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Granite Coping Stone And Deck Supplier- George Stone

Keep A Timeless, Earthly Beauty To Your Pool Or Yard With The Most Durable And Beautiful Granites Out There

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Granite Coping & Deck EdgeDesign And Drip Details

We offer custom edge designs, along with a pre-existing set of options. Here are our best performing designs that can fit well into any home design.

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Bullnose Coping (Full or Half)

Both full and half bullnose offer a smooth, rounded edge that distributes impact more evenly.

Granite’s strength makes it less likely to crack or chip from minor bumps, and the smooth curve lowers the chance of the edge getting damaged by snags or sharp objects. This style is especially recommended for high-traffic areas like pool coping or countertops.

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Undermount Tub

An undermount tub with granite deck is a great idea because it can handle heat, moisture, and scratches without a hitch. With a generous helping of sealer, it won’t harbor bacteria or mold either. And it seems perfectly stylish with any bathrooms, too.

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Garden Walls

Granite is tough against weather changes and won’t crack or deteriorate. Its range of colors and textures lets you match it perfectly with your outdoor space – and even your floral arrangements. Plus, it’s low maintenance, so you can focus on enjoying your garden instead of worrying about upkeep.

Granite Coping And Deck Tiles Application

What are the best copings and decks you can use this stone for? Here are some recommendations from our crew – we’ll include some very specific but just as important applications as well.

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Pool Coping

Granite is arguably the best stone you can get for pool coping. It’s tough and water-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about it cracking or fading from pool chemicals or sunlight. Plus, it’s easy to protect against water absorption, which means no staining or mold growth. It’s low maintenance and lasts a long time, making it a smart choice for any pool area.

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Undermount Tub

An undermount tub with granite deck is a great idea because it can handle heat, moisture, and scratches without a hitch. With a generous helping of sealer, it won’t harbor bacteria or mold either. And it seems perfectly stylish with any bathrooms, too.

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Garden Walls

Granite is tough against weather changes and won’t crack or deteriorate. Its range of colors and textures lets you match it perfectly with your outdoor space – and even your floral arrangements. Plus, it’s low maintenance, so you can focus on enjoying your garden instead of worrying about upkeep.

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Granite Grip Pool Deck

You never want your pool to have a slip risk. Especially if there’s heavy traffic around the area. A granite deck with a grip finish can help a lot in that regard. You can walk on it comfortably in any weather, and it won’t fade or deteriorate from pool chemicals or heavy use. Easy to maintain and long-lasting – what more could you want for your pool area?

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Interlocking Granite Deck Tiles

What if you had deck tiles that never shifted or warped over time? Interlocking granite deck tiles are exactly that. They can add a touch of beauty to any part of your outdoor space and require minimal maintenance. Unlike wood or composite decking, granite won’t stain (not easily, at least), fade, or get damaged by water, making it a smart choice for long-term use.

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Grave For Cemetery

A gravestone needs to be durable enough to withstand any extreme element for generation. Granite, being a stone that already withstood stress over millions of years, is perfect for the job. It can be carved into personalized designs and comes in various colors to suit any style. With granite, you can create a lasting tribute that honors your loved one’s memory for years to come.

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A Closer Look At Many Concerns About Granite

Not sure how exactly granite might turn out to be the best pick for you? Well, we’ll try to address all your concerns in this section. Let’s address some commonly asked questions.

That’s a rather broad question – but we’ll do everything to answer it for you from every angle. To begin with, a Granite Coping is a type of coping made from granite stone. Here’s a list of things that set it apart from regular coping made from concrete or bricks:


  • Material: As the name suggests, granite coping is made from solid granite. That’s a natural stone borne from cooled molten rock.


  • Durability: Granite is arguably the hardest stone you can find as a casual homeowner. It’s very long lasting, able to take on general wear and all sorts of extreme stress from weather, erosion, and physical impacts.


  • Appearance: Granite is unique, with a very attractive yet natural look. Its color range can be from shades of gray to pinkish or reddish hues. These stones are also often characterized by veins or speckles.


  • Maintenance: Granite coping requires little to no upkeep due to its durability and resistance to staining and fading.

The following finishes fit the best for decks, as they provide visually distinct looks, with different levels of grip.


