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Thread: Help with renovation .. Travertine over kool deck

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    Help with renovation .. Travertine over kool deck

    I am installing travertine 18x18" tiles (not pavers) mud installation in FLorida. over exisitng cook deck. I wanted the travertine to go all the way to the pool edge for a clean look. (I m removing existing brick coping) and building up tile line with another row of 2x2 pool tile. Do I HAVE to have traditional coping? i have read about expansion joints. will i run into problems doing what i have described above?? PLEASE ADVISE....thanks
    13,000 gallon pool
    24' diameter above ground
    sand filter

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    Re: Help with renovation .. Travertine over kool deck

    Welcome to TFP!
    You don't absolutely have to have traditional coping. Have you looked into travertine coping? I think that would give a much cleaner look than adding another row of tiles above the existing row.

    What kind of shape is the existing deck in? Any chance of a picture? Keep in mind that travertine is quite soft and porous, and will require frequent sealing to keep it looking good.
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