WHAT IS TRAVERTINE?
Travertine is a natural type of stone that develops around certain types of mineral spring deposits, giving this unique type of stone a distinctive and striking appearance.
But, what is travertine, really?
In reality travertine is a type of limestone deposited by hot mineral springs called karst. The water movement from the springs erodes the travertine, creating holes in the stones structure. These holes can be filled and finished with resin to give this stone a marble-like appearance.
The color of the stone will depend on where it was quarried and which minerals are present in that particular area. It is a very durable stone, and it is easier to care than most types of natural stone.
So.. where can you use travertine?
Travertine is an elegant, and character-filled material so it is commonly used for residential applications as it adds a sense of age and prestige to any home; including flooring, countertops, backsplashes, shower and tub surrounds, fireplace surrounds. It is an excellent choice for outdoor areas or around swimming pools as it is both durable and slip resistant.