When building a patio, one question that you must answer is: “is travertine cooler than concrete for patios?” Travertine has a porous structure that can absorb water easily. The porous nature of travertine is what makes it cooler than other materials even during hot weather.
Travertine is cooler than concrete. The low surface temperature of travertine makes it a better choice of material for all kinds of applications, including patio renovation and construction. Travertine can be around 20 to 30 percent cooler than concrete pavers as a result of its porous structure. The porous structure imparts important safety properties to travertine besides being cooler during the hottest days. The porous structure can provide a rougher texture, that is, better traction for areas where this is necessary like the pool. Since travertine has a non-slip texture, it is ideal for the pool area and also a great choice for patios and driveways. You can seal travertine pavers to make them even more resilient and to prevent the buildup of mold, fungus and deterioration.
To say that travertine is cooler than concrete is only a small part of the bigger picture. Travertine is also more resilient than concrete against extreme weather conditions. Concrete pavers are not as tenacious and are liable to crack during the winter. The color of concrete pavers may also fade due to the action of sleet, rain and snow. This increases maintenance costs, so you may have to color them again once every two years.
Since travertine has natural colors, you will not have to color them again as they do not fade. As travertine is more capable of withstanding freezing temperatures, it is a suitable choice if you live in an area that is very cold during the winter.
Despite the extra benefits over concrete, travertine does not require longer installation time and effort. Travertine pavers can be installed with the same ease as concrete pavers. Yet travertine is more durable than concrete and can serve you longer without deteriorating.
From the point of view of aesthetics, travertine once again has several advantages over concrete pavers. Concrete is a synthetic material and is not natural, unlike travertine. While contractors can attempt to impart a more natural look to concrete pavers, they will never achieve the same natural appearance as travertine, which is a completely natural material.
Travertine is more desirable since it is a completely natural material. Since it is found in nature, this material looks more natural and visually appealing than man-made concrete. The result is a more natural and visually stimulating effect for your carefully curated hardscape. Your home property will look better with travertine. Your patios and driveways will also be able to derive other benefits like staying cooler, greater durability and more slip-resistance.
We have years of experience installing travertine pavers and can do all jobs involving travertine, including maintenance, repair and renovation. You should get in touch with the professionals for your next home improvement project with travertine. Contact us today.