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Travertine pavers are beautiful thick stones that are commonly used to pave areas around a property, such as pathways, hallways, driveway, and pool sides. They come in elegant designs, a spectrum of colours, and various shapes and sizes. They can beautify the appearance of your property and are remarkably durable and versatile. The colour does not fade even after a long time, and it requires minimal maintenance. Travertine stones are also eco-friendly because they are made of natural material that forms over time through a geological laying process. They even don’t heat up in hot weather. Aside from outdoor areas, travertine is used indoors, such as in bathrooms as well.
When doing a DIY travertine pavers installation project, there are some things you need to remember to ensure it will be done accurately. Before starting with the installation, research the best methods you can follow whether you are installing a patio, driveway, or pool deck.
Here are a few tips and reminders you need to know when installing travertine pavers:
Laying out the travertine pavers
You can decide on your own what pattern and design you will follow when laying out the pavers. Arrange the stones in a way that they fit together snugly without leaving any space in between them. After laying out the pavers, you may notice some small cracks in between them. Try to keep the gaps as small as possible.
Filling in the gaps with polymeric sand
Use polymeric sand to fill in the cracks between the stones. Polymeric sand is made of quartz and crystalline silica. It has a water-activated polymer ingredient that binds the sand particles together. Polymeric sand prevents weed from sprouting in between the pavers, keeps the stones from shifting, deters ant from getting under, and prevents water from seeping underneath. Polymeric keeps the pavers together, ensuring that it will last a long time.
Applying the polymeric sand
Before you apply polymeric sand, make sure that the pavers are not wet. Check the weather as well to ensure that it won’t rain, as polymeric sand will stick to wet surfaces.
To apply it, sweep it into the gaps using a stiff brush, filling the joints all the way to the top. Then, clear off polymeric sands on the surface of the pavers. Once the joints are filled, sprinkle water on the sands to make it harden. Your travertine pavers installation is now complete.
Travertine stones are a perfect material to pave and beautify outdoor areas. Choose a beautiful design and pattern you will follow for your project. You can do the installation yourself and have a quality finish, provided that you do the installation correctly, sealing it neatly with polymeric sand.
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