Travertine is a type of limestone that has been formed in a natural mineral spring, particularly a hot spring. It is formed due to rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate due to the intense heat and movement. Travertine is a rough surface that is easily distinguishable by its pitted holes and troughs.
Travertine is a timeless natural stone that has been used in architectural designs for centuries. Its natural, earthy tones and textures are serene and relaxing which is why travertine was often used in the creation of bath complexes. The natural colours and textures in the stone ensure that every tile is unique and gives any room a natural look. The key beauty of travertine is its flowing variation that brings the nature to kitchens, bathrooms living rooms, bedrooms, floors and walls also on exterior swimming pool deck, drive ways, patios, walk ways even above ground pool decks so your entire home. With a wide selection of colors and styles, Travertine tiles are always first choice for those who have a taste of warm touch for appearance.
Whether it is used for interior or exterior designs travertine tiles have different finishes such as polished, honed and filled, brushed and unfilled, tumbled and unfilled. Mostly travertine is categorized as Paver and Tiles. Travertine tiles are used for interior projects like floors and walls whereas Travertine pavers are used for outdoors such as driveways, pool decks, patio areas and walk ways.
Since it is a beautiful and sophisticated material, travertine has a greater value compared to other coatings. It is mostly indicated to internal environments such as fireplaces, sills, table top, countertops, panels, walls, footers, and floors.
It’s worth pointing out the importance of waterproofing the stone to preserve the characteristics of this calcareous stone. Without the correct waterproofing, the high humidity or chemical agents can damage the travertine over time. The cleaning can be done with cloth, neutral detergent, and water.