Travertine Tile Usage
Travertine is a form of limestone. When water carries limestone particles, the natural stone encounters a pressure-free environment and precipitates calcium carbonate. This accumulation forms soft lines over time, creating travertine.
Popular in entryways, kitchens, and bathrooms, travertine tiles bring a natural elegance to any home. We particularly recommend them for kitchens; they can be used for both countertops and backsplashes.
Travertine tiles work well as garden pavements. Due to their harsh and rough surface, we also recommend them for poolsides. Kitchen floors, bathroom floors, and all other damp floors are suitable for travertine tiles.
Despite being porous, travertine is actually an extremely long-lasting stone. Due to its scratch resistance, it’s usually very durable and easy to maintain. Ideal for homes with pets or kids, it’s the type of stone that you don’t have to worry about after installing. For more information on how to clean travertine, check our care and maintenance page.
There are several types of travertine finishes on the market, such as tumbled, honed, brushed, filled, filled & honed, chiseled, bush hammered and polished. It comes in a variety of styles and colors.
Due to its porous nature, travertine tile has many holes that can be filled with cement. Unfilled travertine tiles create rugged surfaces perfect for the outdoors, while filled travertine tiles work well indoors. Before buying travertine, be sure to ask our professionals whether the stone is honed or filled. We can help you select the perfect flooring for your needs.