I'm planning on making my own outdoor patio using Bluestone (similar to what you see here: http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/gardening/2827546.html?page=1 ).
My main concern about the project is how slippery it will be and the cost. First, is there a suitable alternative for Florida climate? From what I understand, Bluestone is quarried in the Northern US, so it may be more expensive to ship and sell in Florida. Next question, it seems somewhat slippery and Florida is a generally wet state. Is there something I can spray on it to give it more texture, without compromising the look of the stone?