Oklahoma bluestone is a unique and versatile building material that has a long history in our country. It works beautifully as a building stone, pavers, pools, patios, and more. Given the diversity of bluestone, there is always the question of whether or not it should be sealed. The answer depends on the stone and the way it is used.
A Durable Rock OKC
As a natural rock, bluestone has the durability that you come to expect from a quality building stone. It is naturally scratch-resistant. Additionally, it has the perfect texture to be naturally slip-resistant, making it ideal to use as a flooring stone or anywhere that gets wet on a regular basis.
The porosity of bluestone allows it to draw in moisture, but not so much that it cracks with the extreme temperature changes that we see in Oklahoma.
Why Is It Popular?
This Oklahoma stone OKC building material has a timeless look that you can find everywhere. This stone can be easily quarried in the United States, which is another reason people like to build with it. However, the look of bluestone is probably its most significant draw.
Oklahoma bluestone is not simply blue. It comes in a wide variety of hues and veining that make it one-of-a-kind. You can find shades of grey, buff, green, and rust in these beautiful stones. A bluestone will catch your eye while simultaneously blending into your natural environment, as you can see in the photo above. Whether you prefer something charming and rustic or a clean and modern structure, you will never go wrong by choosing a natural bluestone.
Should You Seal It?
While some people will choose to seal their stones, in reality, you do not have to seal your bluestone.
A quality Oklahoma stone OKC will always be properly seasoned. During the seasoning process, the moisture, or sap, is removed from the stone, ensuring that the finished product has the toughness and hardness that is necessary to withstand the elements. Seasoning takes place at the quarry and can take around six months to complete.
With a correctly seasoned stone, sealing will add little protection. Most people who seal stones do so to maintain the color. However, a patina gives your stone a bit of character. In fact, many people choose to build with rock OKC because they like the look of a soft patina that can develop on their structures.
What About Flooring Stone?
Flooring stones meet specific qualifications. We do not simply cut thin pieces of stone to install into a floor or patio. If you purchase a flooring stone from Richburg Stones, you can rest assured that there is no need to seal the floor immediately after installing it.
If you are looking for bluestone, we would be happy to show you our selection. Whether you need to build a commercial property, a home, or add flooring stones, you will find what you need. Please contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.