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    Travertine questions

    I am looking for a way to get travertine for my deck and pool build. I believe I found some for a good price. I'm hoping my PB will be ok with working with me on this tile. It's $2.79/sq ft for 12x12 tumbled travertine.
    Am I correct in thinking this is a good price?

    What's a typical cost per sq ft for install including the installation materials?

    Is the installation done with mastic and grouted joints, or a sand bed and a polymer type sanded joint?

    Also, tumbled is what you want for decking and coping, right? I'm thinking honed and filled would be slick.
    What application would you use honed and filled?

    If I go with 12x12 on the deck, what size is used for coping typically?

    When you used travertine for the deck, what did you put on your spa? Your firepit? Any pedestals/columns?

    Thank you for you input and advice!

    pictures of your travertine, including type and color would be welcomed and appreciated!
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    Re: Travertine questions

    tumbled is what you want for decking and coping, right?
    yes I think that's right we just looked with our PB yesterday and he said the same and we agreed otherwise it's too slick. I'm excited for you I think you will love the travertine

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    Re: Travertine questions

    Quote Originally Posted by boyzu View Post
    yes I think that's right we just looked with our PB yesterday and he said the same and we agreed otherwise it's too slick. I'm excited for you I think you will love the travertine

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    I'm not getting excited yet as I haven't talked to them about buying from a different supplier. All our financing is made out in installment checks to the PB, so they would have to agree to buy it... I'm just trying to get my ducks in a row for a design mtg I am setting up after the holidays before they dig.
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    Re: Travertine questions

    Depending on the quality of the stone, it's a good price. If it's a low quality stone, then I would say pass.
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    Re: Travertine questions

    Quote Originally Posted by txnole View Post
    Depending on the quality of the stone, it's a good price. If it's a low quality stone, then I would say pass.
    How is quality determined? Sure don't want poor quality!
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    Re: Travertine questions

    nini, I have not idea but here are some links for you to read. (note the dates for $$ reasons)

    Travertine

    Types and Grades of Travertine Tile

    Travertine Buying Guide

    how to know travertine quality - Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

    I hope this helps!

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    Re: Travertine questions

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    nini, I have not idea but here are some links for you to read. (note the dates for $$ reasons)

    Travertine

    Types and Grades of Travertine Tile

    Travertine Buying Guide

    how to know travertine quality - Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

    I hope this helps!

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    Re: Travertine questions

    Some travertine is 2.79 per foot but it depends on what travertine. My wife picked silver its expensive. I buy as a contractor thats 4.50 per sq ft. Thats a great price for silver.

    Not sure why you would by just 12x12 most people put in a pattern. Lastly, installing it you want a 10 percent waste so if its 1000 sq ft you want 1100.

    Now my travertine installers do 6-7 a foot. Drains tend to be 7.50 without materials. Raised decks cost more. They do sand concrete mixtures and rebar around the sides.

    Sorry theres so much to this though

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    Re: Travertine questions

    Quote Originally Posted by badcrc View Post
    Some travertine is 2.79 per foot but it depends on what travertine. My wife picked silver its expensive. I buy as a contractor thats 4.50 per sq ft. Thats a great price for silver.

    Not sure why you would by just 12x12 most people put in a pattern. Lastly, installing it you want a 10 percent waste so if its 1000 sq ft you want 1100.

    Now my travertine installers do 6-7 a foot. Drains tend to be 7.50 without materials. Raised decks cost more. They do sand concrete mixtures and rebar around the sides.

    Sorry theres so much to this though
    Nothing to be sorry about! This is great information and extremely helpful. Thank you!
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    Re: Travertine questions

    Hopefully you can find a great deal n your pool builder will agree! That would be a great late Christmas gift for sure!
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    Re: Travertine questions

    Quote Originally Posted by badcrc View Post
    Some travertine is 2.79 per foot but it depends on what travertine. My wife picked silver its expensive. I buy as a contractor thats 4.50 per sq ft. Thats a great price for silver.

    Not sure why you would by just 12x12 most people put in a pattern. Lastly, installing it you want a 10 percent waste so if its 1000 sq ft you want 1100.

    Now my travertine installers do 6-7 a foot. Drains tend to be 7.50 without materials. Raised decks cost more. They do sand concrete mixtures and rebar around the sides.

    Sorry theres so much to this though
    This is awesome info. It gives good thinking and planning points.

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    Re: Travertine questions




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    We have 12"x12" Noce color travertine pavers for both our pool deck and coping and are very happy with how they look and feel. Both coping and stairs have bullnose edges. Not sure of the grade quality but they don't have too many holes. They are set on compacted sub base except for the stairs, which are set on concrete base. I was concerned that they might be too hot in summer, but they stay cool yearround (as evidenced by our dog Beau laying in his favorite spot). I think we paid $7.00/sq. ft. Installed. Hope this helps in your selection.


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    Beau tested and approved! That is pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty77 View Post
    We have 12"x12" Noce color travertine pavers for both our pool deck and coping and are very happy with how they look and feel. Both coping and stairs have bullnose edges. Not sure of the grade quality but they don't have too many holes. They are set on compacted sub base except for the stairs, which are set on concrete base. I was concerned that they might be too hot in summer, but they stay cool yearround (as evidenced by our dog Beau laying in his favorite spot). I think we paid $7.00/sq. ft. Installed. Hope this helps in your selection.


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    This is pattern that is common http://www.nstile.com/Resources/versai3.jpeg

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    Re: Travertine questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty77 View Post
    We have 12"x12" Noce color travertine pavers for both our pool deck and coping and are very happy with how they look and feel. Both coping and stairs have bullnose edges. Not sure of the grade quality but they don't have too many holes. They are set on compacted sub base except for the stairs, which are set on concrete base. I was concerned that they might be too hot in summer, but they stay cool yearround (as evidenced by our dog Beau laying in his favorite spot). I think we paid $7.00/sq. ft. Installed. Hope this helps in your selection.


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    Beautiful pool, deck and doggy! Thank you! This is very helpful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badcrc View Post
    This is pattern that is common http://www.nstile.com/Resources/versai3.jpeg
    I love the pattern! I bet it's more expensive to do....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nursenini View Post
    Beautiful pool, deck and doggy! Thank you! This is very helpful!!

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    I love the pattern! I bet it's more expensive to do....
    Sometimes people charge more maybe 1 dollar.

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    I have heard that the travertine coming out of Mexico is lower quality. Find out the country of origin. I specifically request this info and verified before I let the install proceed. Stick to travertine from Turkey.

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    My travertine was installed over a crushed granite/sand base, the joints were filled with polymeric sand.
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    Re: Travertine questions

    Quote Originally Posted by azjoshers79 View Post
    I have heard that the travertine coming out of Mexico is lower quality. Find out the country of origin. I specifically request this info and verified before I let the install proceed. Stick to travertine from Turkey.

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    My travertine was installed over a crushed granite/sand base, the joints were filled with polymeric sand.
    Your travertine is gorgeous!

    I seem to remember reading that this stone is from Turkey. Thanks for the heads up on the Mexico product. I will definitely pay close attention to the country of origin.
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    Thank you very much. We love our decking. I am going to be sealing the coping today. Not expecting rain for a week so I can get the sealer down.
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