Coral Stone is an exciting new material that pool builders, landscape architects and interior designers around the world are using to transform their schemes into exquisite outdoor or indoor spaces. This luxury product, which can enhance anything from a private residence or a hotel to a city park or palace, has been used in prestigious building projects across the United States, in Las Vegas, Arizona, California and Florida, as well as throughout the Caribbean, South America, Africa and Europe.
Also known as Coralina, it is a type of limestone obtained from tropical
quarries, particularly in the Dominican Republic, where the best quality of
stone is found. Coralina contains coral, shell fossils and sand, all of which
gives it its unique qualities of strength, durability and elegance.
Coralina’s non-slip surface, low heat-absorbency and ability to withstand
the extremes of weather, sat water and the sort of wear and tear that any
pool-side is subjected to make it ideal also for paving, patios, wall veneer
and any other outdoor surface in the middle east region, particularly in desert
climates where summer temperatures are extremely high. The benefits of coral
stone tiles for pool decking have also been discovered by homeowners in a
variety of climate zones beyond the usual hot and sunny Mediterranean and
subtropical areas, where it’s natural warmth and luxurious feel make it the
Jorge Larrauri, president of Coral Stone USA, says: ‘Coralina can transform
any outdoor setting into a comfortable and safe environment that swimmers will
enjoy no matter how hot and slick it gets.’
When designing a swimming pool deck, functionality is the most important
consideration. A beautiful, contemporary design on paper is no good in reality
if it does not have a non-slip surface with minimal heat retention. Using coral
stone pool pavers over the whole area will ensure that it stays cool at all
times. For this reason, coral stone is also the ideal solution for a patio,
where you want to enjoy the sun but do not want a surface that is hot
underfoot. Coralina’s natural heat-reflecting properties ensure that any paved
surface stays comfortably cool even in the hottest climate and where the
surfaces remain dry. Installation is easy, requiring little modification once
the stone is cut to size, and it is finished with a sealant that ensures its
durability and lasting brilliance.
Coralina’s beauty and durability also make it a very versatile building
material, which can add a unique elegance and quality of finish to a variety of
contemporary exterior and interior settings, including wonderfully cool and
tactile floors, wall veneers, columns, staircases, trims, balustrades and
A coral stone wall veneer adds to the beauty of your home increasing its
value and attraction to potential buyers. Besides the variety of colors
available, there are two options for installation: sand set or mortared pavers.
The former is the most commonly used, although mortared pavers set with
concrete slabs between each stone creates a highly durable, immovable surface.
Coral Stone USA is a quarry owner and distributor based in Miami, Florida.
US Telephone: 1-305-468-8505 / Fax: 1-305-468-8504
Dominican Republic Telephone: (829) 956-1011