Travertine Pavers – How To Lay

travertine pavers Laying travertine pavers can be done by anyone. There are simple steps that can easily be followed. Travertine pavers are particularly useful around pools and external areas. These tiles are perfect for your home and would provide the following benefits:

  • Stays cool on you feet
  • Non-Slip surface that would be safe for you and your kids, since it has high co-efficient friction.
  • Withstands changes in weather and erosion
  • Travertine materials improve with age
  • Colours do not fade overtime
  • Requires little maintenance & cleaning
  • Versatile, durable and beautiful

Travertine Pavers: How To Lay

Travertine pavers are used in different places such as streets, churches, parks, market, malls, etc. If you want to start laying travertine pavers, here are simple steps that you should follow:

  1. Excavation:You must first mark the area where you will lay travertine pavers. You can use wooden stakes by marking the ground. Remove the dirt from the area in preparation for installation of the travertine pavers.
  2. Putting Base Material For Laying Travertine Pavers: After removing the turf and dirt in the area and making sure that the surface is leveled, you can put the base materials for laying travertine pavers. The base material could include gravel and crushed stones about 4-inch deep. Also, you can use filter fabric, soil, or geotextile. Use plate compactor to compact this layer.
  3. Adding Sand Layer: After doing the previous steps, you can now add the sand layer, this would generally be about 2-inch deep (if the paver are of similar thickness). On the other hand, you should make your sand layer deeper when the pavers are of different thickness. After bedding, use plate compactor again.
  4. Laying Travertine Pavers: When you lay the pavers, make sure to start in the edges of the area. Use rubber mallet, set the pavers in the sand base.
  5. Stone Cutting: Cut the pavers to fit in area.
  6. Check Levels: Use a spirit level to see if the travertine pavers are in the intended level. You can simply fix the higher pavers by simply removing some layers of sand under it and placing the pavers again.
  7. Joint Fillings: You could simply seal the unfilled joints by sweeping sands over the pavers.
  8. Surface Hosing: Use garden hose to water the pavers’ surface. Repeatedly sweep and water the pavers until it becomes firm.

Travertine Pavers: Important Steps to Laying

Learning the steps for laying the pavers is very important, especially if you have not done it before. You must be careful in every step since each of it is a vital part in making your pavers’ structure firm and strong. You must remember that laying travertine pavers is a work of a professional. By laying travertine pavers on your own, you must learn the instructions very carefully.

You can get further information from where they sell travertine pavers, actually I found the people at Tile Factory Outlet very helpful, they have a tile layer employed who was a great help with his hands on experience, look them up on www.tfo.com.au.

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Tara Burner January 22, 2012 at 8:42 am

Love that the travertine pavers are low maintenance, would hate to have to be constantly cleaning, working on maintaining my pavers.

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Tara Burner January 22, 2012 at 8:38 am

This sounds like it’ll be perfect in the yard and around pool & deck area.

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Emily January 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I went with these for a few reasons. First, I love the fact that you don’t slip down on them. Second, I love the fact that the color doesn’t fade and third, I will that we didn’t have to spend a long time working.

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Jeff January 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

This was great help for me. When I bought this product I was clueless on how to install this. Installed it on my pool deck and LOVED it!

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