Travertine Tiles & Pavers are the most beautiful and durable options for your outdoor space. These building stones have a rich history, particularly used in the design of the Colosseum. Made from natural stone, Travertine Pavers & Tiles are available in assorted colours and styles to suit any taste. Travertine pavers are also a popular material for pool decks, patios and walkways. If you want to add style and beauty to your home, consider using outdoor Travertine Tiles or Travertine Pavers. They are a classy natural stone highly demanded by homeowners.
Known for their density and robustness, these stones are the best pick. In other words, Travertine Pavers & Tiles stand out with their soft colours and stylish appearance. Travertine Tiles & Paver offer subtle brilliance in aged-tumbled, crisp, clean, sawn and slightly distressed finishes.
30mm Travertine pavers are ideal for outdoors. Travertine paving done on flooring withstands weather extremities and stays in shape for eternity. Therefore, they are advisable for patios, driveways, pool surrounds or walkways. Travertine pavers are tough yet feel soft under bare feet. Additionally, they stay cool even in scorching summers. Travertine Pavers & Tiles, both, absorb the coolness from the ground beneath, keeping the temperature controlled. Hence Travertine pool pavers are popular for outdoor applications.
Travertine Tiles, too, cast a spell with their unmatched elegance. The tiles must have a thickness of more than 12mm and less than 30mm. Elegant and chic; Travertine tiles are perfect for walls and indoor applications. Outdoor Travertine tiles can also be used for decorative accents, cornerstones, retaining walls and stone facades.
Every natural stone has multiple pores on the surface, making Travertine paving susceptible to moisture absorption. Hence it is advisable to seal the holes and reduce the stone's porosity, whether Travertine Tiles & Pavers. Doing so protects the surface from moisture, stains or dust accumulation. However, many users prefer the perforations to stay for an authentic rugged look. Nonetheless, if sealed properly, outdoor Travertine tiles are easy to maintain. And the same goes for Travertine pavers as well. You only need mild detergents or pH-neutral cleaners to clean outdoor Travertine Tiles & Pavers.
Travertine Tiles & Pavers are an excellent selection if you are looking for luxurious and stylish pool-building materials. Travertine pool pavers and tiles are preferred for pool decks and patios. Travertine pool tiles are made from this natural stone have a unique and elegant look. They are available in various colours and can be customised to match your home's style. Travertine paving is also durable and easy to maintain, making it a desirable alternative for both residential and commercial pools.
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Travertine is a type of limestone formed by natural spring mineral deposits. It has calcite, a sedimentary stone, that is formed by the rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate. Other minerals combine with calcite to form the distinctive swirls and movements characterising Travertine.
2. Can we use Travertine as pool pavers?
Yes, Travertine pavers are a popular choice for many homeowners for landscaping their pools. It offers both aesthetics and functionality.
3. What are the colour options available in travertine pavers?
Stone Depot offers a wide colour range of Travertine pavers including light cream, grey, silver, brown, etc.
4. What are the finishes available in travertine pavers?
Travertine pavers are available in two different finishes. 1) Unfilled & Tumbled 2) Honed and Filled.
5. What are the standard sizes available in Travertine pavers?
The standard sizes of Travertine pavers are 406 x 406 mm, 610 x 406 mm, 610 x 610 mm, and French Pattern. However, we can supply any custom size based on your project needs.
6. What is the standard thickness of Travertine pavers?
The standard thickness of travertine pavers is 30mm.
7. What is a French pattern in Travertine?
French pattern consists of different sizes of stones in a particular fashion. It includes four different sizes of tiles or pavers called a set. The set has one piece of 610×406 mm, one piece of 406×203 mm, two pieces of 406×406 mm, and two pieces of 203×203 mm.
8. Is travertine good for crazy paving?
Travertine is always a good flooring choice because of its sheer beauty. Crazy Paving with Travertine is perfect for any surface, whether indoor, or outdoor. Travertine Crazy Pavers are of the highest quality and come in a variety of sized layout options and are suitable for many areas.
9. What is a French pattern in Travertine?
French pattern consists of different sizes of stones in a particular fashion. It includes four different sizes of tiles or pavers called a set. The set has one piece of 610×406 mm, one piece of 406×203 mm, two pieces of 406×406 mm, and two pieces of 203×203 mm.
10. What does Honed Travertine mean?
Honed Travertine has an even and smoothened surface with a matte appearance. This finish lends a soft look and good footing to the stone. The term ‘honed’ is synonymous with polished minus the shine.
11. Are Travertine pool copings available with Stone Depot?
Yes, Travertine pool copings are available with us. Feel free to contact one of our representatives to know more about Travertine pool coping prices and availability.
12. What options of edges are available in Travertine?
Stone Depot offers three types of Travertine pool copings in the market. We offer normal tumbled, bullnose, drop edge and drop face pool coping in Travertine.
13. Whether the dropface / dropedge that we supply is a joint piece or a single piece?
Suppliers generally supply a joint drop face/drop edge which is not advisable for use around pools. Stone Depot offers a drop face/drop edge in a single cut piece. Our drop face retains the durability and strength that Travertine offers as a stone.
