What is StoneDeck?
StoneDeck combines premium-quality natural slates, granites and quartzite with a high strength composite backing. This system features a fastening matrix that connects to the deck frame while interlocking all structural panels in place. There is no mortar or grout. The high-strength panels and interlocking matrix form a structure that is flexible, yet strong enough to support 4,000 pounds per square foot.
What stone types and colors are available?
StoneDeck is currently available in three slates: green, gray and multi-color; two granites sand, china black; and a quartzite. Lighter colors will be cooler if your deck is in direct sunlight. As with any natural product, slight color variations are to be expected. Color samples are available upon request.
Can StoneDeck be used in cold climates?
Yes. Stone selection is important. Granite and Quartzite are a much denser stones and withstand the elements much better than Slates.
Who installs the StoneDeck system?
StoneDeck can be installed by carpenters, deck or dock builders, and landscape contractors. A handy homeowner can also install the system. We can provide detailed installation instructions and guidance.
Can StoneDeck be used to create a balcony over a living space?
StoneDeck can be used to create beautiful balconies or raised patios. For these applications it is critical to first install a waterproofing system such as a sloped waterproof membrane. The waterproofing system is independent of the StoneDeck system. Installation details for this application can be found in our supplemental installation guide.
How does StoneDeck compare to a traditional wood deck?
StoneDeck is a permanent surface that does not have the maintenance and deterioration issues associated with wood surfaces. The long-lasting components can handle the harshest climate conditions.
Will the stone surface crack over time?
The surface of your StoneDeck system will not crack. Unlike conventional mortared tile that is rigid, StoneDeck is a flexible system that does not require mortar or grout.