Travertine flooring is a highly fashionable material that not only serves a functional purpose but also adds an aesthetically attractive, old-world character to any residential or commercial space. Travertine pavers, in particular, are a popular choice for swimming pool areas, offering unique variations in pattern and colour with no two tiles looking exactly alike. Travertine is often characterized by its fibrous or concentric appearance and is available in shades of white, tan, and cream.
Travertine is a natural stone that forms in mineral springs, usually found around hot springs, underground rivers, and limestone caves. It is distinct from other natural stones like limestone (a sedimentary rock) and marble (a metamorphic rock) due to its unique feature of holes within the stone, which are formed by gases escaping during the stone's formation. The resulting stone has a smooth and hard surface, but is also highly porous due to the presence of these holes.
Travertine is naturally beautiful by the time it is quarried, possessing a smooth and dense texture that displays a distinct creamy colour, evoking an old-world refinement.