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Natural Stone Tile vs. Ceramic: What’s Better for Your Project?

The flooring of a room sets the tone for the rest of the space. It needs to be durable, stylish, and ready to take on the daily wear and tear of the space. Two of the most common flooring types are natural stone tile and ceramic tile. With similar overall . . . Read more

What is the Best Flooring for High-Traffic Areas?

The flooring is the foundation for the rest of the room. It needs to be fashionable, easy-to-clean, and durable, especially in high-traffic areas throughout the home. Whether you are laying new floors in a single room or updating the flooring throughout the home, choosing the right product is a crucial . . . Read more

Is Travertine Right For Me?

Travertine stone has gained much respect in home decorating. It is a soft stone, similar to limestone, but because of its density, it is also considered a type of marble, suitable for many decorating and flooring options.  Its bucolic yet elegant look makes it ideal for neutral or traditional décor. . . . Read more

How is Travertine Tile Made?

Travertine is a natural stone, pulled from quarries in various locations all over the globe. Travertine deposits are commonly found in: Iran, Turkey, Mexico, Peru, and China. The tile will have a different appearance depending on the region it comes from, due to the different geological characteristics in those areas. . . . Read more

Travertine Flooring History

Travertine is a sedimentary limestone formed when hot springs water seeps through carbonate minerals. As the mineral and carbon dioxide rich water washes over limestone formations, the water permeates the stone, pitting and scarring the stone. Changes in temperature release the carbon dioxide from the water into the air, leaving . . . Read more