Easy to work with and possessing a natural beauty, they are a great choice for walkways, patios and other paver projects around the home.
At the stone yard, you'll find bluestone pavers cut into squares and rectangles. The uniformity of shape and size often creates an elegant, formal look. One of the names you may encounter in seeking this uniform type is "thermaled."
For a more relaxed feel, try the "tumbled" bluestone pavers. Tumbled bluestone pavers come in a larger variety of shapes and sizes and have been run through a stone tumbler to smooth the edges. Also less formal -- and providing more of a natural look -- are "natural cleft" and "stand-up" or "irregular" bluestone pavers.
Bluestone pavers can be found at many stone yards. You can choose one size bluestone paver for your project or make a pattern with various sizes, depending on your design plan. To make installation easier, try to choose stones that are all the same thickness. This will significantly reduce the time it takes to level the bluestone pavers.