French Patter Dilema (am I being dramatic?)

gnr5

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May 28, 2019
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Miami, FL
So I'm getting my travertine installed, we opted for the french pattern. The installer showed me pictures of the installation he did where he didn't quite follow the traditional french patter, but instead, he staggered the stones so in the end, it looks "random but also diagonal". I liked it and said, yea lets do that. Not sure if I made the right decision, this is how its tunring out. Also my wife noticed a slight color difference from the coping and the deck. Ugh, please tell me we're over thinking it. I can't go back to the installer and tell them to re do it as I agreed to the pattern, unless I pay some good $$$ to remove it and start over. Or, start the traditional french patter from this row.

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d_red1

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Jul 21, 2016
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Keller, TX
I wouldn't consider that a French pattern at all. That is just some random pattern. A French pattern never has 4 corners touching. It depends if you like it or not. If you don't, pull it up and have it redone so you aren't reminded of it every time you go out side. Here is a couple of pics of ours for reference
 

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gnr5

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May 28, 2019
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Miami, FL
I wouldn't consider that a French pattern at all. That is just some random pattern. A French pattern never has 4 corners touching. It depends if you like it or not. If you don't, pull it up and have it redone so you aren't reminded of it every time you go out side. Here is a couple of pics of ours for reference
Its a good chunck that'd need to have pulled up, might break them... thanks for your response
 

kimkats

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I like it how it is.............I bet you PB does too as it is MUCH easier to do than the traditional way. I really don't see that much of a difference in colors from the decking and the coping. I will also say I LIKE a different color for the two as helps highlight the pool.

Kim:kim:
 

Oly

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Jun 28, 2017
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Fresno, CA
You could start over or just leave it. Unrealized expectations result in disappointment. My opinion only.....if they are properly installed and solid, continue to move forward, complete and fill the pool. Once you are swimming in your new beautiful pool and enjoying your yard I'm thinking the pattern will not be an issue. Then again my pool is surrounded by old red bricks. :mrgreen:
 
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scout123

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Feb 18, 2018
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Chattanooga, TN
I think it's gorgeous. Honestly, I wouldn't even notice if there was a certain pattern or not bc I take in the whole area, and yours is beautiful. With that said, it's your pool and I'd get what I want since I'd be the one living with it for years to come.
 
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gnr5

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May 28, 2019
150
Miami, FL
Thanks for the responses, my options are:
1. Live with it, it's not horrible, it's actually unique.
2. Continue this row the way it is and add french pattern around it (attached sample, somewhat to scale)

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sktn77a

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May 16, 2010
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Chapel Hill, NC
Given the size of the travertine patio/deck, and the relatively small area that's been completed so far, if you'd prefer the traditional French, have him take up what he's done and re-do it.