MEDITERRANEAN STYLE PAVING
Mediterranean style gardens have been popular for several decades and offer an opportunity to introduce warm, earthy shades into the garden to provide the ambience associated with warmer climes. The richly enhanced colour palette often includes shades of warm peaches and rose browns through to vibrant terracotta and ochre hues. The texture often appears sun-dried or baked which is complemented by terracotta pots to complete the theme.
TILE STYLE PAVING
Tile Style paving is often considered to be one of the more authentic choices of paving used in mediterranean themed gardens. The terracotta (cooked earth) colours truly represent the dry baked earth found in the dusty plains of mediterranean regions. The paving ranges available in tile styles include manmade replicas of old clay tiles in warm earthy tones in addition to the subtle lighter shades of buff grey natural limestone combined with the charcoal grey tones of black natural limestone.
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Tile style paving is available in smaller tile size flags or occasionally in a combination of lozenge and diamond shapes and it is often shown with in two contrasting shades. This interesting variety of colour, shape and size provides the tools to create a truly exquisite design.
Travertine paving is the classic paving stone used in Italian villas and was used in the construction of the Colosseum. The general colour palette of travertine is cream, warm tan and beige and the stone markings often include subtle swirls, similar to walnut wood. Travertine is smooth to the touch having been honed to enhance the colour and it often has a pitted surface which may be filled if preferred. Travertine paving is often used as an interior stone and current trends to continue the same theme through to the outside of the home are particularly suited to this stone.
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Travertine paving may be used to cover walling to create the appearance of the chalky lime mortared walls synonymous with the mediterranean region.
NATURAL RIVEN SANDSTONE
Natural riven sandstone is available in a wealth of colour variations to suit all styles of garden, however the range of shades typically known as modak are particularly suited to mediterranean themes. The rich rose brown, peach and terracotta tones seen within the modak ranges are similar to the baked earth colours seen in mediterranean garden styling with the added subtleness of shade variation only seen in natural stone products. Modak sandstone is available in aged, antique styling and also as a smooth, sawn finish.
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