Marble pavers are also known as travertine tumbled pavers. Pieces of stone are literally tossed around with other rocks to give it its rustic and aged look. Besides giving these pavers a gorgeous appearance, a tumbled stone paver will also be safer as it is slip resistant. This is especially beneficial around pool decks, patios, lanais and driveways.
Installing marble pavers can be done a couple of different ways. They can either be sand-set or gravel-set or the pavers can be mortar-set. Obviously setting the pavers down with sand or gravel will allow more flexibility in the stone itself in addition to making it much easier to replace a stone if the need ever arises. Mortar-set pavers will clearly provide more strength to the area as it is very unlikely to experience any shifting. Pavers are available in 6x12, 12x12, 16x16, 24x24, and the French Pattern which comes supplied as a set that includes 4 sizes that make up the very popular and sophisticated design pattern. These 4 sizes include 8x8, 8x16, 16x16 and 16x24.
The popularity of marble pavers does not fade and with good reason. Unlike concrete pavers, natural marble pavers stay cool under your feet. The care needed is very minimal and the beauty of the stone will never fade as with manufactured stone. Suppliers of marble pavers are everywhere in the U.S. but caution must be taken to ensure the purchase doesn't result in buyer's regret. Perhaps because of the geographical advantage of being close to ports, the Southeast region of the U.S. is home to Stone-Mart and Travertine Warehouse. Both of these companies are equipped with the inventory, staff, knowledge and capabilities to ship beautiful marble pavers to any corner of the world.