Here at Gather Co we want to ensure that the gap between your screen and our surfaces is bridged. As such, we have developed this Texture Guide to provide a general understanding of the finishes across our collection and to offer a sense of the ‘feel’ you can expect from each variety.
*Please note: This is intended as a guide only. Some surfaces may sit outside the prescribed finish as stated below. It is not a Slip Rating, you’ll find that in the “Resources and Installation” section at the bottom of each product page.
Bursting with unbridled character, our collection of reclaimed Victorian Bluestone cobblestones have been salvaged from the historical Melbourne cityscape and lovingly prepared for a new chapter.
Domestic Bluestone applied across Victorian architecture, dates back to the early 1850s when production of these cobblestones first begun. Originally split entirely by hand at roughly 300x200x150mm, these relics are synonymous with Melbourne’s bustling laneways and vibrant streets.
We’ve carefully aligned these cobblestones with modern trends and hand-cut each piece to a consistent 20mm thickness. This practice maintains a level of genuine authenticity whilst allowing for efficiency during re-installation.
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Melbourne - If we think of the bluestone in Melbourne, we may first think of the famous cobbled laneways intersecting the urban grid. Initially, these laneways were used for the collection of night soil – human excrement collected at night from buckets or privies – and they are still useful routes for collecting rubbish and recycling bins. But laneways are increasingly being reclaimed as lively strips for cafes, bars, restaurants and galleries in the city, or re-made as gardens in the suburbs.
Bluestone - is not one particular stone, but in fact a commercial term used to describe a product that is commonly made up of various types of stone. In Australia various states use different names for ‘Bluestone’. For example, in Victoria Bluestone is known as Basalt. Despite naming conventions all Bluestones are hardy and commonly used for construction and foundation.