What is travertine coping process when remodeling 9 inch coping?


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Jun 12, 2020
DFW, Texas
Hi everyone, we are in the process of getting bids to remodel our 1990s pool (coping, tile, finish). It seems that travertine coping from NPI and NPT and everywhere else is always 12xX but our current brick coping is 9 inches. One builder said he would just cut our aggregate deck all the way around to accommodate the 12 inches, but our pool is excessively geometric and that just would not look right. I know plenty of people have remodeled 9 inch coping with travertine, so what is the standard? Can I expect to find a builder to source 12 inch travertine coping and cut EVERY single piece to 9 inches, or is that entirely unrealistic? Thanks!


Well-known member
May 25, 2013
Tampa, FL
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I wouldn't think it's unrealistic to cut every piece. We had 6x12 travertine as the coping on our new build. Not the exact scenario as you but back wall was just over 12 inches wide so the 12 inch pieces weren't quite long enough. They ended up cutting with a tile wet saw every single piece of travertine so they could run 2 smaller courses and cover the width properly. That was about 30 feet.
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