  • Polished Finish: Purely done to bring out the stone’s beauty. Made through grinding and buffing the surface to a high shine, it brings out the depth of color and unique mineral patterns in the granite stone. Not grip friendly.


  • Honed Finish: Here, the granite surface is ground to a flat, smooth matte finish. This is done with powerful machinery, and intended to get you that matte look without the glossy shine of a polish.


This leaves a slightly rougher texture – which makes it perfect as pool decking, as you get more traction underfoot.


  • Flamed Finish: We’ve had a lot of customers ask for this finish – so we’d say it’s quite popular. With this finish, a very intense heat is applied to the surface.


This causes the top layer of the stone’s crystalline structure to pop a bit. As a result, the granite has a rough, textured finish. Among all the options, this is one of the ones that preserve the natural look of granite the most.


If you’re purely needing grip, you can also look into bush hammered and sand blasted finishes.

Both finishes are great for any home – but they have their own thing going for them. Here’s a rundown of the differences.


Pros Of Polished Finish


  • Blends In Well: This kind of finish can blend in well with your home’s overall design – creating a cohesive aesthetic flow between your spaces. This makes it great for homes that have open floor plans leading to the deck.


  • Reduced Possibility Of Stains: Polished granite usually has the least porosity among all granite variations.


Mix that in with the stone’s natural density, and you get a deck that comes with near-perfect built-in protection against staining from food, drinks and other outdoor spills common on decks.


  • Minimal Effort Upkeep:Granite surfaces are smooth when polished – you’ll have an easy time cleaning with a leaf blower or hose, without needing to get ahold of scrubbing or specialized cleaning solutions.


Cons Of Polished Finish


  • Slip Risk: Polished granite becomes dangerously slippery when wet, making it a risky choice for any decks that might likely be exposed to rain or morning dew.


Having this kind of finish in a pool/hot tub deck is a bad idea as well. Anti-slip treatments can help, but they can potentially ruin the finish.


  • Heat Buildup: The dark, polished surface can absorb and radiate substantial heat, making the deck uncomfortably hot during peak sun exposure times.


  • Installation Is More Sensitive: Granite’s thermal expansion can cause cracks or buckling if not properly installed with expansion joints and control joints meant for outdoor decking applications.


Pros Of Flamed Finish


  • Better Traction: The rough, textured surface created by the flaming process provides exceptional slip resistance, even when the deck is wet, so the risks of accidents are a lot lower.


  • Less Heat Issues:Flamed finish reflects more heat and doesn’t absorb as much radiant energy, so your deck surface stays cooler underfoot during hot sunny days.


  • More Outdoor Durability: Flaming by itself is a controlled weathering process that exposes the tougher inner material. It gets rid of the weaker outer layers – so you can keep the original look without weathering and other outdoor elements causing the appearance to change.


Cons Of Flamed Finish


  • Needs More Cleaning: The textured surface can trap dirt, leaves, and other organic debris. So you’ll have to do more frequent and thorough cleaning – to the point that you’ll need to use specialized brushes or pressure washing.


  • Drainage Concerns: While less porous, the textured surface can still impede complete water runoff if not properly sloped, leading to puddles forming in some areas.


  • Minor Comfort Issues: The rough texture can be abrasive and less comfortable for bare feet or lounging on the deck compared to a polished surface.

If you can only pick one, then granite coping is the way to go. Decks, in the meanwhile, simply serve aesthetic purposes.


They do have some functionality, but that’s for minor conveniences and comfort. With coping though,  you can give your home more significant protection.


For instance, you can protect retaining walls, as well as any pool edges from water damage and erosion. The most a deck can do, in contrast, is giving some protection for your bare feet.


The applications of coping are a lot more versatile, as well. It doesn’t end there – structurally, coping is the practical backbone allowing for other granite designs. Decor-wise, coping can still look attractive with color/finish options while serving its main role. All in all, it’s a better long-term investment.

Well, let’s start with the basics first – the aesthetics. With these granite stones, you get a deep, rich black color that fits in with all kinds of themes.


Regardless if it’s a simple modern pool, or a patio designed with complex and traditional pillars, granite stones of this color serve as a superb way of adding sophistication and luxury to the space.


