Travertine is increasingly popular because...

Travertine is a natural stone like marble, onyx, limestone, slate, granite etc. It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate and originated often at the mouth of hot springs or deposited in limestone caves. It is sometimes known as travertine limestone or travertine marble. These are the same stone, although travertine is classified properly as a type of limestone, not marble.

The crucial discrepancy between travertine and other natural stones derives from the formation of the rock, the hardness of the stone and the fibrous but also concentric appearance. One of the key characteristics of travertine is the naturally occuring pits over the surface of the stone which gives it an antique and weathered look.

Travertine is increasingly popular because...

1) It comes in different hues such as beige, cream, tan, silver, gray, yellow, red. Amazing color options as much as marble has. What is more travertine’s homogeneous surfacace makes it more preferable.

2) As travertine stone is formed around mineral spring waters, it harmonises perfectly with water providing a non-slippery surface. It's water and moisture resistant. Plus a honed finish adds an extra prevention for skid hazard.

3) Costs less than other natural stones which means you can have perfect beauty at a resonable price.

4) Easy to handle and multi purpose usage: Travertine is not only suitable for indoor areas but also for outdoors. It is applicable on floors, walls, facades, backsplashes and countertops. You can use it in bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, toiletes, entrances, driveways, walkways, pool decks or for other decorative purposes. Travertine floor installations are quite popular.

5) Available in different finishes: Surface finishes are not limited only to filled or polished but also tumbled, honed, brushed, filled and honed, chiseled and bush hammered. You can also diversify your decoration with the French Pattern floor installations.

6) Art fashioned by mother nature: It is stylish and thanks to its natural earty hues travertine adds a rustic charm into your areas. You can add an extra appeal to your floors with natural travertine tiles such as light beige travertine.

7) Durable, long lasting and easy to maintain. Travertine is a highly strong material and can resist to high traffic. Even if it gets hard beats, it won't show any serious damages. Over time it would get a weathered look but in fact, this would do nothing but add an extra attractiveness to its specific character. One who doesn't like this weathering look, can prevent it with a stone sealing agent. To avoid scratches, it is recommended to apply natural finishes.

One way or another you can preserve your travertine wall tile or travertine tile flooring quite literally for decades.

You can discover our travertine collection now which comes in many different colors!

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