Natural Limestone Patio And Pool Long Island NY

Choosing The Right Stone For A Pool Deck

Natural-Limestone-Patio-And-Pool-Long-Island-NYWhen choosing the right stone such as a natural limestone patio and pool Long Island NY it’s important to embrace some practical and aesthetic considerations.  Whether it’s an elegant light-colored limestone perfect for a hot summer day, a natural fieldstone emulating the feel of a deep woods swimming hole, or reclaimed granite with its timeless weathered beauty, the following points will help in selecting the best stone for a pool deck or patio area.

The Four S’s to Consider

  • Style – The overall appearance of a pool deck and patio may vary depending on style. It could be sophisticated versus a more rustic look and feel.  The sophisticated style generally has clean lines while a rustic style offers an earthy feel and look with more natural, rougher lines.
  • Surface –  The texture of the stone has a big impact on the look as well as the feel of your patio surface.
    • A split face surface, like a reclaimed plank paver, gives a rustic look to the area.
    • A natural cleft surface comes from stones that are split by man along a natural seam in the stone.  This gives the surface an organic feel with a flatter surface compared to a rough split surface.
  • Shapes and Patterns – Stone shapes, whether irregularly shaped or straight edge squares and rectangles, may completely change the design of a pool deck as different design patterns will also,
  • Scale – It is important to think about the size of the stones. Deciding on small, medium, or large stones determine the look and feel of a pool deck area.

PRO TIP: If the deck space is large, consider using larger-sized pieces to give it a grand feeling. Smaller pieces may be used for more intricate patterns and offer a more sophisticated look.

  • Color – Natural stone comes in a variety of colors in addition to color combinations. Deciding on the stone consider if the pool is in direct sunlight for large amounts of time, then a lighter-colored stone would be good to keep the temperature down. Choose a color or color theme that relates to your home, or office building, as well as other stones in the nearby area.

The Right Stone For The Right Condition

A complement to the surrounding landscape, natural stone pool coping is as practical as it is attractive. Natural stone is durable and resists freeze-thaw cycles.

  • Heat Underfoot – Comfortable underfoot is important when choosing a stone for a pool deck and patio. Which type of stone will help to keep the surface cooler? The answer is a stone with less heat absorption. In general, lighter-colored stones have less heat absorption.
  • Freeze-Thaw – If the pool will be located in a freeze-thaw weather zone, be sure to pick a stone with lower water absorption for the pool deck. Granites, basalts, and porphyry top the charts in this category and will hold up to all weather conditions. We have also hand-picked some freeze-thaw-resistant limestones and sandstones that will work well.
  • Slip Resistance – The last thing you want is a slippery stone for a pool deck and patio. Luckily, adjustments to surface texture and joints can make a huge difference when it comes to creating a slip-resistant deck.

In addition to considering the appearance of the texture, consider the effect it has on the perceived slipperiness of a stone. Man-made surfaces provide excellent grip and some split surfaces tend to be less slippery. In general, stone surfaces with indentations and irregularities provide a better grip.

Natural-Limestone-Patio-And-Pool-Long-Island-NY3WIDE JOINTS VS MANY JOINTS

Wide joints between pavers or joints that have grass or other vegetation growing between them make the overall pool deck surface less slippery.

When there are many joints, your feet are always touching multiple joints which helps you naturally grip the surface and it is, therefore, more slip-resistant.

Pool Deck Materials We LOVE at Gappsi

Limestone – The luxurious feel and look of limestone make it a great choice for a pool deck.

Sandstone – A sedimentary rock composed of sand-size grains of mineral, rock, or organic material. Many sandstone materials are great for pool decks as their split surfaces are naturally slip-resistant. Colors range from beige to brown to gray-blue.

Granite – A coarse-grained igneous rock, granite has a high content of quartz and feldspar giving it a speckled appearance. One of the most durable quarried stones from around the world, granite is nearly always massive, hard, and tough.