There are a couple of functional benefits, too. Unlike lighter-colored granite varieties, black granite makes it hard dirt, stains, or discoloration to stand out, ensuring a pristine look with minimal effort.


You won’t have to do any real maintenance unless it’s absolutely necessary. And one more thing – most black granite stones are usually non-porous, so they’re resistant to moisture absorption, minimizing the risk of cracking, flaking, or other forms of deterioration over time.


So, to sum it up, black granite is a favorite among people because of its ability to instantly enhance the looks of any space, as well as providing minor functional benefits that make life a little easier.

It’s not too different from any other natural stones, but there are a couple things to keep in mind.


  • Sealing: Granite is naturally somewhat stain-resistant, but it’s still porous, so you need to seal it to protect it properly.


Use a high-quality penetrating sealer made specifically for exterior use. The resealing frequency isn’t something you can get a solid number on – you’ll find a recommendation on the sealer’s packaging from its manufacturer.


  • Regular Cleaning:Clean granite regularly with a pH-neutral cleaner made for stone. No need to bother with acidic ones like vinegar – they might etch and dull the stone’s surface.


And for deep cleans, something like a granite-specific cleaner with mild abrasives will do.


  • Winter Care: Some ice melts come mixed in with rock salt, which can be abrasive towards granite – to the point of removing its sheen and smoothness.


Your best bet is to go for calcium chloride or magnesium chloride ice melt instead.

  • Granite decking directly thrives as an outdoor coping – it’s one of the best options you can go for.


    After all, stones such as this stand millions of years of intense heat and pressure. The internal structure is more than enough to shrug off a lot of harsh climate conditions at this point. Although treated granite can be a little prone to chipping or scratching – all the other softer stones are weak if you put them next to it.


    In most cases, all you have to deal with is minuscule fractures caused by  seasonal temperature swings. To put it in perspective; while softer stones might crumble under constant traffic or succumb to water infiltration during winter freezes, granite remains stoic, no matter what.

Yes, a granite deck can be slip resistant. If you get the type with the right porosity, that is. Most granite varieties are porous, so they can absorb moisture better. When decks made of such materials get wet, the water simply penetrates into the surface rather than just beading up on top.


This absorption can create a slightly rougher, more textured surface when wet, which can aid in providing traction and slip resistance. The right finish can also help – sandblasted finish is a particularly good idea.


But be aware, the more porosity your selected stone has, the more often you’d need to do sealing. You can also take things a step further by installing full-fledged draining systems. That way, the water has far less chances of ending up under your foot.


One last thing to consider is incorporating slip-resistant additives into the sealant itself. As long as you don’t get too heavy on doing so, your stone’s finishing will be just fine.

Granite decking can definitely be sealed. In fact, it’s a must unless you want your deck to wear out early. Since you’ll most likely be installing the decking outdoors, the stone will be under constant stress from weathering, staining and other environmental factors.


The sealer serves to prevent moisture, dirt, and other substances from penetrating the surface of the granite. However, you have to use high-quality, breathable sealers specifically designed for natural stone like granite. The sealing process involves cleaning the surface, allowing it to dry completely, and then applying the sealer evenly.


Proper sealing not only enhances the appearance but also extends the lifespan of the granite decking by minimizing the risk of discoloration, efflorescence, and other forms of deterioration.


Another thing to note – certain granite stone variations will need more sealing than others – either during each specific instance of sealing or simply through frequency. It’s best if you check in with your stone supplier to learn more details about these sorts of things.

There are a couple factors that go into this, but if you want a reliable answer, you only need to consider your space’s traffic and the sub base of the deck.


  • Light Foot Traffic (Pools, Walkways): For areas with minimal use, a thickness of 3-4 cm (1.2 – 1.6 inches) can be sufficient. Granite is very strong, and this thickness provides a stable surface for light foot traffic.


  • Moderate To Heavy Foot Traffic (Driveways, Patios, Entrances): In areas with frequent use or the possibility of heavier objects like furniture, a thickness of 5-6 cm (2 – 2.4 inches) would work far better. This extra thickness provides better weight distribution and reduces the risk of cracking under pressure.


Note: If you’re installing the granite decking stones over a well-compacted sub-base of crushed gravel, you can potentially get away with a slightly thinner stone for light traffic areas. The sub-base enhances the weight distribution and reduces stress on the individual stones.

