Natural stone is the forefront building material used all over the world. It is a classic choice for monuments, homes, landscape detailing, flooring, decoration and more. When properly cared for, it lasts for generations. It is a strong building material, able to bear heavy loads and withstand repeated use. Most of all, it is beautiful, adding natural elegance to your home.
There are many types of stone pavers available in Australia for outdoor use in landscapes and gardens as well as indoor applications, including travertine, limestone, granite, marble, slate, basalt and bluestone. Each has a distinctive appearance and unique characteristics that, when carefully integrated into a design, enhance the look and atmosphere of any property. Outdoor & General stock a wide range of outdoor natural stone pavers that work well outdoors while complimenting indoor designs.
Travertine is a popular choice with homeowners. Its natural beauty and range of colours blend with Australia’s landscape and environment. Travertine weathers well and stays cool in the hot summer sun. When considering buying pool pavers and footpath pavers for sunny areas around the home, both travertine and limestones are excellent candidates.
Travertine is a type of limestone. Like limestone, its mineral content is primarily calcium carbonate, but it is softer and more porous than limestone. It is often found near hot springs or in caves, formed from warm water that percolates through subsurface limestone and rises to the surface.
Part of the beauty of travertine stone pavers is that each piece is unique. Different minerals create the vibrant colours found in travertine. Golden pyrites, dark grey feldspars, crystalline calcite and several shades of quartz are common inclusions that affect colour. We stock colours that suit almost every taste, including silver tones, rosy hues, greys, and creamy tans. The beauty of it all, colours in natural stone pavers never fade and the look will last lifetimes.
As you make your selection, you balance budget, aesthetics, safety and design goals. All our travertine pavers are suitable for outdoor designs, including pool surrounds, patio flooring, borders, walkways, and stairs. They are tumbled to soften both surface and edges while giving an old-world look.
Our premium travertine pavers are of the highest quality. They are sorted to ensure consistency of colours. They are then cut to highlight the natural striations and cavities, desirable features that accentuate texture, colour and the pattern of the stone.
Our premium-grade travertine pavers come in a range of popular colours, including:
- Toscana, which is a darker cream stone with highlights of taupe and grey.
- Afyon Silver Grey has rich tones of dark grey, silver and light browns that work well in pool areas, accentuating the cool blue colours of water and sky.
- Philadelphia is a vein cut stone with gorgeous undertones of copper and bronze.
- Valencia is an elegant selection featuring accents of gold, and grays with a soft cream overlay. This is one of our most popular stone.
- Roma Premium, is a light medium cream travertine.
Travertine is attractive, heat-resistant and easy to clean when sealed. It does not absorb heat, even in direct sunlight, making it comfortable to walk on with bare feet.
Our travertine pavers come in a tumbled finish with unfilled holes for a more natural look. They can be filled with grout colour of your choice after installation to achieve your desired look. They can also be used on stairs or as pool coping as the edges are tumbled and give an old-world look. For a defined look, our travertine pavers also come in matching premium bullnose edge.
Bullnose pavers are a popular choice for pool copings. They are rounded then sanded to smooth the edges of the stone, making it more comfortable to slide in and out of a pool. Bullnose pavers can also be used on stairs, outdoor benches, seating around pools and edging for raised flower beds.
We recommend sealing all types of stone. Sealer keeps water, dust, grime and acidic substances from affecting a stone’s surface. Because travertine is made primarily of calcium carbonate, it is more prone to acid attacks. Outdoors, bird droppings and rain can contain acids that eventually erode the surface. Some foods, wine, beverages, oils and cleansers also can affect the surface.
Sealing stone prevents efflorescence, or build-up of salts and other minerals on the stone’s surface. We stock a range of sealers that can be used indoors and out. We can help you select an appropriate product for your application. If rising salt is a problem on existing stones in your home or business, we also stock products that remove unsightly deposits and stains.