Belgian bluestone or "Little Granite" is a limestone with a more or less pronounced natural blue/grey colour, which is characterized by the presence of a large number of fossilized crinoids. This type of bluestone is only quarried in Belgium.
A beautiful limestone planking with a cool dark blue-gray color palette with numerous inclusions. The inclusions are fossils of ancient sea life. Belgian Bluestone has humble origins and was used primarily as a ballast for ships and as road paving material. It became popular as an interior flooring material in the 19th century and can be found in luxury homes, exclusive hotels, and high-end retail stores throughout Europe. Precision cut with sawn sides and backs, it offers a consistently square piece. The color consistency from piece to piece is good. It is a dense, durable material that is suitable for many applications.
• It develops a natural patina: use: outdoors, changes due to the action of rain and UV-rays to its original pale blue-grey colour use : indoors in the course of time, it develops a deeper colour
• Bluestone is susceptible to products and scratches
• Belgian bluestone can often contain a number of white veins, black lines, spots and fossils.
• Depending on the finishing, the stone has a different look "White veins" are water veins, formed by water, 100% specific to bluestone and are not cracks as people often assume. Fossils and colour differences: stone is a natural material formed by different perfectly petrified fossils. So it is normal to find nests of crustaceans in the stone. In other words, even in one sheet of stone clear differences in colour can be observed.