Travertine Backyard Patios and Pools

Travertine Backyard Patios and Pools

travertine backyard patio and pool at night

Travertine backyard patios and pools designs simply are one of the best choices for your poolscape designs. When considering your patio choice you will want to consider travertine pavers because they are the perfect option for your patio below are some of the many benefits.

Nothing will enhance the beauty of your outdoor entrances, patios, pool decks, and/or walkways like our elegant travertine stone pavers. Travertine pavers are made from natural stone and are available in a range of sizes and shapes.

The Benefits of Travertine Pavers

One of the best reasons to consider these pavers is purely aesthetic. They offer a unique look to your home when compared with other pavers, making your patio or pool deck stand out amongst others in your neighborhood!

Travertine is also a great choice for use around pools because they don’t become slippery when wet. This offers a higher level of safety when you and your family are enjoying your pool.

Designing your backyard patio and pool area it is important to consider how affordable and durable the material will be.  Travertine proves to be a great investment because of the high-quality product and longevity of the stone. Their durability derives from their resistance to freezing, thawing, and fading in weather, and if you need to replace a single paver, the process is very easy.

Additionally, travertine pavers are easy to clean, ensuring that they will continue to look great for years to come.

If you are looking for the perfect pavers for your next project, travertine pavers could be your best choice. Take some time to look at all of the options available here at the Gappsi Gallery to see which selections match your space.

Travertine Backyard Patios and Pools

Travertine French Pattern Backyard Design In Kings Park NY

Travertine french pattern pavers and pool coping are installed in this backyard design in Kings Park NY. The project was designed by Giuseppe Abbrancati and built by the Gappsi team. The back yard was completely remodeled and included in the installation of a gunite swimming pool finished with super blue Diamond Brite plaster with porcelain tiles on the top of the water line as well as markers on steps, spa, and sundeck.

The pool is equipped with a gunite spa, a sundeck where lounge chairs can be placed in 12 inches of water, a bubbler jet on the sundeck, and LED lights. The backyard design included a 16×16 pavilion built over an outdoor kitchen with all twin eagle appliances. A retaining wall was built with poured concrete to retain the backyard but also used for a sheer descent water feature. The patio, pool coping and wall veneers consist of walnut travertine imported from Turkey, using a beige brown shade stone color very suitable for pool areas. Landscape lighting was also installed to create a peaceful ambiance at night time making this backyard layout a retreat for the happy homeowners. Gappsi designed, supplied, and installed the entire project.

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Gappsi Group offers the following residential and commercial services to the public:

Home RemodelingSwimming PoolsPaver Cleaning and SealingSports Game CourtsEpoxy FlooringLandscape, and Masonry Design, and Construction. All our divisions are headed by well-experienced personnel.

Our latest division is the manufacturing of clay brick ovens, made from the best materials on earth. We distribute all these ovens throughout North America, we also display them at the showroom and have weekly demonstrations on how to use the ovens.

VIEW OUR VIDEO OF A TRAVERTINE BACKYARD PATIOS AND POOLS

Any services that are not covered under our Home Improvement License are performed by a licensed and insured Subcontractor.

Our showroom display also includes the most beautiful and unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide these services in the following areas of Nassau and Suffolk County. (Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich)
Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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Backyard Ideas And Poolscapes On Long Island

Backyard Ideas And Poolscapes

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Are you looking for backyard ideas and poolscapes to level up your backyard?  Summertime is here and it’s time to enjoy those long summer nights while being in the comforts of your home.

One refreshing way to enjoy your backyard and beat the heat is to take a dip in a swimming pool. Today’s in-ground pools go way beyond the turquoise-lined rectangular shapes that quickly began to populate backyards.  Many people now want poolscapes with built-in waterfalls, surrounding gardens, and organic shapes making your pool a beautiful element added to your backyard landscape.

What is a Poolscape?

A poolscape is simply the landscape surrounding any pool, along with the shape and the type of pool itself. There are a plethora of options when it comes to the general design and within each theme even more options for the type of greenery and other decorative items you may want. You can choose to play a hand in the design of the poolscape yourself, higher a professional designer, or rely on the expertise of a contractor. No matter how you choose to design your pool, it is essential you hire a professional to put it all together.  People use combinations of these ideas below along with all kinds of greenery.

General Poolscape Categories

  • Asian Landscapes
  • Bank Checks – This will incorporate a retaining wall
  • English Landscape
  • Tropical
  • Hawaiian
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Garden
  • Waterfalls
  • Much more

Backyard Ideas And Poolscapes

You May be Wondering What Is Right For Me?

