In general, our team is a big fan of travertine pavers as a choice for pool decks and for this particular project, our clients selected a light neutral-toned paver, which will reduce surface temperatures and create a luxurious look.
Backyard Living Space
The layout of the backyard on this project includes a large patio area with a stone corner fireplace sitting area, and a pool deck. There is a lot of space for outdoor furniture around the fire, and closer to the home, under the covered patio. This space is perfect for entertaining. Taking in the whole backyard, your eye is led from the partially covered patio area to the pool deck by the continuous flow of natural stone travertine pavers.
Travertine Paver Colors
Our Chandler clients selected a particularly light color and tone of travertine pavers, that almost appears white in some lighting. The light color makes their backyard appear even larger than it is and gives the patio and pool deck a luxury quality. This light colored stone has the added advantage of reflecting the Arizona sun to keep the patio and pool deck temperatures down.
What is Travertine?
Travertine is a natural stone that has been used for centuries as a building material. In fact, the Colosseum in Rome, the first permanent amphitheater to be built, is made from travertine stone. A little closer to home, the Tonto Natural Bridge near Payson, Arizona, is a beautiful example of a natural travertine stone structure that has been formed over thousands of years.
Travertine is classified as a limestone, not a marble, and has pitted holes and a textured surface as it’s characteristics. The pits and troughs in the stone occur naturally and it is possible to polish the stone to create a smooth surface. Travertine comes in a wide range of colors, from rich warm, deep reds to the light tan tones of this project. Whatever color you choose, you can be assured that travertine pavers will deliver a durable, easily maintained, and stylish pool deck that’s perfect for entertaining family and friends for years to come.Find out how the travertine experts at Imagine Architectural Concrete can create your dream backyard complete with a travertine pool deck. Give our design team a call for your free consultation.