Landscaping with Travertine: Why should I use Travertine vs. other paving materials?

Writtey by Elisa on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 9:50 pm. Posted in Landscape construction, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Management, outdoor patio stairs, retaining walls, Travertine Patios, travertine walkways

Travertine is one of the best materials to use when creating a pool deck, patio, driveway or walkway. Travertine has huge advantages over other materials often used in these areas including but not limited to increasing home value. Travertine naturally withstands the elements, including freezing, thawing and heavy rain. Their tumbled, porous surface instantly absorbs water, leaving the surface of the deck practically non-slip. Travertine Pavers also stay cool to the touch. The same can’t be said about other paving materials such as concrete pavers, or other natural paving stones. Travertine comes in many sizes allowing varying designs. A standard “packaged” pattern is a French Pattern which gives a great classic look but with other standard sizes like 6×12, numerous patterns can be configured. Travertine pavers also come in two finishes: Tumbled, most often used on pools and decks, and Brushed & Chisled for driveways, decks and other areas. Thicker slabs can be cut and finished with a bullnose edge for stair treads, pool coping and sitting wall caps. The possibilities with travertine are endless.

For more Travertine information please email KW Landscaping or visit http://travertine-market.com/faq for more information.

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Landscaping with Travertine: What is Travertine?

Writtey by Elisa on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 3:36 pm. Posted in garden landscaping, Landscape construction, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Management, outdoor patio stairs, retaining walls, Travertine Patios, travertine walkways

Travertine is a wonderful stone to consider using for your outdoor stone projects. Travertine is a natural stone such as Marble, Granite, Onyx, Limestone, Slate etc. The key difference between Travertine and other natural stones lies in the formation of the rock, the hardness of the stone and the appearance. Travertine is formed in hot springs and/or limestone caves. Travertine is not the same as Marble or Limestone which falls in the metamorphic rock category. Key characteristics of Travertine stone are the holes within the stone which are caused by carbon dioxide evasion.KW Landscaping recommends using Travertine for the following outdoor projects:

  •  Pool Decks
  • Pool Steps
  • Driveways
  • Patios
  • Walk-ways
  • Outdoor Fireplaces
  • House Walls
  • Outside Stairs

For more Travertine information please check out: http://www.what-is-travertine.com or email KW Landscaping to learn how you may use Travertine in your next Maryland Landscaping project.

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