Bluestone – Bluestone is actually a sandstone with a deep blue color but also appears with other hues such as shades of gray and brown. Bluestone is known for its advantageous price point. Natural cleft bluestone is quite slip-resistant.

Travertine – A form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties.

Marble – Marble can have beautiful pattern movement within the stone and comes in a wide variety of colors from white to salmon to gray, blue, green, and black.

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Kidney-shaped gunite swimming pools remodeled in Center Island NY. We installed new stairs across the shallow area and porcelain tiles in the water line. The pool was totally remodeled with new plumbing and a new finish. We used super blue diamond bright and tile markers on the edge of the steps. The patio consists of G44 limestone in a french pattern and two inches of G044 Marble Limestone all selected from the Gappsi natural stone collection. Very beautiful property, a very beautiful setting. The latest gunite remodels by Gappsi.

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Backyard renovated Smithtown NY

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This is a complete backyard renovation. We replaced all the natural grass with the synthetic grass. Patio and Walkway were installed with G44 Gappsi Limestone.   At the beginning we did an enclosed area as a dog run.  As we go through the backyard the pool patio is all surrounded by limestone and synthetic grass. The fire pit with  a marble top. All the columns for the pavilion were veneered with the silver travertine very close matching colors to the blue limestone.  The coping of the pool is a 2 inch thick limestone. The outdoor kitchen is under the pavilion, all veneered with random large size silver travertine tumbled veneer. There is a bar area on this side completed with smoker, sink and storage cabinets. The entire backyard was completed with synthetic grass. Even the slide was installed over the grass and secured into a concrete base. Free maintenance backyard. Gappsi is a complete  backyard designer from landscaping, masonry and gunite and vinyl swimming pools, home remodeling and construction, synthetic turf, sports courts, putting greens, basketball courts, bocce courts and dog run playgrounds.. Gappsi knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dream.   We also provide  These services in the following areas of Eastern Long-Island – Western long-Island  – North-Shore long-Island – South-Shore long-Island, Suffolk County,  Nassau County,  Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon , Huntington,  Islip, Smithtown,  Brookhaven, Southampton,  Riverhead,  East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor,  Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor,  East Norwich and both Nassau and Suffolk County

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Eldorado outdoor cabinets by Boral

Eldorado outdoor cabinets by BoralThese are new precast cabinets made of a composite concrete and a fiber reinforced mash. They are going to be assembled and bolt together. The rustic surface has veneers applied to them.  The raised  bar area we created with metal stands and Durarock. the cut outs we make with the cabinets to fit the kitchen and the grill and all the appliances. This is a complete kitchen we built with Eldorado precast outdoor cabinets made of lightweight cement and it was veneered with silver travertine rock face 4inch veneers and a limestone countertop. The appliances are a combination of delta, twin eagle and summit refrigerator, bar and a Delta grill. All beautiful and solid ready for the customer to enjoy. We also provide  These services in the following areas of Eastern Long-Island – Western long-Island  – North-Shore long-Island – South-Shore long-Island, Suffolk County,  Nassau County,  Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon , Huntington,  Islip, Smithtown,  Brookhaven, Southampton,  Riverhead,  East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor,  Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor,  East ,Norwich and both Nassau and Suffolk County

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25×60 Gunite swimming pool in Roslyn.

25x60 Gunite swimming pool in Roslyn.The pool is complete except for the patio around. We installed the porcelain pavers for water line tiles, Installed Indiana limestone as the coping. Laminar Jets, spillover water bawls and sheer descends in raised sundeck in the back. The sundeck with steps and the spa is raised from the water.

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Gunite pool renovation Northport NY

Gunite pool renovation Northport NYWe just completed this gunite remodeling in Northport NY. We removed the old patio and installed new coping, new porcelain tiles and a waterfall. We paved the entire patio with the New G044 white and gray limestone. Very beautiful stones, everybody loves them. In the pool we installed porcelain tiles 6″ water line porcelain tiles. We marble dusted the pool with dark gray marble dust. The spa was also remodeled and re marble dusted with all new equipment . New  pump, new filters, new ozone system, new salt chlorine generator.  The color of the marble dust with the reflection of the sky gives a very deep blue color to the pool water . The next step is the landscaping. We will be doing some planting and trees behind the waterfall.

