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Transform Your Key West Home With Simulated Keystone

Simulated Keystone has been providing natural looking stone elements for Floridian homes and businesses for years, and our experts know how to transform your Key West Home with Simulated Keystone.

The one and only Key West is a tropical paradise at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys. Renowned for its laidback island charm, vibrant nightlife, and picturesque beaches, Key West attracts millions of visitors annually.

  • Attractions like the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Fort Zachary Taylor, and the iconic Mallory Square at Sunset draw in tourists.
  • Duval Street is lined with colorful buildings, shops, restaurants and bars.
  • Key West is also famous for its coral reefs, shipwrecks, and opportunities for water activities like snorkeling, fishing, and kayaking.

With so much beauty and history, many visitors dream of owning a piece of Key West for themselves. Whether planning your Key West vacation home or looking to enhance your existing property, stonework by Simulated Keystone can help elevate your island escape. As a leading stone supplier and installation company based in Florida, Simulated Keystone uses only the highest quality coral stone to create stunning patios, outdoor kitchens, pools, flooring, and more. Their custom designs blend seamlessly with the tropical architecture of the Florida Keys. Contact Simulated Keystone today to discuss how they can help bring the charm of Key West to your outdoor living spaces.

Simulated Keystone: Your Source for All Stone Needs in Key West

Simulated Keystone has been bringing the beauty of natural stone to Florida homes and businesses for over 25 years. As the Keys’ premier stone contractor, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail, outstanding craftsmanship, and use of only the finest coral stone from local quarries.

Our team is dedicated to transforming outdoor spaces into island oases you’ll love coming home to. Whether you call the Lower Keys or Key West your home, we have the expertise to handle any stone project, big or small. We’ve covered you, from patios and pool decks to outdoor kitchens and flooring installations.

Some of our past projects include:

  • A stunning coral stone pathway lining the entrance to a restaurant on Duval Street
  • A sandstone fireplace and bar for a waterfront home in Marathon
  • Polished tile floors in the bathroom of a historic Key West guesthouse
  • A blue pearl granite countertop for an island kitchen renovation

We take pride in our custom designs and ability to complement the laidback Key West style with natural materials. Choosing the suitable Stone is also essential, so we maintain relationships with local quarries to source the highest quality coral, sandstone, slate, and more.

Our detailed consultations cover everything from budget to dream layouts. Then, our skilled masons work, carefully cutting and fitting each stone by hand. You’ll appreciate the level of care and attention each project receives.

Are you interested in adding coral stone columns to welcome guests to your Fort Zachary Taylor home? Need a durable pool deck to withstand sunny afternoons in the Florida Keys? Contact us today to discuss how we can bring your vision to life. We look forward to helping more homeowners accessorize their island oasis and capture the magic of the Keys!

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Designing Your Key West Patio or Pool Deck with Stone

Nothing complements the laidback Key West lifestyle like a beautiful outdoor living space, whether you call a beachfront mansion or historic guesthouse home. And few materials enhance beauty and function quite like natural stone. 

Consider how you’ll use the area when designing your patio or pool deck with Simulated Keystone. Do you want a space for alfresco dining with friends and family? Entertaining by the pool? Simply relaxing with a good book? 

We’ll help you optimize the flow and layout. Circular or freeform patterns often work well to accommodate conversation areas. You may divide activity zones with pathways or elevate seating areas with short walls.

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Next, determine the ideal stone type. Coral mixes well with Keys architecture, but sandstone and slate perform beautifully in the coastal climate. Textures like polished, honed, or flamed finishes provide varied visual interest. Consider incorporating accents like tile inlays.

Proper edging helps contain materials while accentuating the border. For pool decks, a 3-4 inch reveal with decorative coping is a classic style. Ornamental edges in wrought iron or stucco lend Far Eastern flair.

Pay particular care to entryways, which serve as stunning first impressions. Incorporate geometric or organic patterns suitable to your home’s style using contrasting stones. Remember lighting plans to highlight the nighttime ambiance! 

Our skilled masons will handle complete installation from start to finish. Within days, you’ll host family cookouts and happy hours on your dream oasis! Schedule a free site assessment with a Simulated Keystone designer today. See how the magic of natural stone can transform your favorite Key West retreat.

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Transform Your Key West Outdoor Kitchen with Coral Stone

Outdoor kitchens have become popular as homeowners seek to extend living spaces beyond four walls. And what better place to integrate this island oasis trend than in the tropical paradise of the Florida Keys?

