Travertine Tiles and Pavers Frequently Asked Questions Answered
What is Travertine?
Tavertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. It is formed by minerals dissolved in ground water, which are then deposited on the earth’s surface by rivers and natural springs.
Extensive deposits can be found at Tivoli in Italy. In fact the Travertine name comes from this town.
The best example in the world that hosts 40% of the reserve of Travertine and Marble can be found in Denizli, Turkey.
Where does Travertine come from?
Considering the consumption in the world, Turkey with its 13.9 billion tons of reserve has the capability to meet all travertine consumption in the world alone for 80 years. Denizli, Turkey is one of the regions where most of Travertine and marble quarries are located.
What colours of Travertine are Available?
The colors of the Travertine forms naturally with the composition of chemical and mineral compounds and pressure exposed over a very long period of time. We display and stock travertine in the following colors…. Classic, Noce, Ivory, Silver, Walnut, Antique, Shelly White..
What are the different styles of Travertine?
Travertine is processed in different versions depends on the area that the travertine will be layed in ie Outdoors around a swimming pool, Bathroom Floors or Kitchen Floors:
Tumbled unfilled travertine pavers are ideal for outdoor projects such as pool decks, patios and driveway. Installed over sand, very durable, typically 30mm thick.
What is the difference between Cross Cut and Vein Cut?
Vein cut and cross cut are two different ways of cutting travertine tiles, resulting in distinct appearances.
Vein Cut Travertine: Vein cut travertine is obtained by cutting the stone parallel to its natural bedding plane. This method highlights the linear veins and layers that run through the stone. The resulting tiles exhibit long, straight lines and a striped appearance. Vein cut travertine often showcases a more structured and organized pattern, with the veins creating a sense of movement across the surface.
Cross Cut Travertine: Cross cut travertine is obtained by cutting the stone perpendicular to its natural bedding plane. This cutting technique results in a tile surface that showcases a more random and mottled pattern. The cross cut tiles typically display circular or cloud-like patterns, as the cut intersects with the natural pores and holes of the travertine. The overall appearance of cross cut travertine is more varied and organic, with a less pronounced linear vein pattern.
In summary, the main difference between vein cut and cross cut travertine tiles lies in the direction of the cut and the resulting visual effects. Vein cut tiles emphasize the linear veins and offer a more structured appearance, while cross cut tiles create a more random and varied pattern. The choice between the two largely depends on personal preference and the desired aesthetic for the project.
is the process of cutting the blocks in parallel layers. Most of the Travertine is done in the cross cut.
Did you know
For centuries natural stone has been the symbol of wealth and nobility. Throughout the civilizations Travertine had been used for significant structures which have played an important role in society such as: palaces, libraries, temples and theaters.
What are the differences between the Grades or Qualities in Travertine?
What is the difference between A Travertine Tile and Travertine Paver?
Travertine Tiles are used for interior purposes such as bathrooms, kitchens, walls and patios. However Traverine Pavers are primarily used for outdoor projects for instance driveways, patios and pool decks. Our Travertine Tiles are 12mm thick while Travertine Pavers are 30mm thick’.
What finishes do Travertine Tiles and Pavers come in?
What are the standard sizes of Travertine?
6 x 12 inch
15,25 x 30,5 cm
18 x 18 inch
45,7 x 45,7 cm
12 x 12 inch
30,5 x 30,5 cm
16 x 24 inch
40,6 x 61 cm
8 x 16 inch
20,3 x 40,6 cm
24 x 24 inch
61 x 61 cm
16 x 16 inch
40,6 x 40,6 cm
What is the French Pattern?
A Travertine french pattern set covers exactly 8 sqf and consists of the following pieces: 1 piece 16×24, 2 pieces 16×16, 1 piece 16×8 and 2 pieces 8×8.
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