Are you building a pool and pool deck? There are several things to consider, and one of the most important is the surface material. You will probably find yourself choosing between marble, travertine, porcelain or going for plain concrete. Here are just some of the many reasons why travertine tiles might be the best choice for you:
- Aesthetically pleasing
Travertine is known worldwide as a subtle natural stone formed by the elements, each with a distinct eye-catching appearance. People love to use it because of its extensive variety of colors. Architects use travertine for its ability to complement not only traditional spaces, but also in contemporary aesthetics. Travertine also has a superior ability to retain its color.
Durability is a key factor in choosing materials for the construction of any house. As a matter of fact, travertine was used in building the Coliseum. The ancient structure just proves that the stone can surely withstand the forces of nature, resisting the extreme changes of seasons, proving that it is a whole lot better than concrete or brick.
Marble is not a cheap material and is costly to maintain. Travertine can be a more practical choice. It’s more expensive than other materials but cheaper than marble.
- Great investment
Should you decide to sell your home in the future, you can list your travertine pool deck as a selling point.
Travertine is heat-resistant, letting you walk shoeless even under heat of the sun. It provides non-slip traction as your children play around the pool area, thereby helping prevent accidents.
- Easy to install, repair or replace
Professionals will have no problem installing travertine in your new pool. If you have pre-existing copings, some designs are specifically made to be attached and cover-up previous copings or tiles.