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What Type of Tile Backer Board Is Right for My Project?

A successful tile installation depends largely on the type substrate the tile is adhered to. Whether it’s a wall, floor, or countertop tile installation, using the right substrate is crucial for preventing cracks and breaks in the tile and grout. Backer board is the best substrate for tile. Plywood and . . . Read more

Limestone vs. Travertine Pavers: Which is Best for Your Project?

Limestone and travertine pavers are chosen for outdoor applications because of their natural beauty and durability. Deciding which of these products is best for your outdoor space is easy when you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each option. The overall style, product cost, maintenance, and longevity all play important . . . Read more

Travertine FAQ

  What is travertine? What colors does travertine come in? What type of finish can travertine have? What should I consider before installing travertine? Is travertine a “green” product? Where can travertine flooring be installed? What are the benefits of travertine floors? What are the disadvantages of travertine floors? How . . . Read more

Travertine Tile Glossary

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV A top Abrasion Resistance The resistance of a flooring surface to being worn when exposed to repeated contact of an abrasive material or consistent friction of less abrasive materials. Abrasive Finish A surface finish that is nonreflective, or flat. Abrasive Hardness (HA) A measurement of how a stone wears . . . Read more

Travertine Tile Videos

Travertine Tile Factory in Turkey A visit to a typical travertine processing factory. Watch Travertine Tile Factory in Turkey on YouTube Travertine Tile Manufacturing – Honing Machine The honing machine makes each tile very smooth and refined, with abrasives moving over the surface of each tile until it achieves a . . . Read more