When calculating the amount of Natural Stone Tile or Pavers you need for your project ordering the correct amount of overage is an important part. There is a rule of thumb within the industry when working with Travertine, Limestone, or Marble Tile which is ordering at least 10-12% overage for your project. This overage is important to cover waste, miscuts, and any material that is broken or chipped during installation or when pulled out of the pallet. The main focus for this is making sure you have the correct amount of material to properly complete your project and that you're not left short which can cost you time, money, and frustration.
Natural stone landscape pavers are ideal for decking around the pool and any outdoor patio area. The most popular type of natural stone paver is travertine but you can also find this product in limestone, slate, and even marble. Landscape pavers are usually 1 1/4" thick so they are durable enough to be installed directly on the ground and can even be used for a driveway. Natural stone pavers do require a little bit of upkeep but the value and beauty they add to your home are well worth it. It is recommended to powerwash the natural stone for your patio or pool area every three months. In any freeze thaw area you would also want to make sure that your natural stone pavers are sealed properly to ensure that moisture stays out of the stone. There are many very good exterior sealers on the market and the life of sealers continues to increase.
Marble and natural stone pavers are a great way to give your house a face-lift and add value. Stone pavers are most commonly utilized for exterior projects but are suitable for any indoor or outdoor area. The four most common types of pavers are travertine pavers, marble pavers, limestone pavers, and slate pavers. Each type of paver offers a unique look for your space and is available in a variety of sizes and formats including the Versailles or French pattern to give your outdoor or indoor area a signature design.
Travertine, Marble, Slate, and Limestone provide an unmatched combination of natural beauty, affordability, luxury, and durability for a variety of projects. Generally these materials come in tiles that range from 3/8’’ to 5/8’’ thick depending on the format, making them excellent options for interior applications as well as exterior applications where there is an available concrete surface to install upon and the tile will not be exposed to freeze-thaw cycles.
Rock Bottom Tile & Stone LLC is an online natural stone tile importing and distribution company founded to bring the highest quality natural stone to our customers at the absolute best prices. Our commitment is to provide excellence in quality, price and service.