Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why Travertine and not another natural stone?


Travertine pavers have become very popular for use around patios and pools for their cool to the touch feel and elegant pourous texture. They are smooth on your feet when you walk on them and will never burn you. Their texture allows for a safer non-slip surface as well if children are using the patio or pool. This makes them great for any household.

Where do our Pavers come from?

  
We import our premium grade natural stone pavers from turkey.  Turkey is known to have the highest quality stone and is the preferred choice of Elegant.

Is it possible to see the actual lot of stone you are purchasing from Elegant?


Yes, in fact we recommend giving us a call and visiting the warehouse to see the actual stone for itself. We can of course send pictures on request.

How thick are our Pavers?


Elegant Pavers start at 1 1/4” thick.  Coping is 1 1/4” or 2” thick.

What are the different types of finishes of Travertine and Marble?


There are four different types of finishes that travertine and marble can come in. Tumbled, Brushed, Polished and Honed.

What is the French Pattern?


The French Pattern is an arrangement of travertine or marble pavers that come in four sizes. 8″ x 8″ / 8″ x 16″ / 16″ x 16″ / 16″ x 24″. They are arranged in a 2:1:2:1 ratio that breaks up the space of your patio and offers an elegant solution for you to enjoy. A majority of our travertine and marble come pre-crated in the French Pattern already. It is perfect for any large or small spaces due to it’s sizing nature.

Are Travertine and Marble pavers durable?


Our premium grade travertine and marble has been apart of nature for thousands of years. The pavers and coping will retain their color and have passed compression strength tests to ensure the material is durable and premium grade. It is one of the top reasons why people would choose travertine and marble over brick.

Can our Pavers be used in cold weather climates?


Yes, Pavers can withstand cold weather conditions given that they are premium grade and have been installed properly. Our products have passed third party laboratory tests for freeze/thaw cycle performance without any cracking.

How do I take care of my natural stone Pavers?


The pavers should be kept free of debris and should be rinsed with water periodically to keep their natural beauty and elegant look.

Can you use our pavers over an existing pool deck?


Yes, the existing deck acts as the foundation for laying of the  pavers. It is just another method of applying a base. You may also Sand-set.

Does natural stone stain?


No. If basic maintenance is done, Natural Stone will not stain. In the event it was not maintained properly, Elegant can recommend the proper product to remove the stain.

Can our travertine and marble pavers be used around a salt water pool? Should it be sealed?


Yes, both travertine and marble can be used around a salt water pool. When using a salt water with a travertine/marble patio it is important to seal the travertine or marble. When looking for a type of sealer you will want to purchase a water repelling impregnating sealer which will prolong the life and color of your patio. Using a type of modified silane sealer will penetrate deep enough to protect against salt attacks on your natural stone such as spalling and efflorescence

Can we offer testing results? Does this make it Premium Grade?


Yes, every year Elegant Tile and Stone ships samples off for laboratory testing to ensure our material is Premium Grade and suitable for the northern climates that we operate in. This sets us apart from our competitors in that we can offer these testing results where others merely advertise the product as being premium grade when in actuality is only a standard or commercial quality material.

How much should I allow for waste, breakage and cuts?


Elegant Tile and Stone typically recommends 10% for waste, breakage and cuts so make sure you communicate with your contractor. 10% is the industry standard.

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