Travertine Installation

Which Type of Travertine Tile is Best for Screened-In Porches and Patios?

One of the best features about travertine home renovations is that they look good and can be used anywhere, whether indoors or outdoors. But what about those indoor/outdoor spaces, such as screened-in porches and patios? If you're looking to truss up your seasonal living spaces, travertine tiles and pavers are the perfect solution for these places as well!

When going about a DIY travertine installation in a space like this, you'll want to consider a few different factors. Primary considerations include whether to use tiles or pavers, which type will look best in your space and the best way to install your travertine within your screened-in patio or porch.

Should I choose tiles or pavers?
Whether you choose tiles or pavers will depend on how open your space is. If your seasonal living space is entirely screened in and protected from the elements, such as rainfall, travertine tiles are the most appropriate choice. Tiles offer a smooth, sleek and attractive look for a seasonal indoor space.

If, on the other hand, your living space will be exposed to rain and other elements, you may be better off choosing travertine pavers. Pavers are more porous than tiles and are able to absorb water, making for a more reliable no-slip surface.

Which type of travertine will look the best in my seasonal living area?
If you're looking to install travertine tiles in a screened-in porch or patio, Travertine Mart suggests the French pattern brushed and chiseled travertine tiles as the ideal choice. These tiles offer an eye-catching pattern, and their chiseled edges, which help prevent slips and falls, make them both an attractive and safe option.

If you prefer pavers to tiles in your porch or patio, you can choose from the premium select tumbled French pattern walnut travertine pavers or the premium select tumbled French patterned country classic travertine pavers. Both options will provide a classic and elegant look to your exposed outdoor living space.

What's the best way to install travertine tiles or pavers in a screened-in porch or patio?
Travertine tiles and pavers can be installed directly on top of the existing surface as long as it's flat. If you're in a warm climate that doesn't see the freeze-and-thaw cycle, mortar setting your tiles is an appropriate approach. Lay your tiles and seal them with a premium bonding agent, such as FlexBond.

If you anticipate freezing to be an issue, you can use the mud-set method. If you're unsure which installation method is best for the climate you're in, you can ask your local hardware expert or else contact the friendly and knowledgeable representatives at Travertine Mart, who will be able to provide expert guidance.

Travertine tiles and pavers provide the perfect look for your DIY home renovation. If you need advice about your own screened-in porch or patio installation, contact Travertine Mart today!

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