14. What makes the Travertine suitable for outdoor or pool paving?
Unlike other natural stones, Travertine remains cool. It absorbs coolness from the ground beneath that keeps the stone cool even under direct sunlight. You can also walk on it barefoot non hesitantly. Also, the Unfilled and Tumbled variety of Travertine pavers have a rugged surface. They offer a good grip, making Travertine suitable for outdoor or pool paving.
15. Will Travertine absorb water?
Being a natural stone, Travertine is highly porous and will absorb water if not sealed.
16. Will Travertine fade in the sun?
Sealant applied on Travertine helps retain its natural colour. It also prevents the stone from fading under the sun to a great extent. Hence, we highly recommend sealing Travertine.
17. Do Travertine pavers get heated under the sun?
Travertine does not get too hot, even in a warm climate or when the tile or paver is directly under the sun. This happens because it absorbs the coolness of Earth beneath instead of the sun’s heat. Hence it remains cool in all seasons.
18. What things should I consider before choosing Travertine?
Travertine comes with natural pores on the surface. These pores let the heat transfer but don’t hold the heat; this permits the stone to stay cool to touch. Numerous Travertine choices come with pores filled with a concrete-based filler before finishing. These fillers ultimately are removed later, depending on the usage and traffic.
In case you want a material that gives a good grip, choose unfilled Travertine. The open pores offer a good footing and are safe to step on. If you need Travertine tiles for indoor flooring, go for filled and honed or polished Travertine. The smoothened surfaces are suitable for indoor setups without letting dust or debris accumulate within the stone.
19. Are honed Travertine tiles slippery?
Honed Travertine tiles mean they are polished but lack that shine. Though unfilled and tumbled Travertine provides a better grip, honed ones are not very slippery either. This is why they are suitable for indoor usage.
20. What is Travertine pool coping?
Pool copings are borders of pools that give a safe surface to swimmers while entering or exiting the pool. Travertine pool copings offer great aesthetics to pool areas besides concealing the underlying steel rods. Copings also prevent water from splashing out of the pool shell. Travertine pool copings look attractive also offer a better grip that prevents falls.
21. Will I get uniform colours in Travertine Pavers?
No, not really. Since Travertine is a natural stone, no two pieces are the same. They always have some differences in colour patterns or textures. This happens because of natural mineral deposits that happen randomly in each stone slab, implying there will be naturally occurring differences in each stone. The same is bound to happen with Travertine pavers as well.
22. Does sealing affect the grip of Travertine flooring?
Unfilled Travertine comes with natural pores which offer a good grip. However, sealing the stones is a must to protect them from dust accumulation and moisture damage. The unfilled version of Travertine pool copings and Travertine pool pavers too need to be sealed. In fact, all Travertine floor tiles, and Travertine pavers need a layer of sealant. But sealing does not affect any other property. The stone retains its natural attribute.
23. Do Travertine pool pavers break or crack easily?
Travertine pool pavers are very durable and do not break or crack so easily, that is if no external force is being used. They stand up well to foot traffic and extreme temperatures. However, there are chances they crack when struck forcefully by something heavy. Handle Travertine Pavers with care, and they remain intact for a long time.
24. How long do Travertine pool copings last?
Travertine pool copings can last a lifetime if you maintain them well. The first step is to seal them so that they don’t get damaged by moisture or dust accumulation. Secondly, install them properly and seal them periodically. These steps would make Travertine pool copings last long.
25. Is Travertine crazy paving available with Stone Depot?
Stone Depot has crazy pavers in Limestone, Bluestone, and Sandstone. We are yet to include Travertine Crazy Paving in our product selection.
26. Are Travertine pool pavers more durable than Bluestone pool pavers?
Bluestone is known for its endurance and resilience. Though Travertine pool pavers measure 30mm in thickness and are quite durable, Bluestone pavers rank higher in this aspect. Both the stones have special properties, unique to each. Unless something heavy strikes Travertine pool pavers, they remain intact.
27. Where can Travertine stone be used?
Travertine is a versatile stone with multiple uses. You can use Travertine tiles and pavers for your outdoor and indoor spaces. For outside, Travertine pavers and tiles can be used as pool surrounds, pool coping, patios, verandhas and more. They are used in areas where the footfall is low. We wouldn’t use Travertine tiles and pavers for driveways where the traffic is much higher than the spaces we discussed.
28. Can I use Travertine tiles and Travertine pavers in outdoor areas?
Yes, absolutely. You can use Travertine tiles and Travertine pavers for your outdoor areas, such as:
Pool surrounds- Travertine pavers and tiles give a good grip, making it a fantastic choice for pool surrounds. You can also go for Travertine pavers or Travertine tiles for pool coping. You can choose the edge of these Travertine pavers and tiles according to the look you are aiming for.
Patio- Travertine pavers and tiles are frequently used in outdoor settings. If you want a natural stone that will look good on your patio, you should strongly consider Travertine tiles and Travertine pavers.
Fireplace surround- Another application for travertine pavers is as a fireplace surround. The natural stone will be visually appealing and draw the fireplace’s attention.
Pathways- When used as a pathway surface, travertine pavers look stunning. Because the pathway serves as an entrance to the home, using travertine pavers and tiles can help you make an excellent first impression.
29. Can I use Travertine tiles and Travertine pavers around the pool?
Yes, of course. Travertine is the most popular product at present around the pools. Its soothing colours compliment the pool setup. Travertine is hence a highly recommended product for use in pool projects.
