Travertine Pavers hold up extremely well for outdoor use as they are in the limestone family. The limestone family is full of stones that hold up to the elements, another being marble.
Travertine along with its close cousins, are formed when minerals dissolve in ground water and then are deposited on the earth’s surface in rivers and other water sources. Because of the variety of minerals found in the earth’s surface, travertine comes in a wide variety of natural colours. This makes them a great choice for using as pavers as you can easily find travertine pavers that will match all your other landscape colour schemes.
Many people are familiar with travertine use on the inside of homes. However, travertine pavers can be used outside with great success. One of the main ways travertine pavers can be used is to line a walkway or be used as stones in a walkway. If that is the look you are wanting, it’s best to choose travertine pavers that have a flatter surface.
Travertine pavers are mostly rustic and antique looking and this can give your home and landscape an ‘old world’ effect. It can make it look as if it has been standing for a long time. If you are wanting a Spanish or Tuscan style, travertine pavers, especially the 30mm size of travertine, are ideal for achieving this look.
In landscaping, 30mm travertine pavers also work well as a border around established beds and gardens. Trees greatly benefit from the gracious curves that are possible with travertine pavers, also benefiting are garden beds that have large over-sized shrubs, bushes and hedges. You can also coordinate the colour of the travertine pavers to the type of landscaping plants you have.
To outline or define a small seating area or patio, travertine pavers also work well. The new method is to use an underlayment that allows for filtration of water through the patio so that there is little impact to the environment and also the water will not remain on the patio. To fill in the spaces between the pavers, use sand or small crushed granite which will finish off the look. The results are amazing and are such a focal point. It makes such a great impact in anyone’s back yard that it is often the paver of choice on many home renovation shows.
Sydney Tiles has a great range of quality travertine pavers at amazingly low prices. Come visit us in our Sydney showroom or compare and buy tiles from our online tile store now.