Chinese Bluestone Tiles & Pavers (Standard Melbourne Grade)

100% Natural Bluestone Only 30% – 40% Catspaw Kid safe non slip surface Standard Grade Bluestone Weather resistant Great indoors & outdoors Matching Pool Coping Easy to lay Heat Resistant FREE Samples Commercial & Domestic Salt Water Resistant Project Special Sizes Cheapest Bluestone in Australia

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About Chinese Bluestone Tiles & Pavers


Introducing our Chinese Bluestone Pavers and Tiles – Standard Melbourne Grade, the perfect choice for those seeking affordable and stylish outdoor paving options. Our Chinese Bluestone Pavers and Tiles are the cheapest Bluestone option available, providing great value for money without heavily compromising on quality.

These pavers and tiles are exactly the same grade as our competitors’ Chinese Bluestone sold throughout Melbourne, offering you a cost-effective option without sacrificing quality or style. The beautiful natural variation in the colour and texture of the Bluestone makes each piece unique, adding character and depth to your outdoor areas.

While Chinese Bluestone can be moisture-sensitive, our installation instructions will guide you on how to correctly lay the pavers and tiles, ensuring any potential issues are mitigated. We recommend laying the pavers and tiles with an 8mm grout joint due to the natural variation in product dimensions, which can vary up to +-3mm.

Our Chinese Bluestone Pavers and Tiles – Standard Melbourne Grade are versatile and durable, making them perfect for use in a variety of outdoor areas, such as pool surrounds, patios, walkways, and more. Whether you’re looking to create a contemporary or traditional outdoor space, our Chinese Bluestone Pavers and Tiles are the perfect option.

Choose our Chinese Bluestone Pavers and Tiles – Standard Melbourne Grade for a budget-friendly, high-quality, and stylish outdoor paving solution.

If you’re after the bluestone look at a very cheap price, choose our Chinese Bluestone tiles and pavers.

This is the standard quality typically found Australia wide. There is likely to be between 0-20% max of the surface of any tile to contain Cat’s paw in your order. Additionally, this Chinese bluestone will have more colour and texture variation in the tiles. Great if you want to great a bluestone look with lots of natural character. Chinese China Blue Bluestone Tiles & Pavers are internationally renown for being a great value for money paver. It is the most similar Bluestone/Basalt in colour and quality to Australian Bluestone on the Australian market. With a higher density and texture with a sawn surface finish achieving a higher non slip level. This is a mid grey coloured bluestone and looks great when grouted with a light grey/neutral coloured grout BUT for those of you seeking a darker shade ie charcoal grey we recommend grouting with our charcoal grey stone grout. You can see the effect of the 2 different grouts in one of the pictures above. It is to be expected in Chinese Bluestone to get a dimensional or thickness variation of +-3mm, this is why we recommend that you lay this bluestone in BRICK BOND ONLY and allow for an 8mm grout joint (due to the tile variations).

This is our most budget range of bluestone pavers and tiles. However, if you’d like a more premium bluestone pavers, we recommend Harkaway Bluestone Pavers & Tiles

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To place an order, you can call us: (03) 9706 9767 (Monday to Friday 7.30am-5pm & Saturday 9am-4pm). Alternatively, use the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible:

Standard Grade V Premium Grade

Here we will discuss the different characteristics of these two distinct bluestone categorizations.

Generally speaking, Standard Grade Bluestone will have the following characteristics:

  • A higher percentage of tiles or pavers containing naturally occurring catspaw, between 3-15% of the surface of the tile.
  • Cutting tolerances during the process of slicing the bluestone boulders up into tiles or pavers. In this case, a variation or tolerance allowance of +-3mm is to be expected. This leads to the occasional tile or paver being slightly out of square and is the reason why we recommend laying ONLY in a brick bond or stretcher bond pattern (which may fix these issues). If laying in adhesive, we recommend using a 6mm notch trowel to spread the adhesive BOTH on the slab and on the entire back of every tile or paver in a cross thatched pattern.
  • In some rare instances where some Ferro particles may be in the catspaw, it should be noted that these can be hidden during the grouting process.
  • The non-slip rating is HIGHER due to the sawn surface finish during the cutting process.

Premium Harkaway Bluestone comparison:

  • Less naturally occurring catspaw, usually around 0-5% of any tile or pavers surface.
  • Variation or tolerance allowance of +-1.5mm is to be expected.
  • Naturally occurring light surface pattern and colour variations may be present compared to standard grade.
  • Surface finish is lightly honed, giving a slightly smoother finish, however, is still classified as a non-slip surface

Installation, Sealing & Maintenance Guide


Please use one of the following adhesives IF installing in adhesive is preferred…..

If you prefer to install your pavers in traditional sand and cement style follow these instructions to the letter:

– Select one of the adhesives above (they ALL have a rapid setting time) and simply mix as per manufactures specifications then notch the adhesive onto the back of EVERY tile (ensuring 100% coverage).
– Let the adhesive set, usually around 3-4 hrs and then install the tiles as per your usual technique into the wet sand and cement mix.
– This system minimises the risk of any of the tiles warping slightly due to being moisture sensitive.
– GROUTING should ONLY occur IF the tiles have been completely dry for at least 4 days in a row.
– IT IS NOT acceptable to blow the water out of the joints and then grout as you WILL have effluence issues, possibly warping issues, picture framing due to trapped excessive moisture.
– You must of course follow the Australian Tiling Standards in regard to incorporating expansion joints into your tiling. Failure to do so WILL lead to drummy and lifting tiles.

Bluestone can be sealed with an invisible penetrating sealer to assist in the ongoing clean up of the stone.

An invisible penetrating sealer can be applied prior to grouting which will facilitate easy clean up after application of the grout.


Do not use Hydrochloric acid for clean up as this can cause minerals present in the stone to react.


Just sweep when needed. Bluestone responds well to high pressure cleaning. A solution of mild detergent and water, can be applied prior to pressure cleaning.

We deliver bluestone pavers, tiles and pool coping door to door to all suburbs in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart. We also deliver to any regional area in Australia at reasonable freight rates.



Harkaway Bluestone Pavers and matching pool coping tiles are our top bluestone selection because they offer the highest quality and durability and meet the expected Australian standards for bluestone pavers and pool coping tiles. The Harkaway Bluestone has a very consistent and smooth surface, with very few natural blemishes or variations. It is extremely hard-wearing and is able to withstand the test of time with ease, as is seen on the streets of Melbourne. Its beautiful rich blue-grey colour is perfect for creating a sophisticated and elegant look for any outdoor space. The Harkaway Bluestone is the perfect choice for those who want the very best in terms of both quality and style.

However, if the Harkaway Bluestone is slightly out of budget, then European Bluestone pavers and pool coping tiles are a great alternative. They offer very similar qualities to the Harkaway Bluestone, including a consistent texture, a rich blue-grey colour, and durability. The European Bluestone pavers and pool coping tiles are also able to withstand harsh weather conditions, making them a great choice for outdoor areas. They also show no signs of being moisture sensitive as opposed to ALL Chinese Bluestone, creating issues upon installation if not handled correctly.

Although both options are more expensive than Chinese Standard Grade Bluestone pavers and pool coping, they are well worth the investment due to their superior quality and durability. The Chinese Standard Grade Bluestone pavers and pool coping may have more natural blemishes, size and colour variations, which can impact the overall appearance and quality of your outdoor space. And of course have moisture sensitivity issues upon installation. Investing in high-quality bluestone pavers and pool coping ensures that you are getting the best possible product that will last for years to come, adding value to your property and enhancing the look and feel of your outdoor space.

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