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Limestone: the better alternative to Bluestone

NEW PRODUCTS! SEAHAZE SEA and SEAHAZE SAND limestone large format pavers in 2cm/3cm/4cm/5cm/6cm thickness for even the most industrial application. Watch the video!  Gothicstone is introducing our African Collection of Limestone, Travertine and Marble SLABS, PAVERS, COPING, TREADS, DRIVEWAY SYSTEM, PLUS…. Gothicstone was the 1st company in the US to market travertine pavers, from Turkey, nationwide. In addition to our long-term strong partnerships in Turkey, dating back to the 1990’s, we’ve excited to announce our new portfolio of materials we are producing in Africa. This is in response to the market demands and our customers’ requests for new and exciting materials, as we have been known in the industry, to embrace “cutting edge” materials, technologies and fashion forward aesthetics.   We are consultants, we are at the quarries, around the world, and embrace………. Our specialties We specialize in large format stone for a more sleek and modern look Now we’re providing more cutting-edge offerings of limestone and marble. Full range of marbles[...]

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Travertine or Limestone…..Perfect for Salt Water & Chlorine Pools & Driveways….Truth or Myth?

Truth! Travertine or Limestone, the intelligent choice for pools, driveways Travertine and limestone are pure calcium carbonate materials – they both “lack any significant quantity of naturally occurring metals”, unlike most other natural stone materials which tend to have significant quantities of metal in the form of Silica or Iron Oxide (like granite, sandstone and quartzite).  Even concrete is very high in naturally occurring metal content (silica).   So, for the perfect exterior natural stone, both travertine or limestone are perfect for pools, patios, walkways, driveways, etc. because they DO NOT react to salt because they lack any significant quantity of naturally occurring metals.  And, an added benefit of travertine or limestone is that they DO NOT GET HOT even in direct sunlight!

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Concrete Pavers vs Natural Stone Pavers……You Decide!

10 Reasons why you may want to select Natural Stone Pavers. #1 REAL natural stone is actually less expensive than faux-stone concrete look-alikes….and has a much better look and enduring life span. #2 ASTM* Tested – twice the strength of concrete. #3 Stays Cool Underfoot unlike man-made products or slate. #4 Great for all exterior (pools, patios, driveways) and interior spaces (kitchens, bathrooms, counter tops, basements).   Copings, treads, wall caps all readily available in various thicknesses. #5  ASTM* Tested – high co-efficient of friction for a non-slip surface. #6 No Maintenance – no need to seal or coat (especially, if dry-set pavers). #7  ASTM Tested for freeze/thaw compatibility in northern climates. #8 Retains its natural beauty forever! (they are over 50 million years old). #9 Does not scuff or degrade like patterned concrete or stamped asphalt surfaces (asphalt and concrete get very hot). #10 Fashion forward look with timeless beauty.

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Outdoor Firepits

If you love the outdoors, you would probably want to find a way to enjoy your stone patio or garden even on a cold night. An outdoor fire pit can make this not only possible, but actually a truly romantic experience. So, whether you are entertaining or star-gazing, you will be able to feel the warmth of an open fire wafting out of your own backyard fire pit. If you already have an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor fire pit is the perfect complement to round out that barbecue or party under the open sky.

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Fashion Forward Pool Coping

Pool coping, countertop or tread edge profile idea……….. Gothicstone has designed a new coping edge profile that has a flat face with a “quarter round” bullnose on the top corner and an “eased edge” on the bottom. We produce 2″ (5cm) 2.4″ (6cm) or 2.7″ (7cm) thicknesses, but all look thicker because the face is flat, an optical illusion that is very desirable. Caramel Travertine Coping – custom SEAHAZE SAND Limestone 7cm Coping

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Alternative to Bluestone and stays Cool!

6 Reasons why limestone should be your paver choice

6 Reasons why limestone should be your paver choice for driveways and pool/patio pavers

Stays cool even in direct sunlight
Will not react to salt or chlorine
Is faster and easier to install – cuts like butter
Perfectly rectified / calibrated (perfect 24 x 24, for example)
Produced in small or large format patterns, individual sizes
Used for both old world and modern designs – more flexibility

https://www.gothicstone.com/limestone-superior-bluestone-alternative/

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Limestone, the ‘superior’ Bluestone upgrade

Why do we say Limestone is ‘superior’ to  Bluestone? Compare the attributes….
1) Limestone has NO METAL (practically speaking), unlike traditional Bluestone from upstate PA/NY that is very laden with natural metal content….

1a) that means it STAYS COOL EVEN IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT. That’s right, since it has no mechanism (metal) to draw the heat into the body of the stone it is THERMALLY INERT! It’s a thermal insulator, rather than a thermal conductor!

1b) it is chemically inert to chlorine and salt….. NO Chemical REACTION!  Since LIMESTONE and Travertine Limestone are composed of Calcium Carbonate (chemically similar to a salt itself)…..it doesn’t react with salts or chlorine!

2) It is faster and easier to install than Bluestone….

2a) Gothicstone products are produced on marble tile production lines to exact specifications, thereby resulting in a extremely squared and calibrated end product (try comparing that to Bluestone, which is hacked up on very basic saws that[...]

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Why Coated Rebar is Imperative in Paving Projects!

Whenever rebar is used to reinforce concrete around a paving project (I emphasize a paving project because of the horizontal nature of the concrete usually means there will be water sitting on it for extended periods of time) the use of COATED rebar is imperative. The iron in the rebar will eventually oxidize (rust) and expand in the process. The more it oxidizes, the more it expands. The more it expands the more water it can collect and therefore the more it oxidizes and so on and so forth. Eventually you will get a massive failure like this municipal project on the Malaga (Spain) Beach Promenade.

By the way, no sense in using coated rebar if you don’t also coat the ends yourself after cutting the pieces to the necessary length for your install.

For those that may be interested contact me for information regarding a new generation of lightweight rebar that is a[...]

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