Stone Direct offers a range of quality stone paving products including lavastone pavers. Not to be confused with basalt. We offer a superior design solution for your project.


Unleash the Power of Volcanic Elegance

Experience the remarkable beauty and durability of BlueStone “Lava Stone” paving, a captivating stone paving product crafted from cross sections of volcanic rock. This unique stone is known for its extreme hardness and durability, making it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas and outdoor spaces that require resilience.

What sets Blue Stone “Lava Stone” Paving apart are the stunning natural inclusions found within the stone, these inclusions, formed by materials trapped within the crystal during its volcanic origins, create a mesmerizing visual texture that adds character and charm to any project.

With its exceptional strength and remarkable aesthetics, Blue Stone “Lava Stone” Paving is the perfect fusion of natural beauty and long-lasting performance.

Differences Between Lavastone and Basalt

While both lavastone and basalt originate from volcanic activity, there are distinctions worth noting. Lava stone is specifically formed from lava flow, giving it a more porous texture and unique aesthetic patterns. Basalt, on the other hand, is a broader term encompassing various volcanic rocks and is often more uniform in appearance. Both stones share durability and resistance to wear, but lavastone’s porous surface and diverse coloring set it apart as a distinct choice for those seeking a touch of volcanic elegance in their outdoor spaces.

Style and Appearance of Lavastone Pavers

Lava stone paving stones boast a distinctive allure, characterized by their rich, dark hues and fine-grained texture. The natural, rugged elegance of bluestone lends itself to a variety of styles, from contemporary urban landscapes to rustic retreats.

Whether you choose the classic uniformity of square-cut pavers or opt for the irregular shapes of natural cobbles, lavastone pavers add a touch of mystery and sophistication to any project. Their ability to seamlessly integrate with diverse architectural styles makes them a versatile choice for pathways, driveways, and outdoor living spaces.

Benefits of Lavastone Paving Stones

  • Unparalleled Durability: bluestone is inherently durable and resistant to wear. This resilience makes lavastone paving stones an excellent choice for high-traffic areas.
  • Thermal Stability: Lavastone possesses exceptional thermal stability, making it an ideal choice for outdoor surfaces exposed to varying temperatures.
  • Lightweight and Easy to Work With: Despite its robust nature, lava stone is surprisingly lightweight, facilitating ease of handling and installation. This characteristic makes it a practical choice for a variety of landscaping projects, allowing for creative designs and easy customization.
  • Distinctive Aesthetics: The unique origins of lavastone contribute to its distinct appearance. The stone’s porous surface can sometimes showcase intriguing patterns, adding an extra layer of visual interest. This uniqueness ensures that each bluestone paving stone is a one-of-a-kind piece of natural art.

Uses of Bluestone Paving Stones

Lavastone paving stones find versatile applications in outdoor design. They are commonly used for:

  • Pathways: Create inviting walkways that showcase the striking contrast of dark blue stone paving against vibrant greenery.
  • Driveways: Enhance your home’s curb appeal with the bold elegance of lavastone pavers lining your driveway.
  • Patios and Outdoor Living Spaces: Craft an outdoor oasis with the organic charm of lavastone underfoot, creating a seamless transition between nature and your living space.

Transform your spaces with the dramatic allure of bluestone – nature’s own contribution to the artistry of outdoor living.

Auckland Stonemasonry

Stone Direct has worked with a fantastic team of NZ stonemasons for over 25 years. Their ability to transform raw materials into great stonework solutions will leave you with a deep sense of satisfaction.