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Backyard Designed and Built in Syosset NY

Backyard Designed and Built in Syosset NY16×32 Vinyl pool, with concrete walls. We Build two corner stairs in the shallow area. To create a larger shallow area  and a flat wall between the two steps for swimmers to flip  . The autocover rolled into the G44 blue limestone pavers and coping. Very popular and famous limestone. We completed  the all backyard with synthetic grass, which also works as a patio. We build a basketball court with metflex tiles over a concrete base. We utilized every inch of the backyard to make more of a playground for the kids.

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Gunite Pool Remodeled in Laurel Hollow NY

Gunite Pool Remodeled in Laurel Hollow NYGappsi remodeled this gunite swimming pool in Laurel Hollow in Nassau County Long Island, NY. The original pool was a custom shape with a roman end bump out in the shallow area and inverted corners in the deep end. We reshaped the pool shell to be a rectangular pool to accommodate an autocover installation, new wedding cake shaped steps, and a bench were built in the shallow area along with 2 corner benches in the deep end. We installed 6 inch high 1×1 inch tiles as water line markers on the step edges and a tile mosaic design of dolphins playing with a ball on the pool floor. New honed Indiana limestone coping was installed and a shot-blasted finished large random pattern sandstone was used for the patio around the swimming pool. All new equipment was installed including the Aquacal heat pump, new pentair VS pump and cartridge filter, a salt chlorine generator, and an ozone UV light sanitizer. A new slide was installed for the kids with the autocover to make this pool safe, low maintenance, and energy efficient.

 

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MELFI LIMESTONE PAVERS FOR 2020 SEASON!

 

MELFI LIMESTONE PAVERS FOR 2020 SEASON!Melfi Limestone pavers for the 2020 season (G095). A very unique multi colors combination of gray, blue, green, and rusty brown color blend Limestone at a great price. This beautiful natural stone has a very natural cleft undulated textured look, resembling a natural slate and incredible Details in color shade variations! It requires zero maintenance and it comes with a lifetime warranty on weathering or color changing. We also offer 2 inch coping and 24×24 columns caps in this material as well. Heat absorption is low in this Limestone in warm weather. Come and view these amazing products at the Gappsi showroom at 1015 West Jericho Turnpike Smithtown NY 11787.

 

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Limestone pool patio and coping Installation G044

 

Limestone pool  patio and coping Installation G044We are in the process of installing the patio. We are using our newest addition to the natural stone line. The G044 is a blue and white limestone with beautiful color arrangements in it. it’s been laid out in a French pattern. We installed two fire and water  features, they are going to spill over into the pool after the pool is completed and running. The water fall is almost complete. Flower Beds are left here to put evergreens and create some privacy. This is where the kids are going to be diving into the pool. Once it is all completed. The slide is being installed. The pavilion is almost completed, we have to finish with the azek. The landscaping will be next, and it will be done in about two weeks. On the wall we used split face travertine veneers,  the outdoor kitchen will be built in this area. We will update you next when the project is totally complete.

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POMPEII LIMESTONE PAVERS FOR 2020 SEASON!

POMPEII LIMESTONE PAVERS FOR 2020 SEASON!Pompeii Limestone pavers for 2020 season (G094). A very unique Gray/Blue Limestone color blend at a great price. This beautiful natural stone has a very natural cleft undulated textured look, resembling a natural slate and incredible Details in color shade variations! It requires zero maintenance and it comes with a lifetime warranty on weathering or color changing. We also offer 2 inch coping and 24×24 columns caps in this material as well. Heat absorption is low in this Limestone in warm weather. Come and view these amazing products at the Gappsi showroom at 1015 West Jericho Turnpike Smithtown NY 11787.

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