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Noce Travertine for Unforgettable Hardscape Projects

Step into a realm of enduring beauty and sophisticated charm with our featured product spotlight on Noce Travertines. These exquisite stones, characterized by warm, earthy tones, are the perfect choice for elevating your exterior hardscape projects. Whether you’re an architect planning a backyard oasis or a contractor seeking top-tier products for your clients, Noce Travertine promises to bring timeless elegance to every outdoor space.

 Noce Travertine: A Symphony of Warm Tones

  1. Rich Color Palette:
    • Noce Travertine highlights a rich palette of warm browns, tans, and creams, creating a captivating visual tapestry. This versatile color range effortlessly complements a variety of aesthetics and design styles, from classic to contemporary.
  2. Natural Variation:
    • The inherent beauty of this Travertine lies in its natural variation. Each stone boasts unique patterns and veining, ensuring that every hardscape project is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. This distinctive quality adds character and authenticity to any outdoor space.
  3. Unmatched Versatility:
    •  From patios, walkways, and wall veneers to pool surrounds, copings, and driveways, Travertine is an incredibly versatile choice for exterior hardscape projects. Its warm hues create a welcoming atmosphere, making it ideal for both residential and commercial settings.

Why Choose Travertine?

    1. Durability in Every Detail:
      • Engineered by nature and perfected over time, Travertine is renowned for its durability. Its robust structure ensures resilience against the elements, making it an ideal choice for enduring hardscape projects that stand the test of time.
    2. Easy Maintenance:
      • Enjoy the beauty of Travertine with minimal maintenance. Its natural resistance to wear and tear simplifies upkeep, allowing you to relish the stunning aesthetics of your hardscape without the stress of constant maintenance.

    Distributors and Architects Love Working with Gothicstone Travertine

    1. Extensive Stock Availability:
      • Our Travertine collections are readily available and special requirements can be produced in record time, ensuring that you have the stock you need for projects of any scale. Whether you’re a contractor with multiple clients or a designer embarking on a new project, our products are available to meet your demands.
    2. Customization Opportunities:
      • Elevate your exterior space with custom creations using Travertine. Its natural variation and versatility make it an excellent choice for intricate designs, patterns, and layouts (including water-jet cutting capability). We can produce any size or thickness for projects or stock and have (12) surface finish textures to enhance the aesthetics.

    Conclusion: Elevate Your Outdoor Experience with Gothicstone Noce

    In conclusion, Noce Travertine is more than just a stone; it’s an invitation to elevate your outdoor aesthetics. With its warm tones, natural variation, and enduring charm, Travertine stands as a testament to the beauty that only nature can create. If you’re envisioning a cozy patio, a serene garden path, or a magnificent pool deck and outdoor entertainment space, Noce Travertine is the key to turning your hardscape dreams into an outdoor living reality.

    For inquiries, quotes, or to explore our extensive Travertine collection, please contact us. Let the journey to a more elegant and inviting outdoor space begin today.

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    Cleaning & Sealing Natural Stone – Limestone, Travertine, Marble

    Cleaning and sealing a natural stone (limestone, travertine, or marble) pool deck or patio is less maintenance than its wood counterpart.  Stone sealer and cleaner products are very high-tech and require minimal maintenance to keep your natural stone looking like new over the years.

    Cleaning natural stone on a regular basis:

    • Use any non-caustic degreasing agent (mild dish or hand soap) mixed in warm water. Agitate/scrub with a broom.
    • Use Stain Proof Alkaline Cleaner, formerly Oxy-Klenza™, https://www.drytreat.com/cleaners/regular/hanafinn-oxy-klenza.html
    • Power washing with residential strength power washers (ie: 3000 PSI or less) is recommended. 

    Minor restoration cleaning (mild surface etch):

    This treatment will renew the original look of the stone surface and make the color ‘pop’ and is only recommended occasionally (maybe once every several years). Not in lieu of regular cleaning.

    • Dilute muriatic acid 10 parts water to 1-part store-bought muriatic acid.
    • Hose down the entire stone surface.
    • Pour diluted mix and move it around with a broom or rag mop – consider doing it in 10-15 square foot overlapping sections.  Don’t let it sit in one place without moving and agitating it.  The acid will neutralize after 10-15 seconds. Be sure to follow all safety procedures (eye protection, rubber gloves, etc.) as with any caustic material. However, this weak solution of diluted muriatic acid will not attack the skin under normal circumstances.  Additionally, after 10-15 seconds of contact with the stone the acid will be neutralized (100%, more or less) and not harmful to plants, shrubbery, pets, etc.  
    • Finish by rinsing the surface with clean water.

