Limestone and Travertine both are well-suited for high-traffic areas. However, in general terms, Limestone has more strength as compared to Travertine. It is less likely to crack or break whereas Travertine is more brittle and is more prone to breaking. Every natural stone requires maintenance and care. If installed and cared for correctly, they can last for decades!
Limestone and Travertine tiles and pavers are great natural stones that enhance the value of your property, feel soft underfoot, and bring a long-lasting premium touch to your home or project.
While choosing natural stones for commercial projects or home renovations, we often consider the usage, footfall, weather, and many other factors.
How Are Limestone and Travertine Made?
Limestone – Limestone is a natural stone that forms at the bottom of water deposits and is formed mostly of the skeletal and shell-like fragments of marine organisms. Subject to high amounts of pressure and a lot of heat, these minerals form into crystalline calcium carbonate rock. In both appearance and function, limestone can seem very similar to marble. Limestones are popular because of their neutral, white, and beige colours.
Travertine – Similar to limestone, travertine is made of compact calcium carbonate. It forms at the bottom of bodies of water and from the remains of aquatic creatures. The big difference between travertine and limestone in development is when extra heat and pressure are added to the travertine. It forms subsequently limestone. When the necessary heat and pressure are absent, travertine is left. Travertine is made up of a compact composite of layers of different materials. Hence, travertine can be considered a stone in the pre-limestone stage.
Different stages achieved in the formation, dictate the density of the stone. Both Limestone and Travertine are dense. It is suitable for a variety of residential and commercial projects, depending on the specific requirements of the project.
Standing The Test Of Time
All natural stone is porous to some degree and requires proper maintenance and care. If durability and low maintenance are key focuses, it is always advisable to seek expert advice. When selecting the most suitable product for your project. When maintained properly, natural stone will last generations.
Many historical landmarks have been constructed of Limestone or Travertine, creating the perfect example of the durability of these natural stones.
Life With Natural Stone
Since Limestone and Travertine have been created by natural processes rather than in a factory, the stones are beautiful and unique. But to keep natural stone looking beautiful and long-lasting, proper care and maintenance are required. If less maintenance is a deciding factor for you, Limestone might be a better choice than Travertine since fewer holes make Limestone less prone to collecting dirt. The maintenance will also depend on the type of colouring you choose. If you select a light-colored Limestone or Travertine, it will need to be cleaned more frequently than a darker stone with more veining and pattern.
Sealing Both Limestone and Travertine Is Essential
High-quality sealers can last up to 5-10 years depending on usage and the porosity of the stone. Sealers allow the stone to be cleaned more easily and stains to be released but it is recommended to wipe away spills before they have a chance to penetrate. Cleaning should always be done with a pH-neutral cleaner to prevent etching the surface.
Our natural pool edging in Long Island NY offers texture, warmth, durability, and elegance in your outdoor surroundings. Choose from any one of our exceptional materials, carefully selected to ensure suitability in a wet environment, ensuring a quality product that will stand the test of time.
Choosing quality pool edging is crucial in the overall design of your space, and we are here to help. There are a number of factors involved, including choosing a stone that will enhance the look of the pool, but one that can also stand the salt and chemicals in the water, and one that provides a non-slip surface. Our natural stone range ticks all these boxes and more, ensuring that you get the right finish for your project.
We offer a full range of shapes and sizes, including square-edged, bull-nosed, tumbled-edged, and arrissed-edged. We have the right shape for you.
Don’t choose your pool coping tiles blindly – come into our showroom and see how the finished products look, and talk it over with our stone and paving experts, who are always on hand to help you get the right product for your job.
Limestone G044 Pool Pavers And Coping
Gappsi designed and built this backyard in Asharoken NY. We built a 20 x 50 gunite pool with a sundeck and stadium stairs in the shallow area. The pool was finished with super blue diamond bright and porcelain tiles in the water line. The pool is also equipped with an auto cover. We used G044 Gappsi Limestone for the coping and the patio. We also built an outdoor kitchen with all twin eagle appliances including the grill, storage cabinets, refrigerator, and icemaker, and also an under-mounted sink. The shade structure built over opens to let the sun come through it and also closes to protect the cooking area from the rain. The latest backyard was designed and built by Gappsi.