Travertine tile is made of natural stone and
is desired for its rustic appeal; a popular choice for both indoors and
outdoors. Travertine flooring adds an unmatched sense of style to any home. In
a variety of finishes from brushed travertine, tumbled travertine and polished
travertine, these tiles have been the stone of choice for over a millennium and
continues to be popular today.
Travertine Tile Finishes
travertine tile, sometimes referred to as a matte finish, is
characterized by the filling in of the holes and pockets that make travertine
so recognizable. The face is soft to the touch but does not shine as a polished
Polished travertine tile is smoothed
down and sanded with diamond pads, resulting in a polished, vibrantly colored finish.
To learn more about polished travertine tile, click here.
Brushed travertine tile gets its
texture by being finished with a steel brush that smoothes out the sharp parts
of the stone, yet still leaves the travertine with a natural, textured matte
finish. To learn more about brushed travertine tile, click here.
Tumbled travertine tile is placed in a
large drum with many small rocks and chunks of cement, where it is then tumbled
until it is finished, resulting in tile with worn and visibly chipped faces and
edges and muted colors. To learn more about tumbled travertine tile, click here.
Uses for Travertine Tile
Travertine tile is quite
versatile and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Interiorly, travertine
tile is a popular choice in the kitchen, bathroom and throughout the house or
business. When properly sealed, Travertine will last you a lifetime and will
slowly patina over time giving you a gorgeous, aged look.
Travertine tile is
able to make the transition from inside to outside, and is a preferred choice
for pool areas. Travertine tile is made from a porous stone, meaning it will
absorb the water outside of your pool, resulting in a less slippery area.
Travertine pavers are an ideal choice for any garden; they add rustic charm and
elegance to any yard or terrace area.