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What is the difference between Travertine Pavers and Brick Pavers?

Many customer in Coral Springs Florida choose travertine pavers over brick pavers however both are options when it comes to remodeling a pool deck, patio, or driveway. The major difference between the two is that one is a natural stone and the other is a man made. Travertine is a form of limerock that is pulled from earths surface that is created from natural processes. It is pulled out as large deposits from the natural quarries.

Where does Travertine come from?

The majority of travertine comes from Turkey. Once it is pulled from the quarries, it is cut into smaller slabs, and then cut into specific sizes for installation. There are multiple sizes including 4x8, 6x12, and the French pattern; which is a blend of 8x8, 8x16, 16x16, 16x24. Travertine comes only in specific colors based on minerals in the water that help to form it. Because of this, travertine will not fade or change colors. The color of the stone from day one when it is pulled from the quarry will be the same color of the stone on the day of installation, and will still be the same color years down the line. Travertine pavers are slip resistant and cool on the feet.

On the contrary, there are brick pavers.

In Coral Springs, Brick pavers are manufactured locally and are made out of cement. There are an assortment of different patterns to choose from and they can be used on both driveways and pool patios. Whereas travertine pavers only come in 1.25” thickness, brick pavers come in both 1” and 2 and 3/8” inch thickness. Brick pavers are generally custom ordered for each individual customer.

Patio Installation in Coral Springs.

Once the customer selects the color and style (100s of combinations), the pavers are then manufactured for that customer. Depending on the color selection, brick pavers will be made with using a white or grey cement base. The white cement pavers are generally the lighter colors and tend to stay cooler on the feet.

Contact us at Ross Services to get an inhome price quote on your travertine or brick paver patio deck! We offer a 3 year warranty even covering sunked or any shifted pavers for a care free experience.