Bluestone flagging makes very beautiful sidewalks. Over the last few years I have built quite a few sidewalks using this material. It can be dry-laid on an item 4 base with stone dust similiar to the way concrete pavers are installed. It also can be installed over the top of existing concrete sidewalks or on top of a newly installed concrete base.
Stand-up bluestone is of irregular shapes “stood” on edge on wood pallets. It comes in thick stock with thicknesses from 1 1/2 inch to 3 inch or thin stock in thicknesses between 1 inch and 1 1/2 inch. Its surface is natural cleft.
Patterned bluestone comes in different sized square and rectangle shapes. It usually comes in thicknesses of between 3/4 inch to 1 1/4 inch. It’s surface can be either natural cleft or thermaled.