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Travertine
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Travertine

Travertine is a porous decorative stone, used as a building material dating back to the rise of Western civilization in ancient Greece. Travertine is one of the most popular stone materials used today on exterior and interior applications in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, including flooring, countertops, walls and backsplashes. Described as a cross between marble and limestone, travertine has been an admired building material for thousands of years because of its durability and the ability of masons to shape it to fit almost any purpose.

Travertine is a type of limestone composed of a material known as calcium carbonate that was produced from deposits built up over time from rivers, springs, and subterranean water sources. This resultant stone is a soft, absorbent, naturally decorative material that offers a soft cream hue, traditional beauty and durable surface. Travertine is most commonly quarried in Italy, Turkey and the surrounding regions.

Cuts of Travertine

Travertine is cut in several ways. When cut on a “layer” with the bedding a linear pattern is noted. When cut on a “layer” that is against the bedding so the bedding plane is a reveal cut, a flowery circular pattern is noted. This cut is also known as a “crosscut” pattern.

The idiosyncratic holes and cavities in the travertine are formed by gas that escapes during the process of stone formation. These small pits might be filled with matching Portland cement, polyester resins or with colored epoxy either in the plant or in the field, although owners may prefer to leave the holes “unfilled”.

Some of the finishes accessible on travertine are:




Regardless of the kind of surface is to be maintained, it is recommended that all travertine be protected with a sealer.
Andino
RomanTravertine
Deauville-Honed
Storm
Imperial
Coliseum
NoceTravertine
NavonnaTrav
Mexican Red-Travertine
OssoTravertine
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