How to get pricing on bluestone?
Much of the pricing we provide is on a custom quotation basis, although we can provide a general price list for standard products. Please contact our office for more detailed information.
Where does your bluestone come from?
Most of the bluestone we deal with comes from quarries located within a 50-mile radius of our wholesale yard in East Branch, N.Y. We draw stone from dozens of these quarries. Many of these we either own or lease.
Is all bluestone the same?
Not all bluestone is created equal. Poor quality bluestone may be “reeded” (splitting apart), cracked, rough, improperly cut, or filled with defective mineral deposits. Johnston & Rhodes meticulously grades the bluestone as it arrives from the quarry to avoid imperfections. There may be a slight cost difference, but our customers demand a higher standard of bluestone material. We also have our bluestone tested at independent laboratories to verify that it is one of the strongest and durable in the industry.
Are you limited to the tolerances and specifications listed in the technical data section?
Most of the technical information is industry derived, and it applies to standard cut stone products. If you have questions on specialty bluestone, call our office. There is a high probability we can meet or exceed a revised specification.
What are your payment terms?
We accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard and Discover, and electronic transfers, plus we will extend a credit line to qualified buyers.
What is the difference between natural cleft and sawn/thermal bluestone?
Our natural cleft material is quarried by spiting the stone at the natural seams a few lifts at a time. The sawn/thermal bluestone is quarried up in enormous blocks from deep within the mountains and then sawn into slabs. Both are excellent building stones even though they may differ somewhat in their aesthetic characteristics, such as color or texture. Please visit our section on finishes or contact our office and request that stone samples be shipped directly to you.
How do I protect my installed Elk Brook Bluestone?
We sell a penetrating sealer and a stone cleaner – both made by Aqua Mix – with which we have had many positive results. Stone sealer is primarily used on indoor applications, and it is recommended for sawn, smooth, honed, and high-honed finishes.