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Thread: Stone work on sun/wet deck?

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    Jan 2011
    West Tennessee

    Stone work on sun/wet deck?

    Are there any concerns with this set-up? It looks really pretty. I think that the PB we met with said that we uses the same stone on the wet deck, stairs & swim outs that he using on the coping. I LOVE the look, but I"m wondering if there are concerns with the stone being submerged in salt water ALL the time. He obviously will seal it. Thoughts?

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    Re: Stone work on sun/wet deck?

    I think that the best stone for such uses is quartzite, as shown here: ... _tile_fish

    Regular sandstone is not durable enough for such use. Some sandstone might be suitable depending on the quality and composition. Such sandstone might be referred to as a quartzitic sandstone. Some quartzitic sandstone is sold as quartzite. A true quartzite would work best.

    It might be best to consult a stonemason or a stone supplier to inquire about what stones are suitable and available.

    Note: Quartz based stones are classified according to ASTM C616 as Type I (Sandstone), Type II (quartzitic sandstone), or Type III (quartzite).

    The stone mason and/or supplier should be able to tell you which classification the stone is. There are specific qualities that the stone has to meet to qualify as a particular type. ... tSheet.pdf

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