Bluestone for Counter?

hoodgradSeptember 3, 2010

While rummaging through remnants at the stone yard this morning, I came across a beautiful, simple grey slab. The sales person said it was bluestone and it is used for "outdoor applications" and pavers. She said it is soft (comparable to marble or soapstone)

Anyone ever used it for kitchen counters? I love the way it looks, but the Stone lady thought I was NUTS!

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We have bluestone paving outside, and while admittedly we have hard winters so it is exposed to temperature extremes here, I wouldn't recommend it for a counter - it seems to flake a lot, with whole millimetre-thick-but-half-the width-of-the-slab sized pieces coming off now and then.

It looks wonderful, but I just don't see it for counters. Indoor flooring, if the slabs were carefully selected, perhaps.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2010 at 1:51PM
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From what I understand, it's a GREAT choice for a countertop but requires a little care, like all other stone. Google "bluestone for kitchen counters". An island was topped with it on a recent episode of This Old House. I LOVE bluestone, I have it all over my yard. I like how my daughter uses smaller rocks and scratches "pictures" into the bluestone stair treads on my porch and they just magically disappear. It's gotta be bullet proof. Here's a link for you, there's a lot of info on them out there, good luck!

Another, this one has pics and I'm EATING MY HEART OUT, why didn't I think of this?

Here is a link that might be useful: Bluestone for Kitchen Counter

    Bookmark   September 3, 2010 at 7:38PM
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I have a bluestone backsplash and really love it. Never thought about it as a material for a countertop. Hmmmmmm.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 11:11AM
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