Travertine – What It Is & Its Applications

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TravertineTravertine – What It Is & Its Applications

A pale, heavy, banded limestone derived from the evaporation of hot springs is known as Travertine. It’s one of the most commonly used stones in present day structures, normally seen as wall cladding and flooring, internal and external and facade material. Travertine is widely used for paving patios and garden paths. It is characterized by naturally occurring pitted holes and troughs in the surface. These holes could be filled or left open; hence the stone can be bought ‘filled’ or ‘unfilled’. Travertine can be highly polished and comes in a variety of colors from white through grey to coral red.

Travertine tiles are one of the most popular stones in modern architecture. Due to its capability to be shaped to match just about any purpose, the stone has been used as a building material for hundreds of years. The 4 kinds of travertine tiles are tumbled, brushed, honed, and polished. A smooth shiny surface is what characterised the polished travertine. If tiles are smooth but not as glossy as polished, it’s honed tiles. This is the type which have a slight luster. And brushed and tumbled tiles have a porous texture with no shine. Travertine tiles could be installed with minimum grout lines, giving your floor and overall smooth stone appearance.

A durable flooring option is given by travertine tiles. Polished finished tiles may be used to give a rustic feel with a tumbled texture and they may be laid into a classy living room. It can be used in hallways, foyers, porches, kitchen countertops, fireplaces and living spaces to offer a deluxe feeling for the structure. The tiles can also be used for exterior wall cladding, shower, surrounding swimming pools or for standard floors and decorative fittings. The travertine tile is relatively cheap and multi-facility stone, making a luxurious style statement to your floors.

It isn’t a difficult process to care for your travertine tile flooring. It can make cleaning easier still, if you protect your travertine flooring with sealants. Cleanup spills instantly to avoid staining. Use a sponge or soft cloth and warm water and a specialized tile cleaning solution found at the local home improvement center to completely clean your flooring. Those are best materials to wash floorings. A dust mop is best used to clean the surface of your flooring.

Tile Factory Outlet has a great range of quality travertine tiles at amazingly low prices. Visit them in their Sydney showroom or compare and buy tiles from their online store.

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