Segmental Retaining Walls
or SRWs are the best choice when it comes to retaining walls due to
strength and esthetics.
What is Travertine?
Top of the line! Nothing compares to Travertine pavers and coping. In a nutshell, Travertine is natural stone formed by mineral deposits from hot springs. It's uses vary but the most common use is flooring, especially around pools. This product stays cool to the touch, even in direct sunlight and does not create a slick surface when wet. Like marble, it comes in all different colors and is cut to a range of sizes. Travertine.........the ultimate in outdoor flooring.
Travertine French Pattern Pavers consist of the following sizes:
Travertine Tumbled Pavers
Country Classic - 16" x 16" x 2" Tumbled Paver
Noce - 12" x 12" x 2" Tumbled Paver
Also available in 24" x 24" sizes.
Silver - 6" x 12" x 2"
Travertine Pool Coping
Travertine Bullnose Ivory - 12" x 12" x 2"
Travertine Bullnose Gold - 12" x 12" x 2"
Travertine Bullnose Noce - 12" x 12" x 2"
Travertine Pool Copings are available in different thicknesses based on style. These sizes range from 1" to 4".
Gold - 4" x 9" x 2"
Silver - 4" x 9" x 2"
Ivory - 4" x 9" x 2"
Noce- 4" x 9" x 2"
Travertine Tumbled Remodeling Coping
Gold - 4" x 9" x 4"
Noce - 4" x 9" x 4"
Ivory - 4" x 9" x 4"
Remodeling copings are 4x9x4". They are ideal for projects who aims to remodel existing pools.2 3/4" lip going down will cover the cap tile and matching color travertine mosaics can also be used as waterline tile for pool projects. Regular bullnose copings are available in 4x9x 1 ½”, 12x12x 1 ¼” , 12x24x 1 ¼” thickness for new pool projects and travertine pool copings are also ideal for steps as well.
Travertine pavers install similarly to other types of exterior stones and brick pavers.
Start with compaction using a powered plate compactor, or hand tamper in small areas. Make sure the moisture content of the base material or soil is just right. Soil that is too damp or too dry will not compact properly.
At the edges of your pavered area where there isn't an existing surface to butt up against, be sure to install proper edge restraints. This can range from pre-fabricated flexible plastic edging to creating a "soldier" course using a paver secured by concrete as your edge.
Travertine pavers can be dry set as indicated above and allows for a much simpler installation and easy repairs should they be necessary in the future. Our travertine pavers can also be mud set on top of existing concrete.
Travertine pavers can be cut using the same blades and tools that are used to cut brick pavers or other natural stones. Any diamond blade should suffice, but be certain to wear the appropriate safety gear at all times.
To finish the installation, sand can be swept into the joints once everything is in place, or you can even use grout, or nothing at all. GeoStone recommends the use of polymeric sand for such applications.
A lot of Travertine is imported from Turkey. When removed from the ground, travertine is in huge "blocks" which are taken to a factory and put through very large machines that cut it down to eventually the sizes you see above. This is basically the same process as with marble or granite. Once the travertine pieces are cut, they go through another process that produces their finish.
Honed & Filled
Smooth - Pitts are removed through buffing process
Smooth - Similar to Granite and Marble
Rougher - Natural Pitts are more pronounced. Most commonly used in outside applications.
Machine breaks edges to look as is broken by chisle.
At this point, the travertine is crated up and shipped to GeoStone here in Westover, Alabama.
5 minutes from Chelsea, AL 35043
15 minutes from Birmingham, AL 35242
30 minutes from Hoover, AL 35226
30 minutes from Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
30 minutes from Mountain Brook, AL 35223
32 minutes from Pelham, AL 35124
35 minutes from Alabaster, AL 35007
45 minutes from Trussville, AL 35173 Map