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Unread 08-06-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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travertine pavers

I need some advice. I built a timber frame pavilion with a concrete floor(poured about 2 months ago) which is 16'x20'. We are in eastern PA and are going to use travertine pavers. The pavers are cut in a french pattern and have to be butted up for the pattern to be laid correctly. There is another patio and sidewalk which are going to be dry laid.
I've been reading through old posts and I am trying to come up with a plan. I only have HD and Lowes available for supplies.
I want to use Ditra over the concrete. I was going to use Laticrete272 under the Ditra and to set the travertine in but at $50/bag I'm not so sure.
any alternatives?
I am going to use polymeric sand on the dry laid portion. Would this be acceptable to use on the travertine thinsetted to the concrete? I'd like all the travertine to look the same. Thank you for your help.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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I am going to use polymeric sand on the dry laid portion. Would this be acceptable to use on the travertine thinsetted to the concrete?
you could use it if you know how to apply the polymeric sand the correct way.
if not you'll have a mess on hand.
I dont know why you just dont grout with a similar colored grout.
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It's usually hard to get sand into a butt joint. Have you set any yet and tried to force sand into the joints?
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Unread 08-07-2012, 06:37 PM   #4
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hopefully I will get ditra down this weekend and some of the travertine
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