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Thread: Flag stone for tanning ledge

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    Flag stone for tanning ledge

    I like the look of flagstone on the tanning ledge, but my wife thinks it will be too rough. How smooth or rough is a flagstone ledge?
    McKinney, TX
    Pool build in progress, 14.8K gallons, OK flagstone copping (sealed), IG Gunite/Pebblesheen (Blue Granite), Pentair intelliflow 3050 vs - svrs, Pentair IC20 Salt-Gen, 60 sq ft Pentair DE filter, 400k BTU Pentair (NG) heater, Polaris 280 with Booster, Dual Time Clocks with freeze protect feature, Pool (1) 500w (1) 100W Spa (1) 100w lights, (2) Skimmers, 4 Pool Returns, 6 Spa Jets, water features incl (3) 12 scuppers on 12 x 31 raised beam, (2) Gushers on tanning ledge, and double cut spa spillway. controlled by easytouch 8
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...t56120-40.html

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    Re: Flag stone for tanning ledge

    It depends on the stone and the finish. A quartzite can be finished to give a smooth texture, although you have to be careful not to make it too slick. Ask for samples to feel for yourself. What stones types are you considering?

    What plaster are you considering?

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    Re: Flag stone for tanning ledge

    Planning on OK flagsone for coping and pebblesheen

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW
    It depends on the stone and the finish. A quartzite can be finished to give a smooth texture, although you have to be careful not to make it too slick. Ask for samples to feel for yourself. What stones types are you considering?

    What plaster are you considering?
    McKinney, TX
    Pool build in progress, 14.8K gallons, OK flagstone copping (sealed), IG Gunite/Pebblesheen (Blue Granite), Pentair intelliflow 3050 vs - svrs, Pentair IC20 Salt-Gen, 60 sq ft Pentair DE filter, 400k BTU Pentair (NG) heater, Polaris 280 with Booster, Dual Time Clocks with freeze protect feature, Pool (1) 500w (1) 100W Spa (1) 100w lights, (2) Skimmers, 4 Pool Returns, 6 Spa Jets, water features incl (3) 12 scuppers on 12 x 31 raised beam, (2) Gushers on tanning ledge, and double cut spa spillway. controlled by easytouch 8
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...t56120-40.html

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    Re: Flag stone for tanning ledge

    "Flagstone" can be a fairly generic term, and quality and composition can vary quite a bit from one supplier to the next. It might be best to consult the stone supplier directly to ask about available finishes, composition, suitability for intended use, longevity etc. as well as samples.

    Consulting a stonemason might be worthwhile.

    Here is a post where the poster used flagstone. Perhaps you could ask them how they like the stone and what exact stone they used.

    new-build-north-fort-worth-t38284-20.html

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