30. Is Travertine suitable for saltwater pools?
Yes, Travertine is suitable for a saltwater pool, provided you follow a proper installation procedure and care for the stone. Use a high-quality water-repellent, impregnating sealer on Travertine.
31. Can a 12mm thick Travertine tile be used as a pool coping?
12 mm thick Travertine can also be used as a pool coping. However, we recommend thicker tiles of at least 30mm. Remember, pool copings are for your safety. The thicker the copings, the better are the safety features. We hence generally recommend using 30mm Travertine pavers as pool copings.
32. Is Travertine tile or Travertine paver suitable for an alfresco?
Yes. Travertine is a great choice for Alfresco. It gives an attractive look to your open area. Besides, it is a durable stone that lasts long if maintained properly.
33. Can Travertine be used for wall cladding?
Yes. Travertine is an excellent choice for cladding the façade, exterior, or interior wall. It is an icon of modernity and class and adds a refined aesthetic touch.
34. Can Travertine pavers be laid on sand?
Yes, you can lay Travertine pavers on a sand/dirt bed. However, it will solely depend on site condition and usage. We recommend leveling it up and a proper installation method for a smooth finish. You must check the feasibility with your tiler.
35. Can Travertine pavers be laid on concrete?
Yes, Travertine pavers can be mud set atop an existing concrete bed. This process is also called wet-set.
36. What Travertine tiles can be used for indoor application?
You can use Unfilled & Tumbled or Honed & Filled travertine tiles for indoor spaces.
37. Can Travertine tiles be used in bathroom?
Yes, Travertine is quite suitable for use in a bathroom. However, apply sealant on it for protection against moisture and block the porosity of the stone. It is advisable to seal regularly depending on the usage and quality of water.
38. Are Travertine bathroom tiles moisture sensitive?
Travertine has natural pores on its surface. These holes make the stone susceptible to moisture absorption. Hence, it is good to seal them to block their porosity. Doing so makes Travertine bathroom tiles durable.
39. Can I use Travertine pavers on driveway?
Travertine pavers are suitable for a lightweight driveway. It is a durable and strong natural stone. If Travertine with a thickness of 30mm or more is installed properly on concrete flooring, it would last long while adding to the beauty of your house. However, you must check the feasibility of your tiles before installation.
40. Can I use Travertine cobblestone for driveway?
Yes, you can use Travertine cobblestone for driveways. Travertine is resilient, and durable which can take heavy footfall. We recommend using at least 30mm or a thicker option for driveways.
41. Are the Travertine tiles or Travertine pavers suitable for residential and commercial projects?
Travertine tiles or Travertine pavers are suitable for both types of projects, whether residential or commercial. Feel free to choose from our offerings that elevate your project space. 30mm Travertine pavers are apt for use in driveways, patio, an alfresco, garden area, and pool area. We recommend Travertine tiles for spaces like walls, indoor floor, countertop, or outdoor low traffic outdoor areas.
42. How long do Travertine tiles or Travertine pavers last?
Travertine is one of the hardest natural stones that last many years if installed and maintained well. Travertine tiles are robust and dense. They retain their shine and solidity even in the harshest weather conditions or physical wear & tear.
43. Why to choose Travertine over Concreting or other flooring material?
Travertine is one of the best stones you can choose over concrete or other flooring materials. One main reason is that Travertine tiles are 20%-30% cooler than their counterparts. Simple logic is the fact that Travertine absorbs the coolness from the Earth beneath. Especially in outdoor setups, Travertine tiles prove to be cool where you can walk bare feet. Besides this, they are easy to install and don't require lengthy installation time. To top it all, they are strong and durable. Travertine flooring material also comes in a variety of colours and textures which can create a beautifully unique appearance on your property. You do not have to add any additional design element for the beauty of the flooring.
44. Is there any colour preference for different application like patio, pool, driveway?
There are various colours in which a Travertine tile or paver comes in. We have Silver Travertine, Classic Travertine, and Cashew Blend Travertine you can choose from. If you want to make your pool area or outdoor area stand out in contrast to lush green nature, we suggest choosing Silver Travertine or Silver Blue Travertine. The soft grey colours enhance the colour of pool water or dark fixtures. If you are in love with subtle warm shades, go for Classic or Cashew blend Travertine. No particular colour scheme goes with different types of project applications. It is entirely your choice to pick the hue that matches your need.
45. What different overheads are to be considered for Travertine installation?
We supply premium quality Travertine tiles and pavers at the most competitive pricing in the market. If you choose to install them yourself, it would involve the cost of materials for installation like grout, adhesives, and others. If you opt for a professional tiler or landscaper, you can additionally incur their service charge for installation along with earlier expenses mentioned.
46. What are the benefits of using Travertine Tiles in pool areas?
Travertine Tiles are highly recommended for use around pool areas. Besides great aesthetics and appeal, here are the functional benefits of using Travertine Tiles in pool decks or pool surrounds:
47. Where can I use Travertine Tiles in my kitchen area?
Travertine tiles are versatile and can be out to use in multiple ways. Due to their aesthetics and ease of maintenance, homeowners don’t shy away from using them in the kitchen. Here are three ideas to use Travertine Tiles in the kitchen area:
48. Are Travertine Tiles better than Marble Tiles for outdoor use?
Travertine and marble share a lot of similarities. However, when it comes to outdoor use, Travertine tiles emerge as the better option.
