Besides being a beautiful addition to any pool deck, the benefits of installing Travertine pavers extends beyond enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your backyard oasis. If you are like many of our clients who love the look of Travertine but wonder about it’s suitability, here are a few facts that will help clear up common misconceptions about these natural and durable pavers.
Four Myths About Travertine Pavers
Travertine pavers are too slippery for a pool deck.
Fact: Travertine is a natural stone that absorbs water, which minimizes slipping around the pool area.
All travertine has the same look.
Fact: Travertine is formed in quarries near hot mineral springs giving the natural stone so many different beautiful colors from the geological characteristics and geochemical processes. Our travertine selections range from blues and reds to ivorys, blacks, and greys.
Sealing travertine will alter the way the travertine looks.
Fact: There are TWO highly recommended types of sealer you can choose from when sealing your travertine pavers. 1. Natural, which does NOT change the look or color. 2. Enhanced, which will make all the colors in your travertine pop.
Travertine is too hot to be on an outside patio or pool deck.
Fact: Travertine is 20% cooler than concrete pavers and other natural stones.