Travertine Flooring Tile

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The word 'travertine' is derived from the Italian travertino, itself a derivation of the Latin tiburtinus 'of Tibur. Its namesake is also the origin of Tivoli, a district near Rome.

Travertine terraces at Mammoth Hot SpringsYellowstone National Park in 2016

 

Calcium-carbonate-encrusted, and growing moss, this is a travertine formation in low temperature freshwater.

Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties. It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often at the mouth of a hot spring or in a limestone cave.

Travertine is one of the most frequently used stones in modern architecture. It is commonly used for façades, wall cladding, and flooring. Travertine is the type of stone which is more eco-friendly than the other materials (compared to porcelain and marble). Since travertine tiles do not have to go through the manufacturing process and are deposited around geothermally heated hot springs, it is a perfect option for those who want an eco-friendly durable beautiful floor. Travertine tiles are able to easily tolerate extreme weather fluctuations thus are well suited for both outdoor and indoor installations.

Travertine stone has a porous structure which means that it has a lot of holes in it. This is perhaps the most important con of the travertine material.

Travertine has a natural non-slip surface

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