Natural Stone or man made block with Travertine

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    What do some of you think compliments travertine better, natural stone or man made block (Mini Creta, Celtik, etc)? I'm talkin for seat walls and steps.



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  2. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think it depends on the design, but I'll alway's try to get natural stone in the design if the budget is there. Do you guy's have a nice natural wall block that will contrast the travertine? I like the look of a cream colored travertine on top of an off white natural stone.
     
  3. Humble Earth Mover

    Humble Earth Mover LawnSite Member
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    Natural stone hands down. We did travertine with quarry stone block and it looked okay. When I see it with Creta or Coventry I think it clashes, IMO.

    Cultured stone looks good with it, especially the stacked stuff. Ever think about doing a CMU wall and facing it with travertine? A guy out here is actually importing solid travertine blocks for building walls. Waste of money for sure!
     
  4. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    just to toss this out. We are doing a travertine with a cultured stack stone in our new bathroom construction right now and its looking pretty spiffy. I will get some pics when we get a few layers done so you guys can tell me how you think it looks. We are real happy with it tho. We would have preffered to go with a natural ledge stone but being inside we decided on the cultured. The color blended better and will better match our tounge and groove cypress walls. It ended up being about $4 a sq ft for the ledge

    http://www.alluriamstone.com/ProductLine/LedgeStone.aspx
     
  5. tedlandscapebiz

    tedlandscapebiz LawnSite Member
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    I think travertine complements travertine the best.
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