Travertine Pavers: A Favorite Landscaping Material among Contractors

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Travertine Pavers: A Favorite Landscaping Material among Contractors

When it comes to landscaping, contractors are often confronted with overwhelming materials possibilities. While each material has its own respective promise, contractors should consider several factors, such as the demands of the clients, aesthetics, cost, durability, and safety. With these considerations in mind, one of the most popular landscape materials is travertine. Why is travertine so popular, especially in Phoenix? Keep on reading to know more reasons as to why contractors should consider the idea of using travertine for patios or pool decking, among many other projects.

Diverse Applications

One of the reasons why travertine is a popular landscaping material is the fact that it has a wide range of applications. Contractors are able to use it in a variety of different projects, including city paving, churches, malls, markets, patios, balconies, and pool sides, among others. Moreover, travertine has also been used for constructing garden steps, driveways, and even flowerbeds. Creativity is the limit when it comes to how travertine can be used for a variety of landscaping projects.

Aesthetically-Pleasing Design


While the aesthetics will, in part, depend on the work of the contractor, the aesthetics can also be highly influenced by which materials are used and where the materials are supplied from. In this case, the travertine supplied by Grand Materials and Supply is of the highest quality, supplied directly from the quarry. With the many options of travertine pavers that you’ll find at Grand Materials, customers have the ability to create a variety of designs and looks. The choices for designs and patterns are vast, providing contractors with the opportunity to easily choose which ones will perfectly complement the design that they have in mind.


The fact that travertine is long-lasting can be seen as another reason for the popularity of travertine pavers in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Travertine is used in many landscaping projects because it can withstand a multitude of external conditions, making it more durable compared to other materials that are commonly used for landscaping. Aside from having the ability to resist hot and cold temperatures, travertine pavers are also resistant to cracking when compared to other materials. Travertine’s colors don’t fade, unlike many other materials that are prone to fading over time.


Safety is another factor that makes travertine pavers popular. Many contractors choose this as a preferred material because its surface isn’t slippery. This makes it the ideal choice for pool decking. In addition, travertine pavers stay cool in the summer months even when it is very hot.

With all of these benefits, it is no wonder that travertine is among the most popular landscaping materials chosen by contractors in Arizona. It is promising in terms of the multitude of positives that it can deliver, providing the assurance that every project will deliver successful outcomes that clients will love.

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March 22nd, 2016 • 7am-10am

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Finding the Best Outdoor Oven

When creating your own outdoor kitchen, it is important to consider which appliances would be best, taking into account the overall design. An outdoor kitchen is a great idea especially for home owners who are looking to enjoy food prepared with a wood or charcoal fire. If this is the case, one great option for you to include in your outdoor kitchen is an outdoor pizza oven. At Grand Materials and Supply, customers will find the highest quality outdoor ovens available at any of our five locations in the Phoenix area.

Below we will look at some of the main considerations to keep in mind when it comes to buying an outdoor pizza oven.


Buying an outdoor pizza oven will ensure that you can enjoy great tasting pizza whenever you’d like. Wood ovens are known to bake great tasting pizzas that are full of natural flavors, however, to ensure that you get the most value for your money, it is recommended that you buy an outdoor pizza oven that can be used to prepare other outdoor meals. This will save you from spending a fortune on different appliances needed to create your own outdoor kitchen.


Outdoor Oven

An outdoor oven is part of your home’s landscaping; as such it is important to consider just how well it matches the overall landscape design. This means that you should consider the style of the outdoor pizza oven in relation to the overall landscape design. Outdoor ovens can be constructed using different materials so that they blend in with your yard’s current landscape design. These materials include bricks, wood, stone blocks, and clay, among others, all of which can be found at our stores.

Do-It-Yourself or Hire a Professional Landscaper

After you have decided on the best outdoor pizza oven depending on your needs, you can then think about whether you will be the one to install it or hire a qualified professional. It is recommended that you opt for a qualified professional as they are generally very experienced and can thus offer the best results. Professionals have the necessary knowledge on where to best position the oven as well as how to get the project done according to applicable safety codes and other regulations.

Feel free to visit any of the five Grand Materials & Supply locations to discuss with our team members about ordering your next landscape addition. Our team looks forward to supplying you with the perfect components to create a beautiful outdoor kitchen.