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Travertine Paving

Travertine as paving has become one of the more widely used paving materials within the UK market over recent years. From a country conversion to a super modern fit out it can not only fit in but transform an area with its unique patination and clean lines. If you are interested in discovering more about our range of stunning travertine paving and its availability near you, please take a browse below or contact your local depot to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

where are you located

We have branches across the south coast of England, including Poole in Dorset, Winchester, Tadley, Romsey and Portsmouth in Hampshire. Internal showrooms are available to view in Poole and Portsmouth and External Display are available at Portsmouth, Poole, Winchester and Tadley. 

Please visit our contact page for further information on the following link:    /our-depots

Can you pressure wash travertine paving?

Travertine paving can be cleaned with a pressure washer, but we would recommend firstly trying soapy water and a stiff brush, if this does not give you the desired results, then move onto a pressure washer. When cleaning with a pressure washer be careful not to get too close to the surface of the stone as this could damage the surface. After pressure washing you many need to apply an additional coat of sealant that could have been removed by the pressure washing.

Is travertine paving slippery?

Travertine paving’s porous nature means that it easily absorbs water making it relatively nonslip. We would recommend using tumbled travertine paving and not filling the surface of the stone with grout. This will help improve the slip resistance further.

How to clean Travertine Paving?

Cleaning travertine paving is simple. Use soapy water and a stiff brush or for tougher stains as well as moss and algae, we recommend using New Clean 60 available from our website. Apply with a sprayer and leave for around 60 minutes then wash off with a hose and stiff brush or power washer to ensure you have removed all of the cleaner. For further reading please follow the link to our tech guide

Outdoor Maintenance Guide

How to lay travertine paving?

You can lay travertine paving in the same why you would install any natural stone or porcelain products. Basically they should be laid on a full wet bed of mortar over a compacted hardcore base deep enough for the site conditions. For further reading please follow the link to our tech guide

Outdoor Installation Guide

We would additionally always recommend using a slurry primer when installing Travertine paving to help bond the slabs and the sub-base together. This will result in a greatly improved installation.

Can you seal travertine paving?

Yes, we would generally recommend sealing travertine paving slabs, this will give some additional protection against hard to remove stains and also help to further reduce the maintenance needs of the product. There is some debate about whether to seal travertine paving directly around swimming pools. Some suggest it is best not to seal as you want the stone to be as porous as possible to aid slip resistance, but this is a personal choice and depends greatly on your site conditions.

Is travertine good for patios?

Travertine is an excellent paving material that is extremely dense. The reduced porosity of travertine paving means it is less susceptible to dirt penetration and therefore reduces maintenance and keeps this stunning product looking better for longer, but at the same time still maintaining a little porosity to help with slip resistance.

Is travertine good for driveways?

None of the travertine products available on our website are suitable for driveways. You would need a product that is at least 50mm thick to give sufficient strength to take the weight of vehicular traffic. Usually when travertine is being used for a driveway small blocks are produced such as 200 x 50 x 50mm and these are laid in the same way you lay concrete block paving, this provides the additional strength needed to take the vehicular weight.

Is travertine paving good around swimming pools?

Travertine is the ideal material to be used around swimming pools. It has a good level of slip resistance due to it being a slightly porous material which helps draw water away from the surface and into the stone itself. It stays cool in hot temperatures and when tumbled can be very soft to the touch. With its extremely attractive appearance, travertine is the perfect choice for pool copings and surrounds.

The tumbled finish is an especially popular choice around swimming pools due to its soft edges and smooth surface finish. Travertine pool copings and paving slabs are available in the matching finish to help create a seamless link between pool and the surrounding garden.

Will my purchased products match the sample?

We always send a representative sample from the current batch of tiles or paving we have in stock, so as long as you requested a sample close to the time of purchasing, this will help to ensure the tiles and paving you receive matches  the sample you have been sent as closely as possible.

All of our products are either natural or porcelain and therefore there  is always scope for variation in shade, colour and to some extent the texture and finish with the natural products and with porcelain there will always be some slight colour variation between different batches, although the surface texture and finish will remain largely the same. 

We would strongly recommend that you visit one of our showrooms or paving displays to look at the current selection, so you can be entirely sure of what you will receive.

Do I need to seal my patio?

Yes, we recommend you seal all sandstone and natural stone paving upon (or shortly after) installation, to ensure it stays looking at it's best for longest. Sealing will help make it resilient to staining and increases it's longevity. We recommend Universeal Hydroseal or for an enhanced look Universeal Ultimate Stone Enhancer

Can I come and collect from you?

Yes. Our opening hours and address are found on the Contact Us page. We have fork-lift trucks for loading onto suitable vehicles at all sites, and staff are always available to help with loading of smaller items. We highly recommend that you call your local branch, before visiting, to confirm the items you wish to collect are available.

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