Description of the Belgian bluestone

Belgian bluestone: information about all the technical features of this stone (characteristics - density - applications - finishes)


Video – the Belgian Bluestone from the quarry to finished product


Belgian blue stone, also known as ‘petit granit ', is characterized by its presence in Soignies in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. The average mineral composition consists of 96 to 99% carbonate (calcite), 0 to 1% quartz and 0.1 to 0.4% iron.
The maximum dimensions of the raw material: a length of 4.5 meters, a width of 2.5 meters and a thickness of 2.5 meters. The minimum application thickness is 1.5cm.


Belgian bluestone can be used for numerous applications in various finishes.
Here are the main ones:


Exterior applications : rubble stones, tiles, flagstones, terraces, borders, thresholds, windowsills, facades, wall cladding, wall bases, door and window frames, stairs, wallcovering, stone reinforcements, street furniture and sculptures.


Interior applications : thin tiles, wall paneling, plinths, stairs, worktops, showers, sink, counter, all applications of stone cutting, sculptures.


Classic finishes : blue honed, bush-hammered, charred, chiselled, dimpled, flamed, frosted, old cut, picked-dressed, polished, sawn, sclyped, scoured, split.


Special finishes of Carrières du Hainaut : EnoCranto, EnoDesign, EnoFrost, EnoScala, EnoSkin, EnoStyl, EnoTouch, EnoWave, EnoWood.


This wide range makes Blue Limestone a particularly popular solution for architects. You can download the fact sheet on the website of Carrières du Hainaut under 'architects'. If you would like to visit the quarry of Carrières du Hainaut, in the context of this competition, to get a better idea of the various applications and rejected matter, please contact Mr. Philippe Sequaris (+ 32 (0) 67 34 78 00) for an appointment.


Carrières du Hainaut's finishes