Since marble tiles are dense and durable, they are preferred in commercial spaces. Travertine tiles get high preference in residential projects. Both the stones have natural pores, but Travertine, being more porous can hold water and offer a good grip. This property makes Travertine tiles perfect for outdoor applications like the patio, pool, or the alfresco. Marble being polished and smoother is more suited for indoors. In short, Travertine tiles (the unfilled version) are better for outdoor usage when compared to marble tiles.
49. Is it possible to install Travertine Pavers over an existing driveway?
You can easily install Travertine Pavers over existing concrete or asphalt driveways. However, the driveway should be in good condition. Inspect the existing driveway and repair if required. It ensures an adequate foundation for Travertine. Do repair cracks, chips, or holes to achieve a flat surface. This process would prevent damage to Travertine pavers in the future.
50. Can Travertine floor tiles be used as stepping stones?
Stepping stones are irregular shaped stones that are used outside in gardens walkways and sidewalks. They should measure 30mm in thickness to endure weathering and outdoor traffic. Travertine floor tiles have a thickness of 12mm which is not suitable as stepping stones.
51. How easy are Travertine pavers to install?
Travertine pavers are relatively easier to install than most other pavers. They can be mud-set or dry-set and are suitable to be laid in a range of areas. Installing Travertine pavers requires a wet saw to cut them according to the size and space for which it is needed. Cutting them is not difficult, though it takes some time to get used to it. If you’re unsure which method to use before beginning a travertine paver installation project, the dry-set process is your best bet. This method is simple to implement and works in both Southern and Northern climates. Dry setting your travertine pavers or travertine tiles also makes it easier to replace a paver if necessary. Mud-set installation is only suitable for Southern climates, is more time-consuming, and does not allow you to replace your travertine pavers easily.
52. What is the process of laying Travertine pavers around pools?
Laying Travertine pavers around pools is quite simple. Excavate the area and level the soil. Uneven or non-uniform levels will only result in an irregular pattern of travertine pavers being laid. Following that, a fabrication sheet will be laid on top of the soil. Lay a fabrication sheet and add a crushed limestone base about 4 inches thick. Prepare a dry setting bed by combining dry sand and cement. There is no need to add any water. Now the mixture has been screeded, and the base has been prepared, begin laying travertine pavers on top of the prepared base. start by placing from the path’s edge to the inside. We suggest laying travertine pavers from left to right. Also, start from a faraway corner and work your way backwards. Lay the travertine pavers in a continuous line using a string, one by one.
53. Do Travertine tile or Travertine paver needs to be sealed?
It is advisable to seal all the natural stones with a deep penetrating sealant. Sealing should be as per the guidelines provided by the respective sealant provider.
54. How can I seal Travertine tiles or Travertine pavers?
The first time you should apply sealant on Travertine Tiles is during their installation. Afterward, Travertine Tiles should be sealed periodically, depending on their usage and cleaning frequency. The regularity of sealing can vary between one to three years. Of course, you would apply a sealant as soon you detect damages or change in colour of Travertine. On a clean surface, free of dirt or debris), apply sealant with a brush, cloth pad, or sprayer. Allow a minimum of thirty minutes between the application of two coats. After the final coat, wait for at least four hours for the sealant to dry up. If the tile does not absorb the sealer within five minutes of application, wipe it off. To test if Travertine tiles have absorbed the sealant, put a few drops of water. If the droplets remain unabsorbed by the tiles and you notice no colour change, then the sealer has been applied successfully.
55. How many coats of sealant is recommended on Travertine?
Generally, tilers or installers recommend two layers of sealer. Coating Travertine with sealant ensures the stone becomes stain-free and gets a longer shelf life.
56. What effect does a sealant have over Travertine?
A sealer ensures that Travertine retains its colour and prevents fading.
57. Does Travertine darken when sealed?
An enhancing sealer would darken the stone, otherwise not. You should always do a sample test on one area of the tile or paver to see if it darkens or not.
58. Do you need to re-seal the Travertine after 2 years?
We recommend you reseal your Travertine tile or paver every 2-3 years to protect it from damage and make them look fresh.
59. Why grouting the Travertine tile or Travertine paver is recommended?
Even after the honing process on the Travertine tile or Travertine paver, there would still be natural holes or pores left on the surface. These should be filled with grouting material during the grouting process to help in stabilizing the stone. Grouting also gives a distinctive characteristic look and finish to Travertine.
60. How do we grout Travertine?
Grouting Travertine is quite simple. Grout is available in a variety of materials. Mixing the grout is followed by sweeping in on joints. However, you must test on a small area before finishing the job. The type of brush and tools you use also impact the success of grouting. The process remains the same for almost all stones, with a few exceptions.
61. What colour grout is best for Travertine?
We would recommend using a neutral colour grout for using on Travertine. Your tiler or landscaper will be the right person to suggest the grouting material, keeping in mind the final design and appearance you are trying to achieve.
62. Does sealer darken the grout?
The grout sealer would make it one or two shades darker but it won't change the colour of the grout.
63. How long does it take for Travertine sealer to dry?
Although you can use your Travertine floor two to three hours after sealing, you must wait for at least twenty-four hours. It allows sufficient time to cure the surface. We recommend you wait for a minimum of twelve hours.
