Travertine – The Part of Limestone Family

June 26, 2018

Travertine is a beautiful natural stone material from the limestone family. It is made of soft calcium carbonate and is usually found in the form of deposits near bubbling warm or hot springs. When quarried by man the open holes are filled at the surface with either epoxy or travertine dust to offer a smooth closed finished look .

  • Honed or Polished – A honed finish is ground flat without being polished to a shine to create a soft subtle look that is more suitable to high wear areas.  A polished surface offers a richer colour with defined veins and reflective surface.
  • Tumbled Edged – A  tumbled travertine has a rough, textured finish often with rounded corners for an antique look.
  • Unfilled – An open hole travertine offers depth and sophistication for that avant-garde appeal.
  • Crosscut or Vein cut – Travertine that when quarried is cut across the vein versus with the vein creating a different appearance much like one would get getting across a tree trunk versus along the length.

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