11 Apr 2023
Are you fancying renovating your pool area but not sure where to begin? Look no further because Travertine pavers are perfect for creating an elegant and timeless pool design. They offer a timeless beauty and unmatched durability for your space. With a gamut of stunning colours and superb patterns to choose from, Travertine pavers give you endless design possibilities to deck up your pool. In this blog, we'll cover everything you need to know about laying pavers around your pool. From selecting the right colour to tips on how to choose the best paver pattern. We'll also explore some stunning pool side looks you can create with Travertine pavers to give you a stack of ideas and inspiration for your next pool project. So, let's dive in!
First things first, the colour theme you pick will set the overall vibe for your pool area. So, go for a colour that matches the overall aesthetics of your space. Travertine pavers come in a range of colours, from warm beiges and ivories to cool greys and silver, giving you plenty of options to choose from. Warm hues such as beige and ivory, create a classic and elegant look that beautifully blends with both traditional and Mediterranean-inspired set-ups. Cool tones such as grey and blue, are a great match for contemporary or minimalist pool designs.
Our Classic Travertine Pavers come in a mesmerising colour blend of beige and ivory - True to its name, it's a classic choice for a pool deck. They create a neutral and versatile look that complements any pool aesthetic and brings out other elements in your surroundings.
Our Silver Travertine is a beautiful colour mix of light and dark shades of silver with subtle tinge of beige. This shade of Travertine is ideal for adding a touch of luxury and style to your pool area. And it's great to play up cool and modern looking pool designs.
Did you know, you can create amazing patterns with your Travertine pavers?
Along with your colour theme, the design pattern of the Travertine pavers also makes a big difference to the overall look of your swimming pool area. Here are some of the popular patterns in Travertine to choose from:
Standard Grid Pattern - It is a commonly accepted pattern and creates a more conventional layout for your space. In this, the pavers are arranged in a regular pattern in a straight line.
French Pattern - Also known as the Versailles pattern, this layout uses a mix of six different-sized pavers arranged in a unique interlocking pattern. It breaks the uniformity of the regular grid pattern and beautifully accentuates open spaces like swimming pools. We have Silver Travertine French Pattern and Classic Travertine French Pattern in our range to suit any pool design aesthetic.
Herringbone Pattern - In this pattern, pavers are arranged in a zig-zag arrangement, giving an eye-catching and dynamic look to your pool surrounds.
Basket Weave Pattern - Just like the herringbone pattern, the basket weave pattern involves laying the pavers in alternative horizontal and vertical rows, creating a basket-like woven effect.
Crazy Pave Pattern - This one is the hottest trends in outdoor paving in Sydney. It creates a stunning visual interest and adds a creative element to your pool layout.
Read more about this outdoor paving trend here,
Now that you know about the colours and patterns available in Travertine, let's go ahead and know about some factors to keep in mind, while choosing the right Travertine pavers for your pool area:
The design aesthetics of your home - If your home has contemporary design elements, you may want to go for a cooler, more modern colour tone like silver. Or if it has a more traditional look, a warmer colour like beige or walnut may be a better fit.
The size of your pool area - A French pattern layout will look stunning for a large pool area, but it may feel overwhelming for a smaller pool. A straight pattern or a herringbone pattern may be a better suited for a compact area.
The amount of natural light your pool area receives - If your pool area is mostly covered from the sun, a lighter colour like ivory or beige may help brighten up the space. If your pool area receives a lot of sunlight, a darker colour may help to balance out the brightness.
Ask for samples - Getting samples can help you get a better idea of how they will look in your space. Also view the samples in different lighting conditions and at different times of day to make the best choice. We at Stone Centre, offer free samples to help you make the right decision for your pool.
Selecting the right Travertine pavers for you pool deck is a comprehensive process. By considering the colours and patterns available, as well as your own personal style and requirement, you can create a beautiful pool deck that you'll enjoy for many summers.
