It is sometimes known as travertine limestone, sometimes as travertine marble; these are the same stone, even though it is neither limestone nor marble.

Travertine is composed of a material called calcium carbonate that is produced from deposits built up over time from rivers, springs, and other subterranean water sources. The resultant stone is a smooth, porous, naturally decorative material, which offers a soft cream hue, an overall old-world beauty, with a dense and durable surface.

Pitted holes and troughs in its surface characterize the stone. Although these troughs occur naturally, they suggest to some eyes that considerable wear and tear has occurred over many years. Some installers use a grout to fill these holes, whereas others leave them open. Travertine can even be purchased “filled” or “unfilled.” It can be effectively polished to a smooth, shiny finish and comes in a variety of colors from grey to coral-red.

Travertine is one of the most frequently used natural stones in modern architecture, and is commonly seen as facade material, wall cladding, and flooring, used for paving patios and garden paths. It is most commonly available in tile sizes for floor installations.

With its’ creamy richness, the porous decorative stone- travertine- was used as a building material during the rise of Western civilization in ancient Greece.

It can add some classical appeal to your interior or exterior space, whether in a residential setting or commercial application. Travertine may be the natural stone tile for you….

Travertine is most commonly used for outside building materials in Italy. Rich deposits of travertine are also common to Turkey and surrounding regions.


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