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Pattern and Texture Options for Your Paver Patio or Pool Deck

Posted in Paving

Pavers are popular for patios and pool decks for many reasons, from their durability and easy maintenance to the design and style options. When choosing pavers for your new patio or pool deck, you have been decisions to make regarding design, including the pattern and texture options you want to use. Here are some tips to help you choose the right patterns and textures to best match your home and style.

Texture Options

The finish or texture on your pavers can make a difference in the overall appearance and function. Some of the options available include:

  • Smooth, often referred to as a class finish
  • Antiqued or worn finish
  • A natural, embossed texture

In some cases, more than one texture can be used to highlight a design aspect – edge pavers may be smooth, while the inside pavers are embossed.

Pattern Choices

Both the shape of your patio and the pattern design can make a big difference in how your patio blends with your home’s style. A home with arched windows and curves with blend better with a rounded patio; a home with sharp angles will be better suited with a patio that is made from right angles.

For patterns, there are varieties of running, modular and geometrical designs that can enhance your patio. Using different colored pavers in patterns can create an interesting design for your pool deck that will make it unique and blend with your architectural style.

If you are planning a new paver pool deck or patio, use the knowledge and expertise of an experienced paver installation contractor to help determine the best textures and patterns for your style. They can help you find the right design that will enhance your outdoor space to add beauty and value to your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Tri County Pavers & Design
3300 S Congress Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33426


Five Benefits of Travertine Pavers

Posted in Paver Driveways

Travertine has become a popular paving material, offering a beautiful surface that is durable and easy to maintain. This stone has been used for centuries to build roads and buildings, dating back thousands of years. In fact, travertine was often used in ancient Rome and many of the buildings still exist today, a testament to its longevity as a building material. If you are considering building a pool deck, patio or driveway with travertine pavers, here are five benefits of using this durable stone in your home improvement project:

  1. Porous for drainage control. Tumbled travertine pavers are porous, making them ideal for pool decks and other wet surfaces. Water is absorbed quickly, leaving a dry surface that is slip-resistant for safety.
  2. Heat resistant. Another benefit of using travertine on surfaces where bare feet will be common is the heat resistance. The hot summer sun will not affect the surface of travertine, making it ideal for bare feet on your pool deck and patio.
  3. Repairs. Unlike a solid paved surface, travertine pavers can be easily repaired by removing only the pavers that are damaged. This can save on repairs when and if any of your pavers crack or chip.
  4. Travertine is extremely strong, withstanding up to 8000 psi. In most cases, travertine can handle more pressure than brick or cement pavers, making them ideal for driveways.
  5. Beauty. Travertine is naturally beautiful, adding value to your home. These pavers come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes to create a gorgeous surface that will last.

Travertine is worth the investment for any paved surface around your home. Talk to your local paving company to learn more about the benefits of travertine for your next paving project.

Posted on behalf of:
Tri County Pavers & Design
3300 S Congress Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

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