64. How do I clean zero grout lines on the Travertine tile floor?
An alkaline grout cleaner shall do the job fine. We recommend you avoid any acid-based cleaner as it will etch your Travertine stone. Discuss with your professional tiler or landscaper about the grout cleaned and the type of cleaner to be used for cleaning zero grout lines.
65. Are Travertine tiles or Travertine pavers hard to maintain?
On the contrary, Travertine pavers are easier to maintain when compared to Granite or Marble. No expensive cleaners or maintenance products are required. Warm water and soap along with dry mopping are enough for Travertine pavers' maintenance.
66. Does Travertine stain?
Since Travertine is a natural stone, it has pores and natural voids. These should be treated with the process of grouting and sealing. Due to the stone's porosity, Travertine is vulnerable to stains. However, sealing would minimize the risk to a great extent.
67. What is recommended to clean the Travertine, stains mostly.
We recommend sealing Travertine before installation to reduce the risk for stains. But in case coffee or a drink spills over, use a sponge or soft cloth to clean the stain.
68. Are Travertine tiles or Travertine pavers hard to clean?
With time Travertine might start looking dull with an accumulation of dust and dirt. If Travertine tiles are sealed, the chances of them getting dirty reduces. It is easy to clean Travertine Tiles. Just sweep or mop the tiles regularly to keep dust particles away.
69. Can I use vinegar to clean Travertine?
The best way to clean Travertine is with a hot water sponge and stone cleaner. Do not use vinegar, ammonia, lemon, or orange to clean Travertine.
70. How to clean the Travertine pool deck?
You should clean your Travertine pool deck atleast once a year to maintain its life. Use clean water and if there is a hard layer of dirt over it, you could also use water spray. The other way to clean is to use a brush with soft bristles for removing the dirt.
71. What is the best way to restore Travertine?
Restoring the Travertine stone is an easy process. Strip excessive material and dirt from the surface, clean it with a sponge or soft cloth, fill the breaks or chippings with cement-based grout, polish the surface and seal it.
72. Why should we avoid strong chemicals to get rid of stains on Travertine pavers?
Travertine Pavers are acid-sensitive. Strong chemicals may cause permanent damage to Travertine. Just mop the floor regularly to avoid dust build-up. Immediately clean liquid spills before they stain the stone. Warm soapy water is more than enough to get rid of stains. If soapy water does not clean the stains, try this alternative method: Combine equal parts of baking soda and water with mild detergent to form a thick paste. Cover the stains with this paste and let it sit for half an hour. This process should be helpful to remove the stains from Travertine pavers.
73. Which products should you avoid using on Travertine to clean it?
Please avoid acidic cleaners like bleach, ammonia, or vinegar, as they can damage the surface. Also, avoid cleaners with abrasive nature. Try using a soft cloth/broom or dry mop for frequent cleaning.
74. Is spraying bleach on Travertine recommended?
Typically, bleach is a quick solution to clean surfaces. However, we do not recommend using bleach on Travertine as it is a porous stone. Bleach is a harsh chemical that erodes and damages Travertine tiles and pavers eventually. Use a mild and effective cleaning agent and check with your tiler or retailer about the type of bleach.
75. What is the best way to maintain Travertine floors?
The best way to maintain the Travertine floor is to use a dry mop to remove the dirt accumulated on the surface. Just use a soft mop with warm water to clean the floors. We recommend Travertine-specific floor cleaner in case of harsh stains.
76. What is the minimal grouting space recommended between Travertine tiles?
1/4″ spacing between Travertine tiles is the minimal space recommended. It would look natural and minimal as per your requirement.
77. Can Travertine be polished once it's sealed?
A Travertine tile or paver can be polished after being sealed. The gloss or sheen can be increased but if you are concerned about the integrity of the sealer, simply re-seal it. It will help you to prep your Travertine floor to minimize the impact of a spill or stain.
78. How do I prevent weed from growing between Travertine pavers?
Weed-growth is less likely in properly installed Travertine tiles or Travertine pavers. You need to ensure a tightly packed sand bed for the foundation of the pavers. Add more polymeric sand to keep the pavers in place and prevent weed formation. However, weed growth is inevitable in case the area does not receive ample natural light or is in a humid place. You can sprinkle baking soda in the cracks or grout joints to kill the existing weed and prevent new growth.
79. How can I use white vinegar to kill weed from my Travertine pavers?
White vinegar is safe to use on Travertine pavers. It does not discolour or damage the stone. Just fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray the solution between the joints. Let vinegar reach into the sand. After a few hours rinse away the vinegar with a garden hose. Generally, this process does not harm the surrounding plants nor cause fading of pavers. However, it is advisable to conduct a patch test beforehand.
80. What should I consider for grouting Travertine?
Travertine is a sedimentary stone. During its formation, freshwater keeps running over it, resulting in holes. You can fill these holes with cement-based grouting material. The grout would eventually get removed due to wear & tear and traffic. You could reseal the stone if you find the original filler has worn through.
81. Can I wax Travertine floors?
Waxing Travertine floors is not a good idea, especially in the unfilled version. Use a special polish meant for Travertine if the glossy shine of Travertine has faded. You can buff Travertine to make it shiny. However, use a very soft cloth.
