Your pool is a place to relax, enjoy the sun, and cool off on a hot summer day. It’s a big investment, and you want your pool deck to do it justice. You want it paved with a material that doesn’t just function well, but adds to the aesthetic appeal of the entire pool experience.
When it comes to pool decks, there are a lot of choices in the market. Since there is quite a large assortment of pool deck materials out there, it can be very hard to decide to choose the right one that offers the perfect balance between form and function.
After working on many different types of pool decks with different materials, our verdict is that travertine paving strikes such a balance. Travertine offers a host of additional benefits that other types of paving commonly lack. Read on to hear our rundown of the top 5 reasons travertine paving is the best choice you can make for your pool deck.
Insulation and Temperature
Ever experienced one of those hot summer days when you eagerly make your way to the pool for a dip, but as soon as your bare feet hit the pool deck, they practically catch fire?
One of the most common problems with other types of paving is that the surface temperature of the tiles can shoot through the roof on a sunny day due to poor insulation. Travertine has high impressively high insulation capabilities which can reduce surface temperature of tiles on your pool deck by 20%-30% compared to other types of concrete and stone paving.
Good Grip and Water Absorbency
Pool decks can be often dangerous for toddlers and adults alike. One accidental slip and there could be an emergency situation at hand. Travertine is a highly water absorbent material, so travertine tiles have a good grip and are far less slippery than other deck materials. When it comes to safety, travertine is about one of the best choices you can make for your family.
Travertine is perhaps the most eye catching pool deck material on the market, with stunning shades of brown, grey, ivory, and more that will offer the perfect contrast to your landscaping and bring to life the vibrant blue of your pool water shimmering against the sun.
Long Lasting Color
One of the common problems with concrete and stone paving is that, in the long run, the colors fade. This is due to the fact that the fade resistance factor of these materials is dependent on chemicals. Since travertine tiles are made of natural stones, the colors don’t fade as easily over time compared to other materials that rely on dye for coloring.
Easy, Seamless Repair
Compared to travertine paving, stone and concrete paving are at a disadvantage when it comes to repairing a pool deck. With concrete and stone tile repairs, the damaged area doesn’t patch right and looks uneven in the long run as both are hard materials. With travertine, the repairs are not as apparent. Travertine is a soft stone, so it blends easily with the surrounding surface.
Revive Your Pool Deck with Travertine Paving
If you’re looking for one of the most stylish, natural, and long lasting materials for your pool deck, travertine paving is the way to go. It looks great, lasts long, and will make your pool stand out from the others in the neighborhood.
We’ve been paving pool decks in the Houston area for years, so if you are looking for an experienced name in travertine pool decks, schedule a free consultation today. Just give us a call at 281 - 516 - 1600 or completing our online contact form.
4/4/2019 08:22:07 pm
I find it cool when you said that a person can have their pool deck made out of travertine so that they can keep its tiles cooler by 20% to 30%. With this in mind, I will recommend a local contractor to have this made for my pool at home before our Easter family reunion. Doing this will help make it look nicer while creating a place for kids to go into the pool while barefoot.
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