POOL COPING TILES, POOL PAVERS, CAPPING & STEP TREADS in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney & Adelaide!
✔ 100% PURE NATURAL TRAVERTINE ✔ EXTREMELY TOUGH ✔ WEATHER RESISTANT ✔ NATURAL NON SLIP SURFACE ✔ CERTIFIED FROM TURKEY
Pool coping tiles are not only functional, but also a great way to finish the look of your pool
Pool coping tiles are designed to protect the shell of your pool. Therefore, pool coping tiles are essential to keep your pool stable and protected from external elements. Many of our customers also use pool coping tiles and pavers as stone capping tiles or step treads. This is because it provides a stylish finished edge to a wall or steps.
Pool coping comes in three styles: Bullnose (rounded edge), drop down aka Rebate (drop edge) and arris edge aka square edge.
Our popular drop down pool coping tiles and pavers are made from a single piece of stone. Unfortunately, a lot of other pool coping retailers cheaply use two pieces of stone glued together to achieve the drop down pool coping look. At Stone & Slate Discounts, we prefer a cleaner rebate look without an adhesive line along the pool coping edge. Our drop down (rebate) pool tiles are available in 40mm or 75mm drop lengths.
Bullnose pool coping tiles and pavers have a rounded edge. As a result, these pool copers create a soft perimeter around your pool or steps. Typically, more traditional pool designs opt for the bullnose pool coping style.
Arris pool coping tiles and pavers finish with a simple square edge around the pool or step treads. They have an understated elegance about them. They are also the cheapest pool coping tile style to choose.
At Stone & Slate Discounts, we ensure to stock great quality pool coping tiles, pool pavers, step treads and capping stones. We travel globally so you're receiving great quality pool coping tiles. Also, this includes all our bluestone, travertine, sandstone and granite. Need a hand with pool coping tiles and pool pavers (or any of our other stone products)? We're here to answer your questions Contact us here
Pool Coping Tiles, Step Treads & Stone Capping:
SQUARE EDGE POOL COPING AND STEP TREADS
BULLNOSE POOL COPING AND STEP TREADS
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Stone & Slate Discounts PL specialise in supplying non slip pool coping tiles and matching pool pavers for all concrete and fibreglass swimming pools. Drop face, Bullnose and square edge coping tiles are all stocked and we sell these direct to the public at wholesale prices. Visit our image gallery and browse our many photo's to get paving ideas for your new pool paving or pool renovation. We have drop face pool coping tiles in 40mm, 75mm or 100mm drops. Custom made pool coping tiles which follow your swimming pools curves are our speciality.
What you NEED to know about selecting natural stone pool coping!
In Summer some of us will be dreaming of sitting by the pool with a cool drink and a good book. On the other hand, some of us might be in the middle of a nightmare, looking at their stained, cracked or decaying paving.
Pools are no longer just a place for a ‘quick dip’; they are now often the centrepiece of outdoor entertaining, with the surrounding paving and landscaping just as important as the pool itself.
We are presented with a wide range of natural and engineered products for use as poolside paving. Selection is primarily based on aesthetics but determining fitness for purpose of the right product is important to maintain the desired appearance.
Your selection process (whether it be natural or engineered stone) should include a review of the five S’s.
Stain Resistance. Paving can be exposed to a wide range of staining agents. When it comes to entertaining poolside, red wine from spilt drinks is an obvious hazard along with oil from barbecues and foodstuffs. Tannin from fallen leaves and surrounding garden vegetation is also a potential source of staining.
You can reduce the risk of staining by selecting a paver that has a low absorption capacity. Stains can be more conspicuous on pavers with a uniform appearance (especially mid-tones) compared to material that is more highly figured. Most types of high density limestone, travertine, granite, slate and bluestone are effective at resisting stains.
Judicious use of an oil repellent impregnating sealer around high risk areas such as barbecues can help preserve the appearance of your stone.
Slip Resistance. Safety around the pool should include the installation of slip resistant paving. Most stone types can be prepared in a wide range of surface textures that are safe around a pool including sawn, grit blasted, flamed (exfoliated), and split face. DO NOT USE honed and factory filled travertine in ANY external areas open to getting wet on the surface (too slippery). The trapping of grime on rough texture surfaces can occur, but this can usually be handled with a hose and stiff bristled broom.
Salt Tolerance. Pool surrounds are an aggressive environment for paving as it is regularly exposed to salt or chlorine. Resistance to salt attack can be determined by Australian standard method AS/NZS 4456.10A. This method measures the weight loss of the stone after repeated immersion in a salt solution. Stone used as pool paving should have a maximum weight loss of 1%.
Granite, travertine, high density limestone and bluestone usually have very good salt resistance. Some types of slate and sandstone are also suitable for use. The use of a textured finish can hide minor surface decay.
It is also important to note that the incorrect use of sealers can lead to accelerated decay of poolside paving as it can trap salt within the stone.
Strength. It is important that the paving has adequate strength to withstand service loads in both dry and wet conditions. Sedimentary stone types such as sandstone and limestone can lose over 50% of its strength when wet.
Loss of strength can be accommodated in paving design. As an example, doubling the thickness of the paver increases the breaking load fourfold while use of square paving units also reduces the risk of breakage.
Stability. Frequent wetting and drying of pavers can lead to expansion and contraction of minerals within the stone which can lead to decay. Stone types that have a high clay content or contain expansive minerals such as some volcanic sandstones may cause the stone to be dimensional unstable. Long, thin pavers are at a greater risk of warping.
The inclusion of regular expansion joints at least every 4.5 metres and the use of rapid setting adhesives can reduce the risk of warping. Also please ensure there is an active expansion joint in the pool paving between the pool beam (coping tile) and the rest of the paving. Square paving units are usually more dimensionally stable than long rectangular units. Increasing the paver’s thickness also improves stability.
Hopefully, these selection criteria will help you in discussions with your stone merchant. When discussing your project with the supplier, it is important that you provide as much information as possible about your project. It is in your interest that the supplier fully understands what you need so they can provide you with a product that is fit for purpose. Remember the five S’s and enjoy your pool with peace of mind.