Many of you are familiar with Travertine tile, but probably only think about the beautiful and functional tile for indoor use. Now you are probably thinking to yourself, ‘why in the heck is an outdoor landscape and design company owner writing about it.’?
Well, Travertine tile is also a perfect choice for an outdoor patio or living area. We have installed this several times recently and it is becoming more and more popular.
Travertine is a natural stone created inside of hot springs. The water vapor that escapes from the cooling stone creates holes, pits and channels within the travertine stone. That is what gives it the rustic look of the stone and the natural feel. For outdoor use, travertine can be used in many ways around the Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, Southern Highlands, North Las Vegas, Anthem, Green Valley or other homes and garden areas.
I personally have installed it in our home backyard and it is one of the best decisions I have made. Travertine can have many outdoor uses including pool decking, re-surfacing a wall, the top area of fire pits and as pavers, among others.
Here is the official definition of Travertine from What-is-travertine.com:
Travertine is a natural stone such as Marble, Granite, Onyx, Limestone, Slate etc. The key difference between Travertine and other natural stones lies in the formation of the rock, the hardness of the stone and the appearance. Travertine is formed in hot springs and/or limestone caves. Travertine is not the same as Marble or Limestone which falls in the metaphorphic rock category. Key characteristics of Travertine stone are the holes within the stone which are caused by carbon dioxide evasion.
The suppliers we work with have the best selection of Travertine available our landscape designers will create the perfect plan for you using 3D technology to show you the final product plan so you can visualize it before we build it.
Call us at 702-436-8080 to get your free estimate today. Thanks for reading, Rob.