Any Good Bluestone Alternatives?
We are looking for a material for a flagstone patio. Stones will be irregular but we can't decide whether to do dry laid or cement base and mortared. I like the look of bluestone but around here in CA it is very pricey. Are there any good alternatives anyone can suggest, and would the alternative material dictate which way to go vis a vis dry laid vs mortared and cemented? (fyi we have clay soil -- that might also be relevant to the decision) Open to anything except stones that look pink or peachy colored...any links to pictures would be useful too. We plan on having a trellis/arbor/pergola over part of the patio if that matters at all, and want it to be at grade level. Thanks!