    Sealing natural stone when dry-set installation:

    For a dry-set installation, it is not necessary to seal the stone.  However, sealing the stone with a high-quality penetrating sealer does provide some attractive benefits.

    • If you choose to seal the stone (to prevent staining that can naturally occur with any masonry product) we recommend ICP brand products; ‘Stain Proof’ sealer and cleaner products.  Please be sure to follow all recommendations stipulated on this page for optimal results: https://www.drytreat.com/sealers/residential/stain-proof.html.  
    • Another benefit is the additional ‘locking in’ effect that the sealer has on prolonging the natural coloration of the stone. Over many years, the stone can fade slightly due to acid rain and other environmental factors. 
    • NOTE: Do not use concrete paver sealers – they are formulated as topical sealers. They can be very slippery and appear as an undesirable shiny coating on the surface.  Furthermore, the topical coating traps moisture. It doesn’t allow the stone to “breathe” (which is important for all natural stone products). 
    • NOTE 2: If you choose to purchase sealers from a “big box” retailer, be aware that (even within the same brand name) you will get a lesser quality product. The “big box” retailers force the manufacturers to make less expensive (lower quality) versions for them under the same brand labels. 

    Sealing natural stone when wet-set installation:

    • It is best to seal the stone BEFORE grouting as the sealer also acts as a “grout release” and will make the grouting process faster and easier.
    • Please be sure to follow all recommendations stipulated by the sealer manufacturer. If using Stain Proof, please follow the recommendations on this page for optimal results: https://www.drytreat.com/sealers/residential/stain-proof.html.  
    • NOTE: it is important that you do not use concrete paver sealers! They are formulated as topical sealers. It can be very slippery and appear as an undesirable shiny coating on the surface.  Furthermore, the topical coating traps moisture. It doesn’t allow the stone to “breathe” (which is important for all natural stone products). 
    • NOTE 2: If you choose to purchase sealers from a “big box” retailer, please be aware that (even within the same brand name) you will get a lesser quality product, as the “big box” retailers force the manufacturers to make less expensive (lower quality) versions for them under the same brand labels. 

    Video: STONE SEALER PRODUCTS BENEFIT FOR MANY YEARS

    We do not receive financial compensation, nor do we bear any responsibility for the use (misuse) of these recommended brand products.

    Direct inquiries to:  stonehunter@gothicstone.com

    Concrete Pavers vs Natural Stone Travertine Pavers……You Decide!

    10 Reasons why select Natural Stone Travertine, Limestone, or Marble Pavers vs Concrete Pavers.  

    #1 REAL natural stone travertine pavers are less expensive than faux-stone concrete look-alikes….and have a much better look and enduring life span.
    #2 ASTM* Tested – twice the strength of concrete.
    #3 Stays Cool Underfoot unlike man-made products or slate.
    #4 Great for all exterior (pools, patios, driveways) and interior spaces (kitchens, bathrooms, countertops, basements).   Copings, treads, and wall caps are all readily available in various thicknesses.
    #5 ASTM* Tested – high co-efficient of friction for a non-slip surface.
    #6 No Maintenance – no need to seal or coat (especially, if dry-set pavers).
    #7 ASTM Tested for freeze/thaw compatibility in northern climates.
    #8 Retains its natural beauty forever! (They are over 50 million years old).
    #9 Does not scuff or degrade like patterned concrete or stamped asphalt surfaces (asphalt and concrete get extremely hot).
    #10 Fashion-forward look with timeless beauty.

    LIMESTONE Pavers

    Limestone is the youngest of all these natural stones, a sedimentary stone usually found in ocean beds. Typically, limestone is homogeneous in color and most of the buildings around the world (ie: The Parthenon, Empire State Building, Lincoln Memorial, Pyramids, The Great Sphinx) have been built with sedimentary limestone. It is the most common building material in the world. It is a great choice for a more contemporary or modern design. It has 5000+ compressive strength and is great for all applications, including driveways.

    TRAVERTINE Pavers

    Travertine is a type of “morphed” limestone, but it is created from Artesian wells which means lime has been deposited by water, which is why Travertine has such a varied movement in the stone. It is about 50 million years old. Travertine makes an excellent natural stone material choice for any indoor or outdoor area because it never gets hot (no metal content in the stone), it is twice the strength of concrete, and is non-slippery. Travertine (and limestone) are durable for any application both commercially and residential.

    MARBLE Pavers

    Marble, on the other hand, is about 100 million years old and is perfect for the same applications as travertine and limestone. Since marble is an older natural stone material, it typically will be “veinier” and less “wild” than the travertines. Like all stones, marble is used for interior flooring, wall veneer, pool decks, patios, driveways, and wall cladding in both commercial and residential applications.

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