Travertine Stone

What Is Travertine?

Travertine stone is soft and delicate to look at. It breathes spaciousness... relaxed and soothing. The feeling is peaceful, tranquil, serene. It's a simple beauty. A casual formalness. Find articles, information, and resources on this earthy stone below.

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The classic aged look of tumbled stone will warm your home. A polished or honed travertine becomes a bit more formal, yet it's still inviting. The soft earthy hues of this natural stone keep it in tune with nature.

Travertine stone is a form of limestone. It often forms near hot bubbly mineral rich springs. Gas bubbles become trapped and create a pitted surface on the stone.

These pitted surfaces can be filled with an epoxy or dust resin. Filling the small holes and pits gives the travertine a more finished look. A refined beauty.

The stone surface can be left in its natural state with the small holes and pits unfilled.

This aged look acquires a beautiful patina over time. Leaving the stone unfilled affects the durability.

It attracts dirt much easier than a filled travertine which makes it harder to keep clean. All those little pits suck in grit, dirt and liquids.

This calcareous stone reacts negatively to acids found in common household items such as lemons, vinegar, alcohol and some cleaning products. These acids etch the stone by leaving marks, rings and dull spots. But, Etch marks can usually be repaired


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Not sure what travertine stone is? Travertine is considered part of the marble family. Many natural stones, including Limestone and Onyx, are referred to as marble.

This can make things quite confusing!

In fact, many stone experts separate limestones, travertines, and onyx marbles into individual groups from commercial marbles. What's the difference between commercial and scientific marble?

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Creating a unique look with travertine stone is simple. Mix and match with other natural stones or even ceramic tiles for a more dramatic look and feel. Or use it alone for sheer simplicity.

Knowing a little bit more about the different types of stone and finishes will help you make an informed decision on which stone is the best stone for your project.

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