Reasons to Choose Travertine
Travertine is on of the oldest building materials adding an instant sophistication to your interior space. Available in earthtones of cream, beige, gold, brown, gray or vibrant reds, travertine will easily become a focal point of your room. An extremely hard material, it can stand up to high traffic and is not overly affected by water or natural moisture. Over time, travertine can develop a weathered look, which adds to its sophistication. Certain surface finish type may show/hide this better than others.
Sealing is Very Important
Travertine is a very porous material and can be easily stained if not cared for sealed properly. A dual sealing treatment using a penetrating sealer is highly recommended. It also does not have a very high heat retention factor. When used as flooring, expect a chill under your feet. Travertine tiles can be very tolerant of extreme weather fluctuations and are well suited for both outdoor and indoor installations. You can install these as pavers for your pool, your garden pathway or the retaining wall of your house without the fear of scorching heat damage. The colors of this material are generally restricted to earth tones.
Travertine is a type of a stone which is commonly used in flooring, countertops and backsplashes, with flooring being the most popular and successfully used option. Please be sure to ask one of our design specialists if this material is right for your project.