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HOW TO INSTALL TRAVERTINE TILES AND PAVERS OVER AN EXISTING CONCRETE SLAB

August 28, 2016

What you will need to lay your travertine pavers

 

Travertine pavers give any homeowner the opportunity to own a patio, sidewalk or driveway that looks as if it were right out of a cathedral. Travertine pavers can add value to the home by being aesthetically pleasing. If you have a concrete patio, sidewalk, driveway or walls, you can make them look much better with Travertine pavers. Installing travertine pavers on top of concrete saves you money while increasing value. The following article will show you how.

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clean the conceret to lay the travertine pavers

Step 1 – Clean the Concrete

Travertine pavers give any homeowner the opportunity to own a patio, sidewalk or driveway that looks as if it were right out of a cathedral. Travertine pavers can add value to the home by being aesthetically pleasing. If you have a concrete patio, sidewalk, driveway or walls, you can make them look much better with Travertine pavers. Installing travertine pavers on top of concrete saves you money while increasing value. The following article will show you how.

Step 2 – Apply Mortar

Once the mortar has been spread out over the concrete, you can begin laying the pavers. Place the pavers in the corner, first making sure they are tight against the wall. If doing a driveway or sidewalk, then add extra mortar to the outside edge to compensate for the spreading of the mortar. Once the paver is in place, press down on it while wiggling it from side to side. This helps to spread out the mortar as well as allowing it to attach to the travertine pavers. Place the next paver, butting it up against the last. Continue adding mortar and pavers in this fashion until they are all placed.

 apply mortar to lay the travertine pavers
laying travertine pavers

Step 3 – Laying Travertine Pavers

Once the mortar has been spread out over the concrete, you can begin laying the pavers. Place the pavers in the corner, first making sure they are tight against the wall. If doing a driveway or sidewalk, then add extra mortar to the outside edge to compensate for the spreading of the mortar. Once the paver is in place, press down on it while wiggling it from side to side. This helps to spread out the mortar as well as allowing it to attach to the travertine pavers. Place the next paver, butting it up against the last. Continue adding mortar and pavers in this fashion until they are all placed.

Step 4 – Clean up your Travertine Pavers

As you are placing the pavers, you will notice mortar being expelled through the seams. Use the trowel to remove this excess mortar and place it back in the bucket for use later on. The mortar needs to cure for at least a full day prior to being walked on. It will be at least a week before the mortar is fully cured.

 clean up your travertine pavers
  • Broom
  • Power washer – Gernie
  • Mild soap
  • Travertine pavers
  • Towel
  • Straight Edge or Level
  • Chalk Line
  • TIME – If no time allow approx $65-85 m2 for a professional paver to do the job.
  • Straight Edge or Level
  • Chalk Line
  • TIME – If no time allow approx $65-85 m2 for a professional paver to do the job.
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