What are Travertine Pavers?
Travertine is a form of calcium carbonate, resulting by deposition
by springs or rivers. It is a beautiful colored, less coarse
grained, natural stone quarried in Turkey's mountainous regions.
There are also said to be large quantities of travertine in
Italy, Greece and South America.
Travertine has been used in the construction of buildings
since the Roman era. There is also said to be travertine used
in the construction of the pyramids in Egypt.
The Colosseum is one of the largest buildings in the world,
and was mostly constructed with travertine. This was made
possible due to the large deposits of this stone that were
quarried from Tivoli.
The Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, was also built
using travertine, imported from Tivoli specifically for the
Travertine Pavers Benefits
Travertine pavers are ideal for use around the pool and patio
areas, because they will stay cool on your feet and are freeze-thaw
compatible. Travertine pavers have a non-slip surface finish
to offset their high co-efficient of friction. This means
that travertine will provide a safe walking and play surface
area for the whole family.
Travertine pavers can withstand weathering and erosion without
deteriorating. It is known that travertine material improves
with age. Colors will not fade over time, and the stone will
maintain it's natural color for decades.
Another great benefit is that travertine pavers require little
to no maintenance or cleaning. They are simply a natural hard-wearing
stone material. The Roman Colosseum and other buildings made
of travertine that are thousands of years old are still standing
Once travertine is quarried it is then cut into paver size
and thickness, allowing it to be used as a paving material.
Commercially, travertine paving stones have been used for
street pavements, markets, malls, and also churches. Travertine
pavers are also widely used in the landscaping industry. It
can create unique outdoor flooring arrangements for patios,
balconies, walkways, driveways and around the pool. Travertine
is also ideal for use as stepping stones in the garden, borders,
and edging around flower beds.
How does Travertine Compare to Limestone or Marble?
Travertine is a type of "morphed" limestone, where
the lime content has been deposited by water. Limestone is
the youngest of the natural stones - travertine being 50 million
years old, and marble the oldest at 100 million years old.
Limestone is the most commonly used construction stone, featured
in many popular buildings around the world. Travertine is
ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, because it is non-slip
and twice the strength of concrete. Marble, the oldest stone,
constains more veining throughout. Travertine is a much wider
natural stone than marble, and is suitable for all the same
applications as marble.
Now that is a durable product! But you need a professional
to install travertine. The Paver Pros at A.F.N. Landscaping
are definitely the professionals you are looking for. Take
a moment to review our work.
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~ The Paver Pros can provide you with an Outdoor
Kitchen constructed of Natural Stone, Decorative Concrete
Block Systems, or Travertine. Counter tops are typically fabricated
with Granite. The patio flooring can be designed and installed
by AFN using interlocking concrete pavers, travertine, or
flagstone. We can also install a kitchen on your existing
A well designed Outdoor Kitchen can be the perfect solution
for a host who enjoys entertaining and cooking outdoors. We
know from experience that when we entertain and serve food
there is an enormous amount of gathering items and running
around before our guests arrive. A properly designed Outdoor
kitchen can alleviate much of this activity and allow us to
entertain and enjoy ourselves at the same time.
Our designer will meet with you and help you to create your
Outdoor Dream Kitchen.
Some questions you should be able to answer are:
- What kind of cooking will I do outdoors? How often?
- What kind of entertaining will I do? Large groups or
- Will we eat outdoors or bring the food back inside?
- What times of the year will I use this space?
- Will I need to move kitchen components or will I have
them permanently installed?
- What furniture will I have or do I have for the space?
There are almost as many variables in designing an Outdoor
Kitchen as there are when designing an indoor kitchen. However,
as with any thing else your budget is an important part of
this decision making process.
Outdoor Fireplaces can also be incorporated into your entertaining
Contact us today and our Chef will help you to create your
Outdoor Dream Kitchen. Info1@paverpros.com
However, if you just want a pretty kitchen you can always
hire a Chef for your party