82. What causes holes in Travertine?
Freshwater keeps running in places where Travertine is formed. This process creates holes on the surface of the stone. You can fill these holes with grouting material during installation. You can also buy factory-filled Travertine which is generally for inside use.
83. What are the holes in Travertine called?
Consider your Travertine as Swiss cheese as it has holes throughout. These holes are called “Vug”, “Vugg” or “Vugh” which differs in the mineral composition from the Travertine itself, composed mainly of calcium carbonate.
84. What makes the Travertine from Turkey so popular?
Travertine in Turkey is available in abundance, and the production capacity is massive that can fulfill any quantity of the order. In addition, the pricing is reasonable that the counterparts without compromising on the quality. Turkish Travertine has high durability and can withstand extreme weather conditions like direct sunlight or cold.
85. Can I drive on a Travertine tile?
The answer in simple terms would be a “Yes” provided you opt for a 30mm thick option and it is installed properly.
86. How much wastage should I consider while ordering?
The industry standard dictates that you should consider 10% wastage while ordering a natural stone.
87. Can I get Travertine in customized sizes?
Yes. With sufficient lead time, we can arrange any customized size in Travertine.
88. Can I steam mop Travertine flooring?
Yes, it is safe to use steam mop on Travertine flooring.
89. How frequently should outdoor Travertine Tiles be sealed?
Outdoor Travertine Tiles are susceptible to moisture damage or staining if not sealed. It is advisable to seal them once or twice annually, depending on the exposure to traffic and weather extremities.
90. Can I pour boiling water on Travertine pavers to get rid of the thick layer of soil and dirt?
It is advisable to use warm water to clean Travertine pavers and tiles. Warm water is sufficient to cut through the soil and dirt layer accumulated on the surface. Pouring hot water directly on Travertine may lead to damage to the sealant and subsequently the stone’s colour. Maintain your Travertine pavers regularly to avoid this situation.
91. Is it normal for Travertine pavers to crack? Why do they crack anyway?
Travertine pavers can crack for several underlying reasons. One of them could be loose tiles that are susceptible to cracking. In case there are voids or gaps under the stone that aren’t providing enough provide, it could lead to cracking. If Travertine is installed on concrete, there are possibilities for cracks in the slab that travel to the stone. Heavy impact is also among the reasons why Travertine Pavers crack.
92. Do Travertine pavers darken over time?
Often stain solutions are the reason for Travertine pavers darkening over time. However, the stains remain confined on the surface only and don’t always penetrate through the ston
93. Can I deep clean Travertine pavers on my own?
It is advisable not to. DIY projects often prompt you the usage of vinegar, vacuum cleaning, and other green alternatives. Rather call professionals to deep clean Travertine pavers. Regular maintenance will not lead to the situation of deep cleaning the pavers.
94. What is unfilled Travertine and what goes inside filled Travertine?
Travertine is a type of sedimentary rock formed in hot springs and caves. During their formation, water movements from springs erode the stone and create holes or crevices on the surface. Unfilled Travertine pavers have surface pores that promote traction even when wet. It’s also extremely powerful. As a result, unfilled Travertine is ideal for pathways and patio pavers. Because unfilled Travertine pavers or tiles are valuable, many people use them in landscaping. It has a distinct yet classic appearance. When a stone is filled, the factory fills it with a polyester “fill” and seals any large holes in the travertine pavers or tiles. Unfilled Travertine lacks the factory’s polyester fill and typically appears more rustic.
95. What different grades are available in Travertine?
Travertine tiles or pavers come in three different qualities/grades: Commercial, Standard, and Premium. We are a strong advocate of providing value for money to our customers. Therefore, we only deal in premium quality Travertine. As the name suggests, premium quality Travertine pavers or tiles are the most recommended for your dream project, be it a Pool Surround, Pool Coping, Backyard Paving, Patio, Verandah, Courtyard, and Pathway.
96. Does Travertine have high variation in colour?
Travertine being a natural stone evokes a unique colour tone and finish to every tile and paver cut from the stone block. Due to the extraction of stone naturally, all tiles or pavers have a unique and distinctive colour tone on the surface.
97. What is the life expectancy of a Travertine tile or Travertine paver?
Travertine is one of the most durable products and is known for its rugged finish. Travertine tiles or Travertine pavers can last for over 100 years if well cared for. Experts suggest re-sealing the product to make them look fresh and prevent them from staining or damage.
98. Does Travertine tile or Travertine paver break easily?
Travertine tiles are low maintenance and with a little care, the stone would last your lifespan. Proper installation and care have to be taken to make the Travertine tiles durable. This includes cleaning the surface with dry or slightly dense mop and application of penetrating sealers periodically. In case of spills, you should clean them immediately. Travertine tiles do not need to be washed regularly. Mopping once a week or once in two weeks is more than enough. Travertine can withstand freeze-thaw cycles with ease when compared to other building materials. Even in extreme weather conditions like cold or heat, you wouldn't need to worry about the stone's upkeep.
99. Will there be a stain if there is a wine spill on Travertine tile or Travertine paver?
Unsealed Travertine would have a high chance of getting a stain after a wine spill on the Travertine tile surface. We would always recommend sealing the Travertine tile to make it stain-resistant. In case of a wine spill, the best would be to clean it immediately to lessen the chances of staining Travertine tiles. However, if the stains are stubborn, use warm soapy water to get rid of them. Pat the area dry after removing the stain.
