Create Your Dream Alfresco with Travertine

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Is it time to give your alfresco a makeover? Perhaps you’re starting fresh and building your first dream home?

Travertine pavers are the perfect solution for your outdoor paving needs, they are cut from a naturally forming stone and are the ideal paver for anyone looking to add a natural yet elegant aesthetic to their outdoor area.

The rustic nature and natural colours of travertine pavers will give your outdoor space a sense of warmth and create a welcoming and homely atmosphere. The beauty of travertine is that no paver is the same and the imperfections will ensure that your alfresco area will be distinctly unique. When I say imperfection, I’m talking about the random markings on each paver that form in nature.

Travertine tiles come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and finishes. They are also one of the most versatile building materials available and may be used on a myriad of various applications from retaining walls to flooring in the patio.

In this post, we will take a closer look at travertine tiles and how you can use them in your alfresco area to get the best results.

 

What is Travertine?

Travertine is a type of limestone found in mineral springs and hot springs around the world. It’s a calcareous, sedimentary stone used in the building industry for indoor and outdoor applications in the form of tiles.  Travertine comes in a range of colours such as tan, white, cream and a variety of different rust colours.

Travertine pavers are non-slip due to the course, perforated nature of the stone which makes them ideal for around the pool, patio or bathroom. They offer many benefits, from visual appeal to practical application and are a great alternative to standard tiles.

 

Travertine in the Outdoor Kitchen

Australia has the ideal climate for alfresco dining and outdoor cooking. You will be hard pressed to find a home with a barbie out the back. That’s because we love outdoor entertaining here in the land down under. Take your barbecue area to the next level by creating an outdoor kitchen from travertine.

Travertine pavers are the ideal flooring solution for your alfresco area. They are a hardy tile that will withstand the elements and the test of time. When it comes time to clean them down, all you have to do is blast them off with a pressure cleaner, and they will come up like new. The non-slip surface will ensure you stay on two legs while you’re giving them a clean.

Flooring isn’t the only application for travertine tiles. You can create your whole outdoor kitchen from travertine. It can be used to make benches, sinks, and barbecue stands. Your outdoor kitchen will be a thing of beauty. Try using different shades and sizes of travertine to create depth and dimension to your outdoor area.  Use on colour for the floor and perhaps a different tone for the outdoor kitchen benches and sink.

Using large travertine pavers will give you a different visual appeal than small pavers. Large travertine pavers create a subtler sweeping aesthetic, whereas smaller tiles will look busier. Not to say that busier is a bad thing.

If you alternate between large and small pavers possible to create beautiful patterns and mosaics, the best thing to do is to pick up a pen and paper and start designing your ideal alfresco area. Get creative and sketch in rough ideas and create a designer floor.

 

Travertine for Around the Pool

Travertine pavers are naturally non-slip. This makes travertine pavers ideal for around the pool area. Not only are they practical and safe, but travertine tiles will also give your pool area a rustic charm, one found in beautiful natural settings. Due to the random nature of travertine tiles, they are easily replaced if one breaks. You don’t have to re-tile the whole area because the tile you initially used is discontinued.

The sky is the limit with travertine. Travertine is a diverse natural stone that will surely bring a touch of magic to your outdoor area. The pavers can be used for a multitude of applications both indoors and outdoors. They are beautiful, durable, and non-slip and that makes them the ideal building material for your alfresco area.

 

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