Travertine is limestone that has been formed over a long period of time. The product is porous with many visible holes. It is available in coilers ranging from ivory to golden brown. The holes and cavities may be filled.
Travertine is a sedimentary calciferous stone formed in hot springs. Typically, hot water passes through limestone beds and takes the calcium, from the limestone into suspension and takes that solution to the surface where the water evaporates and leaves the calcium crystals in layers on the surface.
Travertine can be cut on either a "vein" cut, which is against the bedding which reveals the bedding planes, or a "fleuri" cut, which is along the bedding plane and reveals a flowery, often circular pattern. This cut is also referred to as a "crosscut" pattern.
Travertine can be filled, usually with a cementicous filler, or left unfilled for a more rustic appearance. Travertine comes in several shades of cream/beige, brown, pink and gold, and is available in a number of different tile sizes and slab thickness. It is normally used for flooring, wall cladding, vanity tops, fireplace surrounds and furniture.
What is travertine?
Travertine known as Calcium Carbonate which has had additional heat and pressure applied to it by the earth’s crust. Travertine is formed by minerals dissolving in ground water and then being deposited on the earth’s surface by rivers, natural springs, or geysers.
What colors does travertine come in?
Travertine comes in many different colors including ivory, beige or cream, walnut, noce, and gold. The color of travertine is the result of iron compounds or other organic impurities and there are some special colors like classic cream, red and yellow you can find only among Iranian Natural stones.
What does the finished surface of travertine look like?
Travertine can have four major finishes, polished (shiny), honed (matte), brushed and tumbled (textured surfaces). The type of finish given to the travertine will determine how shiny the surface will be. The polished and honed surfaces are flat and smooth, while the brushed and tumbled surfaces are flat and textured. The polished surface is the shiniest, while the tumbled surface reflects the least amount of light. The most common finish for travertine is honed.
Where would I use travertine?
Travertine has been used in the construction of buildings for thousands of year. In today’s construction, travertine is used for flooring, cladding on buildings, showers, wall coverings (Indoor and Outdoor) and counter tops.
What should I consider in using travertine?
Travertine is a natural stone product. Because the minerals that make up travertine are highly reactive with acidic solutions (e.g. orange juice, vinegar), a major consideration is where the travertine will be installed and what it will be exposed to. Sealers will provide some protection to the stone no matter what the environment, but knowing what it will be exposed to will help you decide whether travertine is a good fit for your project.
How much does a pallet of travertine or marble tile contain?
Pallet volumes start at 333 sq ft. and go up to 359 sq ft. depending on the size and thickness of the tile.
How much does a container hold?
Container volumes start at 5,000 sq ft. and go up to 7,500 sq ft. depending on the size and thickness of the tile.
I need a smaller amount of tile than your minimum – what do I do?
Please send your request via email and tell us your demand we try to do it for you.
Which one is easier to clean Porcelain or Travertine?
Travertine is easier to clean while porcelain needs to be taken cared of especially from stains.
If I were to choose travertine versus porcelain, I would choose travertine because I can easily brush it up and using liquid soap, it will be cleansed but when it comes to drying instantly, it takes longer. As to porcelain tiles, it's easier to dry up with just wipes but it attracts stains a lot. And you need to exert effort on cleaning but it's okay also. Anyway, there are a lot of bleach in the market.