Travertine pavers are made from natural occurring stones that have medium density. The material of these pavers is softer than granite but is also harder than soapstone. These are perfect to install both outdoors and indoors. Since travertine features a porous surface, this needs to be sealed appropriately to prevent the infiltration of water. If you want to install travertine pavers in your home, you need to use the proper tools and techniques to make the installation effective. The sealing process can be done using a few easy steps.
Things You’ll Need
¼-inch notched trowel
Clean the entire floor where you will seal the travertine pavers. Sweep off any tiny debris or trash found in the area.
Measure the floor’s center and use a piece of chalk to mark the area where you wish to lay the travertine pavers. You should have a mark at the center of the floor area and four quadrants for you to easily lay the pavers onto the area.
Spread the thinset mortar starting at one of the four quadrants found at the floor’s center. Use a ¼-inch notched trowel for spreading your mortar
Spray concrete sealer on the pavers prior to laying them on the floor to prevent any form of staining on your travertine pavers.
Pour cement mixture on a 4-by-4-foot area and start laying the pavers using a hand level to make sure that they are all aligned and level. Continue working across the rest of the area, pouring in a new batch of concrete every 4-by-4 feet to prevent the concrete from drying up quickly.
Tap the pavers with a rubber mallet for them to adhere into the grout. Insert the ¼-inch tile spacers in between the pavers and let it set for 24 hours.
Pour sanded grout onto the travertine pavers and push the grout across the pavers to stick all the joints together. Wipe the pavers with damp sponge to keep them clean and leave the grout to adhere overnight.
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