Did you know that travertine stone was used for some of the very first roads ever laid by the innovative builders of the Roman Empire? Some of those roads still exist today, which just goes to prove how remarkably durable travertine paving is.
These high-density pavers will last more than a lifetime. Add into the mix their low maintenance, and timeless, stylish appeal, it’s easy to understand why they are still so hugely popular all around the world.
The benefits of travertine pavers
A resilient and attractive natural stone product, travertine pavers are highly regarded because of their strength. Of course, you want your outdoor paving to look good, but you want it to be hard wearing and low maintenance too. So when it comes to durability, compared to cement, travertine wins every time. For example, when cut to a size of 600 mm x 400 mm, a cement paver requires a 40 mm thickness to offer the same strength as a 30 mm thick travertine paver.
Not only do travertine pavers look cool, but they offer practical coolness, too.
Travertine paving is much cooler under your feet compared to granite or cement pavers – even in the middle of a hot summer. This makes travertine a perfect choice for outdoor areas, making sure your bare feet won’t fry on a hot Perth summer’s day!
How to install travertine pavers
The installation method is the key to making sure your travertine paving will remain the same as the day it was laid for decades to come.
- Firstly, level is laid and sand base compacted.
- Next, cracker dust and cement are mixed along with a small amount of water to a nice thick consistency that can be bunched into a ball in the hand.
- The cracker dust is then laid onto the compacted sand base, to a thickness of 30 mm.
- Adhesive is applied to the back of the travertine paver and then tapped into the cracker dust.
As a leading importer of travertine pavers across Perth and Western Australia, we can help advise you on all your outdoor travertine paving for pools, patios and floors.