Why Travertine Pool Coping is the Best Choice for Your Swimming Pool
Feb 28, 2022
Why is travertine pool coping the best option for your custom swimming pool?
If you’re thinking of putting new pool construction or swimming pool renovations on this year’s to-do list, you’ll certainly have a bunch of options to choose from. There are many details to figure out – and choosing the right coping for the job is certainly an important one. One popular option is to use travertine pool coping to enhance the look of your pool design.
Let’s look at why this may be the perfect choice for your upcoming project.
The most noticeable attribute of travertine pool coping is its attractive aesthetic. The tiles are available in a wide variety of shades so that you can achieve a bold look or go with something a bit more neutral such as tan or gray. You’ll also love the natural beauty that comes from the graining that gives each one a unique appearance but also works in conjunction with the other tiles to form an overall look.
Travertine pool coping is constructed using high-quality materials that are highly durable against the elements and everyday usage. They can handle temperature changes exceptionally well, so you don’t have to worry about them becoming damaged even in extreme weather or when temperatures drop or rise unexpectedly. This helps ensure that the coping will last a very long time, even several decades, even if they’re properly cared for.
Travertine tiles have a non-porous surface, which means that water will drain off them instead of being retained on the surface or within the material itself. Not only does this help protect the tiles against damage, but this gives them a non-slip surface. This is especially useful around your pool where water getting onto the tiles will happen every time someone enjoys the pool.
In addition to being resistant to moisture, travertine pool coping is also resistant to heat. The materials used in its construction won’t retain heat even on the hottest of days, leaving the tiles cool to the touch. This is especially helpful around swimming pools where adults and kids are both likely to be barefoot and susceptible to hot surfaces.
Another great benefit of travertine pool coping is that it isn’t an expensive material. Although it’s more costly than concrete coping, the price will be significantly lower than marble or granite and is competitively priced when compared to natural stone pavers and other design elements. Despite its lower cost, it’s just as durable as many other design options. This also means that you’ll be able to shift funds to other areas of your landscape.
Travertine tiles are quite easy to install, especially for someone well-versed in landscape design. Although this coping should be installed by a professional, they won’t have to spend as much time on the installation as they might be required to do with other materials. This can save you a bit of money in labor costs because the work won’t take as long.
As we’ve expressed above, travertine tiles are very durable and can last decades under proper conditions. However, accidents can happen, which can sometimes mean that a single tile or two may become damaged because something heavy has been dropped on it or some type of similar incident has occurred. Luckily, a single tile is very easy to replace and, depending on the severity and your skillset you may be able to do it yourself.
The last thing any homeowner wants to do is spend a lot of time maintaining their landscape. Unfortunately, there are certain types of landscape elements where you must dedicate time to keep in it clean. Travertine pool coping isn’t one of them because all you need to do is hose it down every once in a while, to keep it looking great.
Contact Larsen’s Pool & Spa for Travertine Pool Coping
Larsen’s Pool & Spa employs the most trusted custom pool builders in Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions about travertine pool coping or would like to learn about our swimming pool financing options, give us a call at (727) 786-7665 today to schedule a free consultation!