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    Calling all stone experts

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    Re: Calling all stone experts

    It sure looks like slate from India. I have over 750 square feet of it in my home. Looks about the same...though there are mant varieties of slate.
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    Re: Calling all stone experts

    Could also be travertine.
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    Re: Calling all stone experts

    Thanks for the help! I was thinking it could be slate. Does the Indian slate get extremely hot like the darker colors do? I read somewhere that heat retention is more about the properties of the material than the color. The reason I ask is we're in North Texas and have small children.

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    Calling all stone experts

    If you are in north Texas I would advise against slate or bluestone. The deck will simply get too hot to be comfortable.
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    Re: Calling all stone experts

    On the other hand, travertine doesnt. Consider it, I am happy with mine!
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    Re: Calling all stone experts

    That is a super nice pool. The coping looks like it might be limestone and the deck looks like it might be sandstone or quartzite.

    Is the stone easy or hard to scratch?

    Can you post a close up picture of the stone?

    What kinds of problems have you had with the stone?

    Are you planning to replace the deck?

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