100. Does Travertine withstand wear and tear like Granite?
Granite is the hardest substance on the planet after diamond. Hence Granite and Travertine have no match in terms of strength. Talking about durability, Travertine is tough enough to withstand daily wear and tear. It does not crack or chip easily. Its strength allows its usage in outdoor places like pool surrounds, walkways, patio, or alfresco, where it can withstand regular footfall and weather fluctuations.
101. Is your Travertine Crosscut or Vein-Cut?
We offer Travertine in Crosscut, which doesn’t always display a vein age pattern. The Crosscut variation offers more uniformity and regularity in the background. Also, the variation features a plainer background, with some darker and clouded areas. This variation is neutral and pattern-free and is suitable for pairing with other natural stones.
102. Is Travertine suitable for use in cold climate?
Travertine pavers can withstand cold weather if properly installed. A premium product quality also matters. Stone Depot's products are of the highest grade of quality, making them suitable for all kinds of climatic conditions. For mud-set Travertine pavers, flex bond adhesive is recommended, instead of cement-based mortar. This would prevent the cracking of the stone in freeze-thaw cycle.
103. Is investing in Travertine pavers worth it?
Travertine pavers withstand temperature fluctuations and physical weathering with ease. The durable stone is the best as driveway pavers and patio pavers. Its ability to remain cool makes it ideal for walkways, pool surrounds, and alfresco. With their luxurious look and incredible durability, Travertine pavers are totally worth it.
104. Is Travertine from Turkey the best?
Yes, Travertine from turkey is the best for residential and commercial projects. It has more even colour tone with less variation and offers more durability.
105. What is the difference between Travertine Tiles and Travertine Pavers?
The difference between Travertine Tiles and Travertine Pavers lies in their thickness which influences their subsequent usage. Ideally, Travertine tiles have a thickness of 12 mm, whereas Travertine pavers are 30mm or more. Tiles are typically for indoor or decor applications, while pavers imply outdoor use. Hence Travertine tiles are used in shower places, indoor flooring, walling, or backsplash. On the other hand, Travertine pavers are recommended for use in patio, balcony, alfresco, or other outdoor places.
106. What is the difference between Travertine & Limestone?
Travertine and limestone are both sedimentary stones. They both are popular for their soft earthy tones and neutral colour variations and textures. Both have their unique places in the architectural world.
107. Do Travertine tiles or Travertine pavers come without colour variation?
There would always be a colour variation in Travertine. This variation adds to the beauty. The only thing you could ensure is to buy a premium quality Travertine as it would have less colour variation overall.
108. Are Travertine and Marble the same?
Both the stones are made from limestone and share similar properties but are not the same. Travertine has visible holes on its surface formed from the ejection of gases and hot water during the formation process. Marble is relatively smoother and has a more polished look minus the tiny holes. Travertine has warmer shades like beige, cream, or silver-grey while Marble is found in different colours with contrasting veins running across the surface
109. How much do Travertine pavers and Travertine tiles cost on an average?
The cost of Travertine pavers and tiles depends on their quality, size, type of finish, and availability. Unfilled Travertine, with numerous perforations on its surface, requires sealing and regular maintenance. This cost of maintenance adds to the cost of Travertine. Similarly, Travertine with fewer surface pores is less prone to damage, requires lesser maintenance, and therefore costs less. As a wholesale supplier, we offer Travertine at the best market price. Better quality commands a higher price. However, ordering bulk or wholesale quantities makes it cost-effective. To enquire about the cost or to know more about Travertine, contact us on 1300 830 274 or write to us at [email protected]
110. Why do all Travertine tiles or Travertine pavers look different?
Travertine is a natural stone and it depicts distinguished patterns during its formation. These patterns are also present when the stone is cut in the form of tiles or pavers. These variations make the project space versatile and add an impressive element overall. Natural stones have a natural tendency to look unique from other pieces. Seldom do two stones look alike. Every stone is a product of nature and variations in colour or appearance is bound to happen.
111. How does Stone Depot maintain the quality of Travertine?
Stone Depot buys Travertine directly from quarries in Turkey. These stocks are of premium quality. We choose stones that complement the Australian weather conditions. Our stones are carefully cut, processed, and packaged. We inform our customers to maintain Travertine tiles and pavers. Using a dry mop or doing frequent dusting will prevent the accumulation of dust or debris. Also, please refrain from using harsh chemicals or acids to clean the stone. Periodic sealing of Travertine pavers and tiles would keep them safe without affecting the quality. Stone Depot is one of the largest suppliers of natural stones in Australia and has accomplished large-scale projects. The trust that customers have in us is because of our commitment to quality and excellence.
112. Does Travertine comes in cobblestone as well?
Yes, it does. We can also supply cobblestones made of Travertine but on an order basis only.
113. Is Travertine good for countertops and outdoor benches?
Indeed it is. Travertine is easy to cut and shape. Also, Travertine pavers and tiles remain cool even in sunlight. These properties make Travertine tiles great for countertops and outdoor benches
114. Does travertine crack easily?
Travertine is a type of terrestrial limestone known for its robust and durable features. However, using it in high-traffic areas is not recommended, as some natural stones can crack in such areas. It can also crack if not installed correctly, and a lot of weight is subjected to it, like the patio or any outdoor space.
