What type of stone is travertine?
Travertine is a type of limestone that is formed by mineral deposits from natural springs. This sedimentary stone is created by a rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, known as calcite. Other minerals mix together with the calcite to create unique swirls and movement that give travertine its distinctive character.
Is travertine the same as marble?
It is sometimes known as travertine limestone or travertine marble; these are the same stone, although travertine is classified properly as a type of limestone, not marble. The stone is characterised by pitted holes and troughs in its surface.
Is travertine more expensive than marble?
Natural travertine generally costs more than cultured marble, but natural marble will have the higher price tag. That being said, costs vary widely according to the stone’s quality
Why is travertine so popular?
- It’s water and moisture resistant.
- Plus a honed finish adds an extra prevention for skid hazard.
- Costs less than other natural stones which means you can have perfect beauty at a reasonable price.
- Easy to handle and multi purpose.
- Travertine is not only suitable for indoor areas but also for outdoors.
How long does travertine last?
100 years, On the other hand, travertine is a natural stone, and natural stone is easily one of the most durable flooring materials. With proper care and maintenance, this type of flooring can retain its beauty for well over 100 years.
Use Of Travertine as Pavers
Travertine come in a variety of thicknesses, depending on the size of the tile and the manufacturer. You can use those measuring 1/2 inch or thicker in place of pavers to create walkways, driveways and patios. The tiles come in a variety of sizes and shades; create patterns by using one size and color of travertine on a walkway, and a second size, shape or color on a patio to delineate the two areas and create visual interest.
Take care if using travertine tiles in this way not to use tiles measuring 3/8-inch thickness or thinner. Thinner tiles will need a mortar bed for proper installation and may crack outdoors.
Create a Pool Deck
Travertine tiles reflect heat on hot days, remaining cool to the touch, unlike brick or bluestone. Travertine does not discolor or become chalky after installation, either, which makes it the perfect material to surround pool decks. The texture of travertine ensures that the stone remains slip resistant for wet feet, while its cool feel prevents burns. Use large tiles to surround the entire pool deck, as well as the walkway or path leading to the pool from the house or patio to give the area a cohesive look.
Reface the Retaining Wall
You can reface or re clad retaining walls made of brick or stone in travertine tiles. While travertine stone does have some natural variation in color from piece to piece, it typically remains within one color palette. This can appeal to homeowners looking for a warm, natural-colored retaining wall without the grays, blues and reds, so often found in fieldstone or slate. Depending on the type of travertine tile used, sleek, contemporary walls or rustic and weathered walls can be created. Select a honed and filled travertine tile for a more contemporary look or a tumbled tile for a more rustic finish.
Refacing Stair Treads
Complete the look of your patio, pool deck or travertine retaining wall by refacing the fronts of stair treads with travertine tiles. Travertine is freeze/thaw resistant, making it an ideal tile to use on steps or stairs outdoors. Travertine is also available in decorative, engraved and stained tiles, which can lend a decorative element to the steps leading up to the home or garden.
Select a shade and finish of travertine that matches the stones used elsewhere outdoors. If covering the tread of the steps as well, consider using a more rustic finish to help give a better grip under foot when the stairs are wet.
Here at Bhandari Marble Group you can get Travertine stone easily at its best prices. For more information visit our showroom at Kishangarh, Rajasthan, India.
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