Coral stone creates the perfect coastal backdrop for alfresco culinary creativity. Whether you reside along scenic highway A1A or in historic Old Town Key West, a Simulated Keystone outdoor kitchen allows your inner chef to shine while entertaining friends and family.

We’ll craft a space as unique as you and customized to your lot and lifestyle. Imagine bubbly gray counters and a built-in grill island. Or a rustic snack bar and oven with a sinking seating nook. The options are endless!

Coral adds texture and timelessness when used for countertops, backsplashes, a tile pattern atop storage cabinets, and more. Its variegated tones soak up diffused light beautifully as the sun sinks low over the marina.

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Refresh Your Key West Interior Floors with Stone Tile

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Nothing elevates a home’s interiors like the luxury and timelessness of natural stone tile. And for historic Key West properties, strategically placed stone floors can preserve old-world charm for generations to come.

Whether designing a new bathroom or refreshing high-traffic areas, Simulated Keystone offers a curated selection of tiles to complement any island style. Browse polished porcelain marbles and sophisticated quartzite, or opt for rustic slates with visible veining and textures. 

Coral selections imbue a beachy sense of place while withstanding heavy use. Imagine a coralline mosaic backsplash in your kitchen or lay warm grays in a checkerboard pattern leading from the foyer. 

Many homeowners incorporate tile around indoor pools or in front of wood-burning fireplaces for a continental flair. Make a statement with neatly cut borders or inlay decorative designs.

Professional installation is vital to a lifetime of enjoyment. Our masons meticulously prepare subsurfaces, applying advanced thin-set bonding technologies for longevity. Dynamic movement joints prevent shifting or cracking over time.

Once complete, a revitalized stone floor breathes new life into any space. Sweeping coral hides minor wear, while polished marble lends glamor to the master bath. Enhance resale value with tasteful renovations you and future owners will surely appreciate.

So whether renovating or building from scratch, consider Simulated Keystone for all your tile needs. Browse mock-ups at our showroom or plan to finish in time for the winter vacation season. Your Keys Haven deserves the utmost beauty and craftsmanship, built to last.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What types of stone does Simulated Keystone work with?

We work with several natural stone varieties suited for coastal Florida living. Coral stone from local quarries is our signature material, perfect for the laidback Keys aesthetic. Other options include sandstone, slate, marble, and quartzite – each with unique textures, patterns, and porosity levels. No matter your design vision, we have the stones and experience to make it a reality.

How long does a typical stone project take?  

Project timelines will vary based on scope, but on average, small to mid-sized stone jobs are completed within 2 to 4 weeks. More enormous total outdoor transformations may take 4-6 weeks as our experts require time to plan appropriately, source materials, and expertly install carefully. Our professional masons are fully dedicated to your project and work quickly and efficiently as possible while never compromising quality.

Is adding stone features like columns or patios difficult or expensive?

Adding natural stone accents does not have to be complicated or break the bank when working with the pros at Simulated Keystone. We are dedicated to providing attractive, durable solutions within our clients’ budgets. Whether you desire a simple refresh or a complete remodel, our knowledgeable designers will help determine the most affordable options to enhance your island oasis. A free in-home consultation is always the best first step.

What should I consider when designing my outdoor kitchen layout?  

Functionality, entertaining space, and island style are top priorities in planning an efficient and attractive outdoor kitchen design. Consider activity areas, equipment needs, storage solutions, and aesthetics like stone selections that complement your home. Our designers will also address power supply, ventilation, and lighting requirements to help your space fulfill its full potential for relaxed alfresco dining and fun gatherings.  

What maintenance is required for stone floors or exterior surfaces?

Most stone selections, like coral, need only periodic cleaning with mild soap and water. For sealed surfaces, reapplication may be required every 3-5 years, depending on use and weather exposure. Our team provides care guides and is always available for professional cleaning, re-grouting, or repairs as needed, so your beautiful stonework maintains its lustrous look for decades to come. With proper care, marble and travertine used indoors usually require the most conditioning.

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For decades, Simulated Keystone has been the leading provider and installer of simulated stone products. From backsplash and accent walls to compliment natural light, to outdoor kitchens and fire pits for beautiful entertainment areas, to driveways and walkways that add value to your property, we aim to bring our client’s visions to life. If you are looking to refresh your home or property’s look, we will work with you to explore your options and make your decor needs a reality.