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Tips on How To Lay Down Travertine Pavers

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above:  A Terracota Travertine Pavement

Travertine is a limestone used as facing, a hard white or light-colored limestone precipitated in hot springs and caves which is usually used as a facing material in a building.  In general, travertine pavers are the most popular pavers since it can easily tone with different kinds of colors.  Upon installation you need to know some of the tips in order to come up with a successful travertine paving.

GET THE CONCRETE READY

First and foremost, you should have your concrete ready for the laying down of your travertine pavers.   It should be totally even thereby smoothing out the concrete through sweeping out the loose fragments of it.  Slight mildew or any fungus or mold present should be eradicated by the use of bleach (usually used in outdoors) so it can be entirely destroyed.

REINFORCEMENT OF ALL THE HOLES THAT ARE IN THE CONCRETE SHOULD BE DONE

Small to bigger holes must be entirely covered.  A concrete patching product can be used to cover the patches and it can be easily purchased because it is available in almost all the local hardware store.  Instead of using the usual concrete product on patches, patching products are more helpful and are more efficient to be used.  They have acquired a lot more better ability to stick and hold on the concrete.

LAYOUT DRY TO MAKE YOUR DESIGN

Designing the layout of your travertine pavers should be given an ample time for you to come up with an amazing pattern.  First thing to do is to decide where your travertine paver pieces should be placed on.  Planning where to put the pieces on the concrete area must be done by moving them all around.  It will help you to achieve a travertine paver design that is well fitted into its concrete.  The patterns must then be marked in order to have an easy cutting of the pavers.

GETTING THE MORTAR READY

Having the mortar done with a wheelbarrow is more beneficial.  Mixing the mortar must be done in a place where it will be able to hold the entire bag.  It can help you save more rather than still trying to presume the amount of mortar you need with small parts.

SPREADING THE MORTAR

After you are done with the putting up together the mortar through the wheelbarrow, it is then time to spread it on your prepared concrete.  With the use of a tool, particularly a trowel, a flat bladed hand tool, you will spread the mixed mortar to 2 to 4 pieces of travertine pavers with just an enough amount.  The trowel equipment must be held in a 45 degree angle and must be manipulated gently to achieve smoother and jag free pavement.

SETTING DOWN THE FULL TRAVERTINE PAVERS

In doing the placing of the full travertine pavers, a small trowel tool is needed.  This equipment will enable you to spread smoothly and in just enough amount of mixed mortar into the back of the pieces of pavers.   This will give the travertine pavers the sticking power onto the concrete and mortar.  Just keep going on until you have finished all the pieces of travertine paver s.

CUTTING THE TRAVERTINE PAVERS

So as to finishing what you have started with the design, cutting the marked travertine pavers will then follow.  A tile saw tool is used usually to cut the pavers with the marked lines as the guide.  After cutting them, you may now then place them all according to your layout.  They are also done according to the same process as what you have done with the previous travertine pavers.  Applying the mortar on its back edge which allows it to stick and adhere more on its side pavers.

 

 

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