Why use natural stone for your pool copping and surroundings?
What is pool coping?
Pool coping refers to the boundary edge surrounding the swimming pool, which is usually placed around the top edge of the pool. By placing coping tiles around the pool both the structure and the surrounding areas are protected from water damage.
A wide variety of natural stone can be used as pool coping, these include: travertine, dolomite, and marble. Natural stone provides an aesthetically elegant character to your pool design.
Natural Stone for Pool Coping
The stone’s heat resistance is important factor to consider when selecting natural stone pool coping. Some types of stone material can absorb an immense amount of heat (such as volcanic rock like Bluestone and Granite), which may create an unpleasant experience when exiting the pool. As a general guide, marble, travertine, and dolomite are inherently heat resistant.
From a design perspective bluestone provides a very sleek modern look, and comes in an array of colours ranging from light grey (in its original sawn cut form) to a minimalist black appearance.
Attila’s Stone recommends a brushed finish. A brushed finish involves dipping the natural stone in commercial acid and then metal brushing, creating a leather-like texture. A brushed finish significantly reduces the slipperiness of stone.
Attila’s Stone can manufacture your pool coping edges to nearly any specification you require. we use special unique method that allows Some popular edge designs include: mitered, laminate, and bullnose edge.
To protect your stone and increase its longevity we recommend using a high impregnating sealer such as SK40. For best results allow the sealant to dry for a period of time (ideally 6 weeks).