The right type of poolscape all depends on personal preference; however, there are some things to keep in mind. First is the size of your yard which, may limit your options. Next is the type of ground you have on your property because it determines the amount of work it will take to create the look you want,  For instance, areas with the hard ground or desert areas may be more expensive when it comes to installing a lot of greenery or a tropical setting because it is dryer and the ground is harder.

What Type of Features Do You Want?

There are many options like waterfalls, ponds, and fountains to choose from to mention a few popular ones. The actual shape of the pool is a consideration too. Some backyard ideas and poolscapes may look better with a rectangular design, others will compliment curved pools.

Before choosing the style you like you will want to look at plenty of examples, catalogs, and websites. Remember, once construction is underway it might be difficult to change your mind.

How much will it cost?

Price really will vary, whatever you spend, you can be sure that a great design will improve the value of your home and will improve the quality of your time spent in the backyard.

Why do I need a contractor?

A contractor is essential for a large job.  Doing the job the right way the first time will ensure a backyard you can be proud of. Many of the features may be difficult for one not familiar and experienced with creating poolscapes, meaning not hiring a professional can take much longer and can even become more expensive in wasted time and resources.

Click to see our Long Island Backyard Ideas and Poolscapes Design

SCHEDULE A MEETING TODAY WITH GAPPSI

Gappsi Group offers the following residential and commercial services to the public:

Home RemodelingSwimming PoolsPaver Cleaning and SealingSports Game CourtsEpoxy FlooringLandscape, and Masonry Design, and Construction. All our divisions are headed by well-experienced personnel.

Our latest division is the manufacturing of clay brick ovens, made from the best materials on earth. We distribute all these ovens throughout North America, we also display them at the showroom and have weekly demonstrations on how to use the ovens.

VIEW OUR VIDEO OF BACKYARD IDEAS AND POOLSCAPES

Any services that are not covered under our Home Improvement License are performed by a licensed and insured Subcontractor.

Our showroom display also includes the most beautiful and unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide these services in the following areas of Nassau and Suffolk County. (Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich)
Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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Flamed Granite Pavers For Driveways

Flamed Granite Pavers For Driveways

Flamed Granite pavers driveway

Why should you use Granite Pavers when paving your driveway?

Granite is a very common type of rock, flamed granite is another one of our hard-wearing granite pavers. The flamed finish provides that extra grip surface. This granite is a very dense product that has been torched with a flame to cause an exfoliated finish, commonly known as a “Flamed” finish.  The flamed finish provides the stone with a high grip surface, hence its popularity for domestic and commercial jobs.

Our Flamed Granite Pavers are widely used in the home, on patios, decks, and around commercial properties. Granite has been used in construction for tens of thousands of years. It is a popular stone due to its very tough and durable nature along with an abundance of stones found around the world. Most granite deposits are massive making the cost lower compared to some of the other types of stone used in construction. Granite is quite beautiful and is often preferred in areas where style is the primary concern as opposed to the functionality of the stone.

What is the texture & color of granite?

Granite has a coarse to medium texture and can come in a wide range of colors including shades of pink and grey. The color depends entirely on the chemistry and different minerals making up the stone. Generally, different areas will have stones of a slightly different shade and a common feature is the different colors within any slab of stone. The overall hue will usually range from gray to pink, but within are shades of both pink and gray are tan, black, and white as well as a clear or shiny crystal.

Granite Pavers Used In Construction

Most projects are completed and installed over a recycled concrete base (RCA) then the flamed granite pavers are installed over one inch of sand with Surebond polymeric sand to fill the joints between the pavers. Additionally, gray granite Belgian blocks are used to retain the earth next to driveway borders.

We created a compass star aligned with the door, to highlight the entrance to the house. It’s a circular driveway with a separate driveway for the garage doors. The color of the pavers matches the roof tiles of the house, a combination of beige maroon rust and the blue limestone for the aprons of all the entrances of the driveway. The installation of the driveway started with the excavation of the soil and the installation of the RCA base.