Now that you're all caught up with the colours, pattern and things to factor. Next, we'll take you through the actual process of laying Travertine pavers around your pool.
Here are the materials and tools you would need:
Travertine pavers, joint sand, landscape fabric, chalk line, measuring tape, shovel, rake, tamper, plate compactor, rubber mallet, masonry saw, safety glasses and ear protection.
Step 1: Plan and prepare the area
Before you start laying the pavers, first measure the area to determine how many pavers you will exactly need. Then remove any grass or debris and level the ground. Next, lay down landscape fabric to prevent weeds from growing through the pavers.
Step 2: Lay the base
Once the area is ready, it's time to lay the base. Spread a layer of sand uniformly over the landscape fabric, making sure it is level. Use a tamper to compact the sand to create a solid base for the pavers.
Step 3: Lay the pavers
Beginning at the border of the pool, lay the pavers in the desired pattern. If you're going for the conventional pattern, use a chalk line to ensure a straight line and a rubber mallet to gently tap the pavers into place. Leave a slight gap between the pavers to fill joint sand.
Step 4: Cut the pavers
Once the pavers are laid, if necessary, use a masonry saw to cut the pavers to fit around the edges of the pool. When doing this step be sure to wear safety glasses and ear protection.
Step 5: Compact the pavers
Once all the pavers are set, use a plate compactor to compress the pavers and settle them into the sand base. This will create a firm and stable surface and keep the pavers in place.
Step 6: Add joint sand
After compressing the pavers, fill the gaps joining them with joint sand. Sweep the sand to settle it into the gaps and use a broom to remove any excess sand.
Step 7: Enjoy your brand-new pool
Now that Travertine pavers are successfully installed, it's time to enjoy your new pool deck! And don't forget seal your pavers. With simple maintenance, your pavers will provide a beautiful and durable pool surface for many years.
Travertine pavers with its wide range of colours and patterns can be used to create a series of stunning pool designs, from classic to modern. Here are some ideas and inspiration for using Travertine pavers to create a beautiful look for your pool.
One of the most popular pool designs is the classic rectangular shape with straight pattern and minimal features. This design can be achieved by using Travertine pavers in a warm, earthy tone such as beige or ivory. Add it up with dark aqua or green water and modern outdoor furniture for a timeless, classic look.
For a relaxed and rustic pool look, consider using Travertine pavers in a Honed and Unfilled finish. This finish gives the pavers a natural rugged look that complements a backyard retreat with lush greenery and natural water elements. Pair it with earthy tones, such as beige or rust and old-fashioned furniture to create a warm and welcoming space.
Travertine pavers can also create a Mediterranean-inspired pool design. Combine pavers in a warm hue and pair it with cobalt blue water and white pool accessories. Add some plants or sunshine yellow accents along with wrought iron furniture to complete this look.
For a clean, modern pool design, consider using Travertine pavers in neutral tones such as ivory or grey. Combine it with a simple pool design, such as a sleek infinity boundary or with simple rectangular edges. Add compact modern furniture in bold colours or geometric patterns to create a noticeable contrast.
Travertine pavers can also bring along a green, tropical pool design. Consider using pavers in a warm tone and team them up with bright, lush plants and flowers. Add a touch of turquoise and use natural materials such as bamboo or teak wood furniture to get this look.
Let's sum it up!
The possibilities for creating an outdoor oasis with Travertine pavers are endless. With a gamut of colour choices and patterns available, you can design the pool of your dreams. Whether you want to create a classic, rustic or minimalist look, travertine pavers perfectly fit any design aesthetic and project requirements. With the right design inspiration and ideas, you can create a beautiful, relaxing pool area that will be enjoyed for years to come. So, don't hesitate to explore the limitless possibilities of Travertine pavers for your next pool project.
*Disclaimer: All information and advice given above in the blog are to the best of our knowledge. Please reconfirm at your end before execution.