Treads, Coping and Caps

Bluestone Blue Thermal

Bluestone Blue Thermal

Bluestone Blue Thermal is a highly sought-after material in the realm of landscaping, particularly for creating treads, coping, and caps, thanks to its distinctive thermal finish and remarkable durability. This type of bluestone undergoes a thermal treatment process, where the surface of the stone is exposed to intense heat to achieve a more uniform texture and color. This process not only enhances the stone’s aesthetic appeal but also improves its functional qualities, making it an excellent choice for various landscaping projects.


  • Thermal Finish: The thermal treatment gives the bluestone a flatter, more even texture, which is less slippery when wet compared to natural cleft surfaces, making it safer for walking.
  • Color Consistency: Bluestone Blue Thermal is known for its consistent blue-gray hue, providing a sleek and modern appearance that complements a wide range of design styles.
  • Durability: Like other forms of bluestone, the Blue Thermal variety is incredibly durable and resistant to the elements, capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, heavy foot traffic, and other environmental stresses.
  • Versatility: This material can be cut and shaped to fit a wide range of applications, from straight and angular designs to more complex and custom shapes.


  • Aesthetic Appeal: The uniform color and texture of Bluestone Blue Thermal add a touch of sophistication to any outdoor space, enhancing its overall aesthetic.
  • Improved Safety: The thermal finish provides a non-slip surface, making it ideal for use in areas prone to wet conditions, such as around pools and outdoor living areas.
  • Low Maintenance: Its resistance to staining and weathering means Bluestone Blue Thermal requires minimal upkeep to maintain its appearance over time.
  • Increased Property Value: The use of high-quality materials like Bluestone Blue Thermal in landscaping projects can significantly increase the value of a property, making it a wise investment for homeowners.


Bluestone Blue Thermal is versatile and can be utilized in a variety of outdoor applications, including:

  • Treads: Ideal for staircases and steps, providing a durable and safe walking surface with its non-slip texture.
  • Coping: Used atop walls, pool edges, and as a finish for landscape features, its thermal texture ensures safety and comfort, even in wet conditions.
  • Caps: Perfect for capping columns, seating walls, and other vertical landscape elements, adding a finished look while protecting the structure underneath.


The installation of Bluestone Blue Thermal materials involves:

  • Proper Base Preparation: Ensuring a stable and level base, typically consisting of compacted gravel or sand, is crucial for the longevity and stability of the installed stone.
  • Precise Measurement and Cutting: Due to its uniform thickness and texture, Bluestone Blue Thermal allows for precise cuts, enabling a perfect fit for the designated area.
  • Mortar or Adhesive Application: Depending on the application, a suitable mortar mix or construction adhesive is used to secure the stone in place, ensuring durability and stability.


Maintaining Bluestone Blue Thermal is straightforward:

Routine Cleaning: Regular sweeping and occasional hosing down are usually sufficient to keep the surface clean.

Stain Prevention: Quick action on spills and regular cleaning will help prevent stains.

Sealing (Optional): While not necessary for durability, applying a sealant can enhance the stone’s color and protect against stains, particularly in high-traffic areas or where food and drinks are consumed.

Incorporating Bluestone Blue Thermal into landscaping projects for treads, coping, and caps not only enhances the visual appeal of outdoor spaces but also contributes to their functionality and safety, making it a preferred choice among homeowners and landscape designers alike.


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Product Specifications

Approximate Thickness

1.5″ and 2″


Depths: 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 24″, Up to 8′ long, custom

Average Packaging

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Edge Treatments

Thermal (See example), Rockfaced (See example), Full Bullnose (See example) Depending on the product, surface finishes may be different for some edging projects

Color Ranges

Blue gray

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