115. What is special about travertine?
Being one of the most durable natural stones, travertine tiles and pavers are available in assorted colours. Not only this, but travertine also comes in a few finishes that are appropriate for various applications. The stone is available in two different finishes “honed and unfilled and honed and filled” each with its own style appeal and usage.
116. What are the pros and cons of travertine?
Some of the pros of using travertine are that it has unbelievable durability. It can survive harsh weather and heavy foot traffic without cracking or chipping until and unless some external force is applied. One of the cons of using travertine is choosing your cleaning agents carefully. Avoid harsh cleaning agents like ammonia, bleach, vinegar, or other acidic compounds.
117. Is travertine outdated?
No, travertine tiles or pavers are not outdated. Due to their durability and enduring beauty, travertine tiles and pavers are used in more contemporary construction projects. This natural stone can be utilised inside or outside any structure because it is so versatile, making it a popular choice.
118. Does travertine increase home value?
Yes, one of the premium natural stones available increases the home value. Whenever someone wants to re-sell their home, some renovation is needed. Natural stones like travertine increase the long-term value of your home, in contrast to manufactured items like ceramic or porcelain tiles that deteriorate over time.
119. Where do you deliver in Australia?
Stone Depot’s warehouse is in Sydney and Brisbane. We deliver pan Australia including the following:
NSW: Sydney, Bathurst, Canberra, North Coast, Central Coast, Central West, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Griffith, Hunter, Lithgow, Maitland, Newcastle, Orange, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Taree, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, and more…
QLD: Brisbane, Cairns, Central Queensland, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Hervey Bay, Mackay, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Wide Bay, and more…
120. Why is Travertine sustainable?
Travertine is a type of Limestone, which is a natural stone. It is known to be sustainable since there aren’t a lot of requirement of energy or resources for the production on Travertine unlike cemen.t Travertine is a resilient material that may survive for a long time without requiring a lot of upkeep or repair. Travertine is a recyclable material that can be utilised for various purposes, such as paving stones, building facades and even decorative things. This lessens garbage generation and preserves natural resources.
121. Is Travertine mined in Australia?
There are a few places where Travertine is mined in Australia. But mainly, the stone is exported by wholesalers and suppliers. Australia's Travertine is frequently utilised for various architectural and ornamental tasks, such as flooring, wall cladding and exterior paving. Australian Travertine is distinguished by its distinct colouring and texture, which can change according to the quarry's location and geological features.
122. Is Travertine hard to maintain?
Maintaining Travertine is not that complicated. But it does need some attention to keep it looking its best. Travertine is a porous natural stone that can absorb liquids and stains if improperly sealed. Putting a high-quality sealant on the Travertine's surface is crucial to avoid liquid penetration and staining. Travertine is also susceptible to several chemicals in many cleaning products because of its pores and microscopic carbon dioxide bubbles left behind after the stone's setting process. This is so that cleaning agents can more easily sink into and settle inside the stone due to its porous surface.
Despite the difficulties, try not to worry. If the proper equipment and cleaning supplies are used, cleaning Travertine is incredibly easy. When cleaned properly, the tiles can keep their spotless appearance longer.
123. Do Travertine tiles need grout?
Yes, Travertine tiles do need grout to provide stability, support and moisture protection. Grout is a substance used to fill the spaces or joints between tiles. Without grout, the Travertine tiles would not be firmly held in place and would have gaps between them. It might cause several problems, including shifting, cracking and dirt and moisture buildup. Grout gives the tile installation a neat, polished look, contributing to its visual appeal. Depending on the pattern you want, you can choose from various grout colours that either contrast or complement the Travertine tiles. When installing Travertine tile, selecting the right kind of grout that works with natural stone is crucial. For the precise sort of Travertine tile you use, it is best to get professional advice or adhere to the manufacturer's instructions.
124. How often do you need to seal Travertine?
There are many factors that come into place when we are deciding on how often we need to seal Travertine tiles and pavers. To preserve Travertine's beauty and safeguard it from stains and damage, it is typically advised to seal it every 1 to 3 years. It's crucial to keep in mind that this is only a broad timetable; the actual sealing schedule may change. Travertine is a porous stone, hence if it is not properly sealed, it can absorb liquids and stains. Sealing aids in forming a barrier of defence on the tiles' surface that keeps liquids from soaking through and inflicting harm.
Additionally, it brings out the stone's natural hues and patterns, giving it a bright and polished appearance. It's important to frequently check the condition of your Travertine to determine whether to seal it. It's important to note that places with high usage or those that are frequently moist, like pool areas, can need more frequent sealing. In such circumstances, it is advised to abide by the manufacturer's instructions or seek advice from experts experienced with the kind of Travertine tiles and its upkeep needs.
125. Does salt water ruin Travertine?
Yes, over time, salt water may potentially harm Travertine tiles. The production of efflorescence, a white, powdery residue that might emerge on the surface of the stone, can be caused by the high salt content of saltwater. If the salt is not correctly kept, it can also speed up the disintegration and staining of Travertine tiles. Travertine tiles should be sealed to form a layer of protection and routinely rinsed with fresh water to remove salt buildup and reduce the risk of damage. In salt water conditions, proper upkeep and care can help Travertine tiles maintain their beauty and durability.
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