When you come into the showrooms at Éco Dépôt to look at travertine tile, there will be some distinct differences in the patterns the stone displays. This is because of the way that travertine is formed in the earth and then cut in the quarrying process.
Travertine tiles are very popular as a backsplash because the textured beauty of the stone is often highlighted by undercabinet lighting. This natural stone has many subtle variations in color, making it a good choice for connecting the colors of the cabinetry and countertops.
Travertine is often called the poor man’s marble, but there really is nothing poor about this beautiful stone. It comes in subtle shades of many colors, depending on which types of minerals were included in its formation. The real charm of travertine is in the distinctive texture caused by the pores and pockets developed during that formation.