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Old 09-14-2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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Pavers or Tile for patio

We want to install travertine around our concrete pool deck and patio in South Florida. We have been quoted pricing on two methods: 1) mud set travertine tiles and 2) dry-set travertine pavers, with perimeter tiles mud set. Mud setting is much more expensive, and objections raised include expansion joint issues. Dry set objections include what kind of mold could potentially grow in the sand between the concrete and the pavers. Is there a "right way" to install travertine over concrete in South Florida?
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:25 PM   #2
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Each method has its place. If you bond the stone in a mud bed, you will need to leave soft joints and maybe a membrane if the slab has cracks. It is cleaner this way, no loose sand to deal with. The stone needs to be thick enough not to break under foot traffic if you dry set them. How much build up in sand or mud do you need?

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