Flamed Granite Pavers Driveway

This driveway in the pictures was constructed with a 10-inch RCA base and granite pavers were installed on one inch of fine sand. The paving stone sizes were 6”x 9”, with a flamed and tumbled texture finish. These flamed granite pavers are 1-1/4” thick and can be used for pedestrian and vehicular trafficked areas. The joints in between the pavers were filled with polymeric sand, then compacted with a mechanical vibratory plate and sealed. To learn more about Gappsi products, please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit our website at www.gappsi.com

That is not to say there are not a number of advantages though:
1. Granite is durable – Granite is a very hard stone and will last for years with little or no wear. In fact, many who carve monuments have begun switching from marble to granite due to increased acid rain, which over years will degrade the marble more so than granite.
2. Granite is beautiful – Granite comes in a wide range of shades, and polished granite can be a truly stylish addition to nearly any home or building.
3. Granite is inexpensive – Compared to many stones granite is very affordable due to its abundance.

Feel free to take a look at our Granite Pavers Gallery.

SCHEDULE A MEETING TODAY WITH GAPPSI

Gappsi Group offers the following residential and commercial services to the public:

Home RemodelingSwimming PoolsPaver Cleaning and SealingSports Game CourtsEpoxy FlooringLandscape, and Masonry Design, and Construction. All our divisions are headed by well-experienced personnel.

Our latest division is the manufacturing of clay brick ovens, made from the best materials on earth. We distribute all these ovens throughout North America, we also display them at the showroom and have weekly demonstrations on how to use the ovens.

VIEW OUR VIDEO OF FLAMED GRANITE PAVERS

Our showroom display also includes the most beautiful and unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide these services in the following areas of Nassau and Suffolk County. (Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Commack, Lake Grove, Centereach, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich).

Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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Grotto Built in Gunite Swimming Pool Lake Grove NY

Grotto Built in a Gunite Swimming Pool Lake Grove NYThis grotto was built as part of a new gunite swimming pool in Lake Grove NY, the inside of the grotto has a semi-circular bench equipped with 2 water jets and an air blower. The center of the bench has a LED light and in the front of the rooftop, we installed 3 water sheer descent water features. The top of the grotto is also used as a diving platform for the kids to jump off into the pool. Tile markers were installed on the bench and waterline. The finish applied to the walls is the super blue diamond brite quartz finish.

Gappsi is a complete one-stop-shop for all construction-related needs, providing a wide variety of services from home remodeling, home extensions, roofing and sidings, windows and doors, kitchens and baths, decks, railings, synthetic turf, sports courts, putting greens, basketball courts, bocce courts, landscape design, masonry work, pools, pool patios, copings, porches, basement entrances, stucco, holiday/landscape decorative lighting, and restoration of old paving stones like Cambridge and Nicolock.

We offer a wide variety of outdoor appliances including Twin Eagle, Delta, Primo, AMG, Summerset, Summit outdoor refrigerator, Fontana, and Alfa Ovens. We also offer our own line of Italian handmade brick ovens, forged from volcanic clay, with many different models to choose from. Our showroom display also includes the most beautiful and unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide these services in the following areas of Nassau and Suffolk County. (Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich)

Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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Driveway And Front Entrance Installed with marble stairs in Dix Hills NY

Driveway And Front Entrance Installed with marble stairs in Dix Hills NY

Driveway And Front Entrance Installed with marble stairs in Dix Hills NY In this residence in Dix Hills New York we redid the entire front of the house landscaping, retaining walls and driveway. The driveway was paved with asphalt and bordered with Belgium blocks. Also the driveway aprons were paved with Belgium blocks and on each side of the driveway we did the column with lights and a little decorative retaining wall. All the planters and retaining walls were veneered with silver travertine on random patterns and kept with the g43 marble coping. All landscaping was redone and the front door entrance consists of several platforms with accent lights and columns and also a sitting area, porch, the
veneer on the face of the house was done with the silver travertine random pattern. Every planting bed was retained with retaining walls veneered with silver travertine and capped with the marble coping.

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Silver Travertine Pool Patio And Coping Wantagh Nassau County NY

