What is Travertine Tile?
Dream of a family-friendly barbecue, a supper or outdoor celebration on your patio or yard. What kind of natural stone tile will make your living area more attractive and more appealing?
Travertine is one of these natural stones that will allow you to develop a welcoming as well as an eye-catching environment with extravagant tough surfaces.
Travertine is a form of limestone. When water carries limestone particles, the natural stone encounters a pressure-free environment and carbon dioxide flies away. This accumulation creates travertines with soft lines like pillows over time.
A more technical explanation goes as follows: The groundwater with molten carbon-dioxide or co2 for short; melts the calcium carbonate where they advance. With the sudden release of groundwater under pressure, the co2 flies away. As a result; these calcium carbonates in the thaw trap in the water abide by the rocks in the form of slim layers. In this way, it produces a soft supported texture with time. These layers are called travertine. Another trivia about "Travertine Tile" from Wikipedia: The word 'travertine' is derived from the Italian travertino, itself a derivation of the Latin tiburtinus 'of Tibur'. Its namesake is also the origin of Tivoli, a district near Rome
This special rock, obtained from travertine quarries, is one of the decorative elements used as an important building material in exterior and interior areas throughout history.
There are different types of processed travertine. Honed travertine and tumbled travertine are the most common ones.
Pros and Cons of Travertine Tile
Travertine is a natural stone with earthy looks. Its brownish color suits very well with natural surfaces. Its veined and perforated appearance creates a wonderful visual attraction that is very appealing for people who see it for the first time.
Travertine tiles can be used as flooring tiles in the gardens. Because of its harsh and rough surface, it is also good for the poolside. Kitchen floors, bathroom floors, and all other damp floors are suitable for travertine tiles.
There is a wrong belief about travertine. Yes, it may be porous and soft but it doesn't mean that the travertine floor is very sensitive and vulnerable. .Nonetheless, travertine is just one of the extremely long-lasting stones. Its soft and also fragile texture is actually a different expression of its robustness.
Honed or Filled?
There are types of travertine finishes in the market. Some of them are: Tumbled, honed, brushed, filled, filled & honed, chiseled, bush hammered and polished. Because of its porous nature, the travertine tile has many holes in it. Sometimes cement is used to fill these holes. Most of the time, unfilled travertine is used outdoor surfaces while filled travertine tiles are used indoors.
Before you buy, travertine you can ask whether it is honed or filled. It is completely up to you to choose travertine tile flooring based on your needs.
You can use this natural beauty in a variety of places. You can use it in the home but specifically popular in entryways, kitchens, and bathrooms. It comes in a variety of styles and colors. This natural rock is also very appealing as backsplashes in your kitchens.
Travertine is usually very durable and easy to maintain because of its scratch resistance. If you have pets and kids at home, don't worry about it. Your travertine tile will never disappoint you. Once you used it as stone flooring, you don't need to worry about it.
As we said earlier, this special stone can be used in different parts of your kitchen. It can kitchen countertop or a mosaic travertine backsplash. It will create ideal visuals to give a more ethnic and genuine look to your house.
As you can see, travertine tile can be transformed right into amazing styles in the special atmospheres of factories, when it is skillfully refined in specialist hands. For more information about "How to clean travertine tile", check our care and maintenance page.