AllStone Resources - Granite, Marble, Slates, Travertine - travertine

By: Allstone Resources  09-12-2011


Travertine, a subset of the limestone family, is culled from all over the world, though primary resources are in Turkey and Mexico. Available in a variety of beautiful earth tones, travertine is used for a myriad of different functions, including showers, countertops, and wall coverings. One of its most unique features of travertine is the different finishes that it can come in. Travertine can be filled or unfilled; filled travertine is either left unfinished or polished and honed depending on the desired aesthetic. Filled and honed travertine produces a smooth surface while unfinished travertine has a unique texture that gives it both a unique feel and look.

Travertine requires extra care due to its high reactivity with acidic materials. All Stone Resources advises clients to consider their chosen location and function before selecting travertine. It requires extra care and sealer protection to preserve its fine look.

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