What is the difference between marble and travertine?

They are both natural stones. Travertine, which is generally more pitted and varied in color, is often referred to as giving an “old world, rustic, Mediterranean or antique” look. Marble, which generally has less pitting and a more consistent surface, is often described as giving a more elegant or contemporary look.

Can you place marble over an existing deck?

Yes! And you can sand set it.

Does natural stone stain?

It doesn’t if you rinse it off in a reasonable period of time. Should the stone get a stain, though, there are products that will clean it.

What about sealing?

It a personal choice to seal or not. Applying a color enhancer is also your choice. If you’d like it sealed, StoneHardscapes offers a product made by Miracle Sealant.

Can you use travertine in a driveway?

To avoid cracking, you need to use a natural stone manufactured specifically for driveways. StoneHardscapes carries a variety of products for driveways including a 2 ¼” product as well as granite..

How are natural stone pavers installed? Can natural stone pavers be sand set?

They are sand-set, just like any other paver. The installer should follow the basic ICPI applications and processes that are appropriate for the local conditions.

Is it hot like other decks?

Actually, just the opposite natural stone tends to stay cool even on the hottest days.

Does the color fade?

Natural stone does not fade like traditional cool decks or other man made pavers.

Is it slippery when wet?

Not at all. Actually, it is much less slippery than traditional cool decks. In fact, StoneHardscapes has had its product tested and all meet or exceed Miami / Dade slip coefficient Requirements.

How does the price of natural stone compare to other pavers?

There is no comparison. The elegance, beauty, and value of natural stone far exceed any additional cost.