Travertine

Travertine is a sedimentary stone formed by the chemical precipitation of calcium carbonate minerals from fresh water, typically in rivers, springs, and lakes. In the broadest sense, travertine includes deposits in both cold and hot springs, including the spongy, porous rock known as tufa, and also the cave features known as speleothems Calcretes.

Travertine tile has numerous advantages to set it apart from other flooring options. Firstly, it’s available in a wide range of colors and styles; therefore you can pick the perfect type to fit your home seamlessly. Travertine flooring is also traditional and historic, used throughout history to build majority of the iconic landmarks across the world, many of which are still standing strong today, which shows how durable and resistant it can be. Travertine tile could also add value to your home, and is also a low-maintenance, easy to work material.

Travertine has many shades of brown and beige. The color ranges from white to grey or dark brown. Most travertines are a blend of these colors. Travertine can often be confused with marble due to marbled patterns within it when you cross-cut travertine.

This stone doesn’t heat up easily. It is extremely difficult for heat to go through the travertine. Since the travertine can remain cool, you can safely apply it outside like patios.

It is one of the better options in humid environments like kitchens or bathrooms since it is naturally porous and breathable.