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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

About Travertine Tile

Travertine is a form of limestone with unique porous veins that give the milled tile their beauty. The stone is found in a wide variety of natural colors, and four different finishes may be applied to individual tiles. Travertine has long been used in many of the most beautiful buildings . . . Read more