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    Quartzite

    Hi All,

    I was wondering -- is quartzite coping / tiling in style? Any pros/cons to using it?
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    Re: Quartzite

    Haven't heard much about it, but in theory it sounds good...durable as heck. I've always thought quartzite or granite with a rough split finish would make great coping.

    Are you looking at anything in particular that you could link to?
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    Re: Quartzite

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun View Post
    Haven't heard much about it, but in theory it sounds good...durable as heck. I've always thought quartzite or granite with a rough split finish would make great coping.

    Are you looking at anything in particular that you could link to?
    NPT tile makes the combo I'm looking at... the Quartzite coping / Garden Havest 2x2 combo.

    http://www.flipdocs.com/showbook.asp...0007320_900438

    page 76

    I'm liking the natural stone look -- very unique.
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    Re: Quartzite

    That does look really nice...and looks like an actual quartzite, unlike some less suitable things that are labeled as such. If you do use it, please let us know how it looks and how it holds up! And, if you don't mind, what kind of price are they asking for it? I'm tossing around the idea of redoing our coping next year.
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    Re: Quartzite

    Request a sample so that you can get a real look and feel. Besides the look, check for texture, slip resistance etc.

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    Re: Quartzite

    I was flipping through there and was all whoa nelly... gotta slow down and take this all in!!! Such beautiful tile!!!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Quartzite

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    I was flipping through there and was all whoa nelly... gotta slow down and take this all in!!! Such beautiful tile!!!
    For better or worse... I took the plunge and ordered the quartzite coping and matching tile...

    Pool demo starts tomorrow. Will post some pics soon!
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    Can't wait to follow along!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Quartzite

    So how did everything turn out? Are you happy with the quartzite for the waterline tile?

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