Stone tile is a classic way to add elegance and durability to your home here in North York. Of the stone tiles available on the market today, one of the most resilient and popular is travertine tile. A popular building material for famous structures like the Roman Colosseum and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, travertine’s neutral coloration and strength make it a smart choice for floors as well. Learn more from the experts at Floor Coverings International North York.
Travertine is a natural sedimentary limestone that forms from the remains of ancient fossils and shells in natural mineral hot springs. A majority of travertine on the commercial market is sourced from large quarries in Turkey and Italy and then shipped overseas. From there it’s cut into a wide range of sizes and styles for homes. The sizes include 4x4inch, 12x12inch, and 18x18inch, and cut varieties include brushed, honed, tumbled, and polished. These each have different ideal applications for the home and the experts at Floor Coverings International North York can help you decide which one will work best for your project.
Design for the Home
The hue of travertine ranges from ivory to sand with notes of caramel, coffee, and even pink. As a limestone, one of travertine’s more distinguishing features its porous nature. The size of these holes will dictate the overall quality of your stone. Tiles with smaller pores will be a higher-grade, whereas mid-to-low grade tiles will have larger pores.
The strength and luxurious look of travertine cannot be understated, and make it a great choice for a wide variety of home improvement projects. Its shock resistance makes it a smart flooring choice for high traffic areas like the kitchen and entryway. However, it has many uses beyond interior flooring as well! It’s also a great choice for countertops, shower walls, and kitchen backsplashes. For outdoor projects, travertine is an especially wise choice for walkways and patios due to its neutral coloration and heat resistance.
Are you interested in installing travertine tiles in your North York home? The friendly professionals at Floor Coverings International North York are here to help! Call us today for a complimentary consultation and visit from our mobile showroom. We’ll walk you through the entire process. We proudly offer a wide range of travertine tile projects to the greater North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, and Markham area.
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