Granite deck tiles tend to follow a similar range of sizes as other floor and patio tiles, typically falling between 12 inches (30 cm) and 18 inches (45 cm) on each side. In fact, these are the most popular sizes for granite tiles, for smaller and larger surfaces respectively. Why these sizes? Well, here are some reasons most people don’t go higher.


  • Stability And Weight:Granite is a very strong and dense material, making it a great choice for outdoor use. However, that means heavier tiles as well. Larger tiles, like 24×24 inches, can become unwieldy and a pain to install, especially for DIY projects.


  • Aesthetics And Pattern Options:With smaller tiles, you can get creative with your laying patterns, like herringbone or basketweave. Though time-consuming, they can add a good highlight to the looks of a deck.


  • Reduced Breakage Risk:Granite, while strong, is still susceptible to chipping or cracking during transportation, installation, or even normal use. Smaller tiles are less likely to suffer from these. Larger tiles have a larger surface area.


More surface area means more force can be concentrated on a single point during handling, installation, or use. This concentrated force on a bigger tile increases the chance of it cracking compared to a smaller tile with less surface area experiencing the same force.


  • Curved Surfaces and Tight Spaces: Smaller tiles offer greater flexibility when it comes to navigating curved edges or tight corners on a deck.


They can be cut and shaped more easily to fit around obstacles or create smooth transitions between different areas. This is great for decks with complex shapes or built-in features like planters or seating areas.

Granite is rated 6-7 on the Mohs scale. It’s right behind stones like Quartz and Topaz – and it contains a small amount of the former, along with some feldspar, as part of its composition.


Of course, it’s nothing close to the hardness of diamond. So, granite copings are generally less prone to chipping and cracking. This inherent hardness makes it resistant to scratches, dings, and everyday wear and tear.


However, it’s not invincible. Forceful impacts or improper installation that puts stress on the granite can still cause minor breakdowns in the structure. Additionally, some granites with natural fissures or veins might be more susceptible to breaking along those lines.


If you’re truly worried about chipping and cracking, you can choose a granite with a uniform pattern. These granites tend to have a more consistent strength throughout the stone, making them less likely to break unevenly.

No – it performs far better than materials like wood or composites, in that regard. Granite is a naturally occurring igneous rock known for its extreme durability. The minerals that give granite its beautiful colors are very stable and resistant to weathering.


Though the granite can still have a slightly lightened color if left out under the sun long enough, it’ll be far less noticeable compared to other materials. It’s even good enough to hold its color better than all the other natural stones.


Additionally, granite doesn’t contain organic materials that can break down and cause discoloration. So, there’s no need to worry about your granite decking losing its beauty anytime soon.


You won’t even need to bother with repainting like you would with other materials. All you’ll have to do is put in some light effort with mild detergent and water. That’ll be more than enough to keep your granite looking its best.

Granite is inherently non-combustible, as it’s a natural stone. Unlike wood or composite decking, it won’t ignite or contribute fuel to a fire.


This stone can still crack if it’s under enough heat and exposed to that heat long enough, but it won’t actively burn or spread flames at all. In fact, it can serve as a good fire break lending you valuable time in cases of emergencies.


In fact, speaking of emergencies, granite’s fire resistance can extend beyond the deck itself. The material’s ability to withstand high temperatures can help prevent flames from reaching underneath your house.


So, the overall fire risk goes down and your vital structural components stay protected.


All this also makes this a solid decking option to use in outdoor kitchens, grills and fire pits. You can even install it as the decking in your indoor fireplace – black granite is particularly good for this idea, since it can hide the ashes.

This is one of the less obvious areas where granite shines the best. It has a fair bit of resilience against environmental stresses compared to other decking materials. Due to being primarily made up of quartz and feldspar, it’s naturally resistant to acid rain and airborne pollutants.


Acid rain can degrade other materials like concrete or limestone by dissolving their minerals. However, granite’s tightly packed structure and inherent chemical makeup make it far less prone to such acidic erosion.


Similarly, airborne pollutants like smog or salt spray have minimal impact on granite. While some surface staining might occur, the stone itself won’t deteriorate that much.


All in all, it can offer great long-term durability, even in harsh environments. If you want a low-maintenance option, getting this stone is a great idea.


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