Starting to design your patio stones or backyard tile flooring? Finding the right flooring for backyard or patio stone pavers is one of the most important decisions in the process of designing. You will see the many flooring options in the market. And having so much options to choose from can make your selection very difficult. Natural Stone US team would like to assist you to make your decision. Let’s start with what is travertine, travertine stone pavers where you can use it and its properties.
Travertine and Travertine Pavers
Travertine is formed in hot springs and/or limestone caves. Travertine is not the same as Marble or Limestone which falls in the metamorphic rock category. Key characteristics of Travertine stone are the holes within the stone which are caused by carbon dioxide evasion. Travertine tile and paver reflects unique character, stability, and grandeur. Variations in travertine’s broad range of color, pattern, and texture are visually interesting and impossible to replicate. And, because it comes from the earth, from ecological compositions, it is a natural choice. It is proper for indoor or outdoor usage. The advantage for using travertine pavers for the outside is that absorbs water quickly, making it perfect to use it around the swimming pool area. Due to been non-slippery, many people are using travertine pavers for their outdoor applications such as patio floor tiles, backyards pavers, driveway pavers, walkway pavers, pool deck stone tiles.
In flooring market, there are many choices to choose from in color, type, quality, and style. The style is what we will try to explain here French Pattern, Four Piece Pattern or Ashlar Pattern. French Pattern is the one of the most popular styles in the world. The terms of French Pattern, Ashlar Pattern or the Four Piece Pattern have the same meaning. They are used interchangeably and are just regional ways of saying the same thing. We can identify the qualities of French or Versailles Pattern set as being one piece of 16″x24″, one piece of 8″x16″, two pieces of 16″x16″, and two pieces of 8″x8″. The total square footage of one “French Pattern Set” covers eight square feet. If you would like to get more information about the layout of french (Versailles) pattern, please visit our layout designs page.