For decades, natural stone has helped homeowners add beauty and luxury to their homes. However, in a market dominated by marble and granite, lesser-known natural stones often go unnoticed, meaning that a unique and beautiful stone like travertine is oftentimes overlooked. To make sure that you consider every option available to you before you choose a natural stone material for your project, here is a look at some of the unique qualities and inherent benefits of travertine:
Travertine is a remarkably warm stone that comes in a number of soothing colors, including yellow, gold, and walnut. Travertine also comes in one of four major finishes: polished, honed, brushed, and tumbled. The type of finish given to the stone determines how glossy or textured the surface will be.
Because of its warm color pallet and unique sedimentary composition, travertine tiles are perfect for virtually any room in your home. Travertine tiles are also strong enough to be used for outdoor applications such as patios and driveways.
For centuries, travertine has been one of the most prized construction stones in the world. In fact, two of the most recognized structures on the planet, the Colosseum in Rome and the Burghausen Castle in Austria, both utilize travertine as one of their main construction elements. In short, travertine is a durable alternative to many other materials.
Like most other natural stones, travertine is an easy-care product that requires very little maintenance. In fact, a wet mop is typically all it takes to keep your travertine tile floors, sinks, or countertops looking beautiful for many years to come.
To learn more about travertine, stop by Brazilian Exotic Granite today. With locations in San Diego and San Marcos, we are Southern California’s premium natural stone importer and distributer. For additional information about our natural stone products, including marble and granite slabs, contact us online or call (760) 744-7415.