Natural Cleft Bluestone

natural cleft bluestone
natural cleft bluestone with coping
Natural Cleft Bluestone
Natural Cleft Bluestone

Natural cleft pennsylvania bluestone is cut from the bluestone quarry in cubes and mostly used for flooring but also clading and veneer. These cubes are composed of compressed sedimentary layers of stone which are split apart. Once a piece is split from the cube it can be called a piece of flagstone or bluestone. Such a piece is inspected for flaws and then re cut on a large table saw. There are 12 standard sizes that quarries make and these include: 11.5″x11.5″, 11.5″x17.5″, 11.5″x23.5″, 11.5″x29.5″, 11.5×35.5″, 17.5″x17.5″, 17.5″x23.5″, 17.5″x29.5″, 17.5″x35.5″, 23.5″x23.5″, 23.5″x29.5″ and 23.5″x35.5. It is important to note that natural cleft is not perfectly square but should be square to the eye. Also each piece varies in thickness. Most¬†