Travertine is a popular, natural stone, flooring option, it is known for its durability, beauty and aesthetic appearance.Travertine is essentially a type of limestone, which is made when certain minerals are dissolved by groundwater. It is this process that gives the stone its unique look. But travertine is not just aesthetically pleasing, there are plenty of other benefits.
1. Water and Moisture Resistant
Travertine tiles are highly resistant to moisture and water, so you don’t need to fret when friends come round for wine, or when children are running around with cups. As the tiles are water resistant they can help prevent mold or mildew, for that reason they are great when installed in kitchens or bathrooms, where mold and mildew have a tendency to flourish.
2. Aesthetic Appeal
Travertine tiles have a timeless beauty, which few materials can compete with. They offer a classy and sophisticated look, with a touch of rustic.
3. Easy to Cut and Shape
Travertine flooring works well in pretty much any room of the house. Because the material is so easy to shape and cut, travertine tiles can be easily designed to fit into many rooms, no matter if they are a difficult shape or layout.
4. Available in a Variety of Finishes and Colours
Travertine tiles come in a wide variety of colours which is advantageous as it means the flooring is suitable for a range of interior decor schemes. Not only that, but the tiles are also available in a range of finishes, for example, they can be polished, textured, brushed, tumbled or honed. Each finish offers a unique appeal of its own.
Similar to most tile flooring, travertine is exceptionally durable and stands up to heavy foot traffic. Travertine is similar to marble in terms of hardness, but unlike many other stones it handles extreme temperature changes very well, therefore making it ideal for exterior use as well as interior.
6. Easy Maintenance
As with other tiling options, travertine flooring is also very easy to look after. Spills should be wiped up immediately with a manufacturer approved product, and the tiles should be swept regularly to ensure they do not become scratched. So long as these simple tasks are kept on top of, the travertine tiles should look beautiful for years to come.