Type of Surface Textures
There are many different types of stone available today. When stone is ordered, it is fabricated with a particular type of surface. There are six main type of surfaces that are selected:
Honed, Polished, Sand Blasted, Bush Hammered, Flamed, Tumbled.
From small mosaics to large slabs, travertine stone tiles are used for: Kitchen Floors, Kitchen Backsplashes, Counters, Entryway Floors, Interior Walls, Outdoor Walls, Fireplace Surrounds, Bathroom Floors, Bathroom Walls and Backsplashes, Tub Surrounds, Outdoor Patios and Walkways.
What is travertine?
Travertine known as Calcium Carbonate which has had additional heat and pressure applied to it by the earth’s crust. Travertine is formed by minerals dissolving in ground water and then being deposited on the earth’s surface by rivers, natural springs, or geysers.
What colors does travertine come in?
Travertine comes in many different colors including ivory, beige or cream, walnut, noce, and gold. The color of travertine is the result of iron compounds or other organic impurities and there are some special colors like classic cream, red and yellow you can find only among Iranian Natural stones.
What does the finished surface of travertine look like?
Travertine can have four major finishes, polished (shiny), honed (matte), brushed and tumbled (textured surfaces). The type of finish given to the travertine will determine how shiny the surface will be. The polished and honed surfaces are flat and smooth, while the brushed and tumbled surfaces are flat and textured. The polished surface is the shiniest, while the tumbled surface reflects the least amount of light. The most common finish for travertine is honed.
Where would I use travertine?
Travertine has been used in the construction of buildings for thousands of year. In today’s construction, travertine is used for flooring, cladding on buildings, showers, wall coverings (Indoor and Outdoor) and counter tops.
What should I consider in using travertine?
Travertine is a natural stone product. Because the minerals that make up travertine are highly reactive with acidic solutions (e.g. orange juice, vinegar), a major consideration is where the travertine will be installed and what it will be exposed to. Sealers will provide some protection to the stone no matter what the environment, but knowing what it will be exposed to will help you decide whether travertine is a good fit for your project.
How much does a pallet of travertine or marble tile contain?
Pallet volumes start at 333 sq ft. and go up to 359 sq ft. depending on the size and thickness of the tile.
How much does a container hold?
Container volumes start at 5,000 sq ft. and go up to 7,500 sq ft. depending on the size and thickness of the tile.
I need a smaller amount of tile than your minimum – what do I do?
Please send your request via email and tell us your demand we try to do it for you.
Which one is easier to clean Porcelain or Travertine?
Travertine is easier to clean while porcelain needs to be taken cared of especially from stains. If I were to choose travertine versus porcelain, I would choose travertine because I can easily brush it up and using liquid soap, it will be cleansed but when it comes to drying instantly, it takes longer. As to porcelain tiles, it's easier to dry up with just wipes but it attracts stains a lot. And you need to exert effort on cleaning but it's okay also. Anyway, there are a lot of bleach in the market.
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