OUTDOOR Design & Build
What's the Big Deal About Travertine Pavers?
By: Bryan Gustavson | March 15, 2020
Pavers come in many different forms — various materials, colors, shapes, and textures. Plus they’re very customizable for almost every home project imaginable.
Of those options, what your pavers are made of can make all the difference. And travertine pavers seem to have it all. Just take a look at this great infographic!
Travertine vs Other Pavers – An infographic by the team at Travertine Mart
Countless Orange County homeowners are tearing out their old outdoor concrete slabs and replacing them with beautiful paver stones - especially travertine pavers.
As you can see, the benefits you’ll receive from travertine pavers versus concrete pavers, or even precast pavers, are definitely something to think about when considering your next paver remodel for your pool, driveway, or backyard.
For instance, travertine pavers can last upwards of 25x longer than precast pavers, and even up to 100x longer than concrete pavers.
The average lifespan of concrete pavers is approximately 1-3 years, and precast pavers are somewhere around 4-10 years. By contrast, travertine pavers have an average lifespan of 100+ years. In other words, it’ll probably outlast your house.
What’s more, travertine pavers can better handle those annoying shifting foundations of the house. You know exactly what we’re talking about. You walk outside to your patio with a cup of coffee in hand only to see new cracks in your concrete slabs or brick flooring.
Orange County can also experience sweltering Californian heat. But travertine pavers better withstand extreme temperature fluctuations than most other outdoor materials.
Last but not least, nothing is worse than a slippery concrete poolside. After all, you don’t want your kids falling and hurting themselves just because they tried to set a new cannonball record in the deep end of your pool.
That’s where travertine pavers come in handy. They’re made up of a porous stone allowing water to pass right through them, thus making a slip-resistant surface. So go ahead and let your family safely enjoy your travertine paver pool remodel with peace of mind. New memories await.
Side note: artificial grass compliments travertine pavers perfectly - especially around the pool where water typically splashes onto the surrounding landscape drowning out live grass roots.
Simply put, travertine pavers create a better, safer, and incredibly durable option for your outdoor remodel. This is especially true if you live in an area where:
- house foundations shift,
- seasons can be extreme,
- and your outdoor living area can experience heavier water exposure from the weather or pool.
And since Southern California checks off all 3 of those things, travertine pavers are easily the right choice for your home.
Call us for more information today and see just how vast an improvement travertine pavers can make to your outdoor home project.
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