Silver Travertine Pool Patio And Coping Wantagh Nassau County NY

 Silver Travertine Pool Patio And Coping Wantagh Nassau County NYThis is a backyard in Wantagh NY. Was totally renovated starting with the pool replumbed, new liner, and new equipment. On the patio we used a silver travertine French Pattern and the coping around the pool is two inches G36 travertine. The homeowner nicely decorated the backyard with furniture. We built a gas fire feature, a fire pit with granite top and the fire burner is covered with tumbled blue glass. We also built a custom pavilion, shrimped with azac moldings and cedar. We also built a very large u shaped outdoor kitchen with all outdoor appliances and wood burning oven. The island was built with borrell eldorado cabinets and veneered with silver travertine and granite countertops. Very exotic look and beautifully done.
Some of the products used to build this free standing custom pavilion with outdoor kitchen
• 18×20 structure supported by 4 6×6 steel tubing
• asphalt structural shingles GAF High definition colors collection
• columns and fascia wrapped with Azek
• soffit and cathedral ceiling finish with select/clear no knots 6×6 T&G cedar planks 5/8 of an inch thick
• soffit vented and cedar painted with clear protective finish paint/sealer
Gappsi is a complete backyard designer from landscaping, masonry and gunite and vinyl swimming pools, home remodeling and construction, synthetic turf, sports courts, putting greens, basketball courts, bocce courts and dog run playgrounds.. Gappsi knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dream. We also provide These services in the following areas of Eastern Long Island, Western Long, Island, North-Shore long Island, South-Shore Long Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, East Norwich and both Nassau and Suffolk County. In addition, Gappsi provides all the following products and services: Landscape Designing, Swimming pools, Home Remodeling, Sports Courts, Outdoor Appliances, Pavingstone Cleaning and Sealing, Holiday Lights, Epoxy Floors, Shrink Wrap Services, Landscape, Masonry, Natural Stone, Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Porcelain.

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Rock waterfall construction in Lake Grove NY

Rock waterfall construction in Lake Grove NYThis waterfall it’s been designed and built by Gappsi in Lake Grove NY as part of a large backyard project that includes a custom gunite swimming pool, pavilion, patio, and full landscaping. Natural Long Island boulders were used for the risers and bluestone shelves for the water cascades. We created steps on both sides of the grotto, on the waterfall side, and by the slide, for the kids to get to the top of the grotto and jump in the pool. For the landscaping, we used small plants and grasses to decorate the waterfall and slide, and evergreens along the back to create privacy from the neighboring house.

 

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Gunite pool built in Asharoken NY

Gunite pool built in Asharoken NYBackyard designed and Installed by Gappsi in Asharoken NY. Included a 12×36 gunite pool with marble coping. Limestone G44 for the patio and an auto cover. We used super blue diamond bright for the pool finish on the steps and benches; we used the tiles indicators. The pool is equipped with a badu jet to swim against or just exercise. The pool is only 3 to 6 feet deep, This is one of the most beautiful properties on Long Island. The house has a waterfront in the front house and the backyard.

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25×60 Gunite swimming pool in Roslyn.

25x60 Gunite swimming pool in Roslyn.The pool is complete except for the patio around. We installed the porcelain pavers for water line tiles, Installed Indiana limestone as the coping. Laminar Jets, spillover water bawls and sheer descends in raised sundeck in the back. The sundeck with steps and the spa is raised from the water.

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Backyard Design Gunite pool Masonry and landscape

Backyard Design, Gunite pool, Masonry and landscape by GappsiBackyard Design Gunite pool, this is the complete project. One of the nicest designs and builds we have done and one of the best customers we ever worked for. We used the G44 Gappsi blue limestone for the entire patio. The pool is a 30×50 gunite pool geometrical freeform. We installed 2 water spill over pots and the fire features. the pool has a sundeck with a bubbler. It has a grotto with sheer descends and a bench underneath. The grotto is also used for the kids to dive into the deep end of the pool. It has also a slide custom build into the landscaping. for the side we have self contained waterfall pond less with natural rocks. We have steps to go up to the top of the grotto for the kids to jump out of. This patio area next to the waterfall is for a daybed. The coping was installed with tumbled silver travertine and all the veneers on the walls are split face silver travertine.  The spa is elevated out of the pool to create a spill over or just used as a spa to get the water to be 104 degrees. We built a custom pavilion with an outdoor kitchen equipped with all brand new delta appliances. The TV Will go on the wall. This is the kitchen,  we also built a fire pit area with a breeo smokeless stainless steel fire pit.  Great technology and it will never rust.  These are precast steps to go up to the platform of the slide and jumping platform over the top of the grotto. The pool finishes are super blue diamond bright with porcelain tiles underneath coping in the waterline.  We took day pictures and as it got darker,  with the lights on.  The pool has led lights that change color in automatic the bubbler has a white light so it stands out and the spa has a separate light that can be in one color or automated to change color. We also provide  These services in the following areas of Eastern Long-Island – Western long-Island  – North-Shore long-Island – South-Shore long-Island, Suffolk County,  Nassau County,  Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon , Huntington,  Islip, Smithtown,  Brookhaven, Southampton,  Riverhead,  East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor,  Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor,  East ,Norwich and both Nassau and Suffolk County

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