The use of travertine floor tiles in wet areas is often snubbed because of travertine’s porous nature. The reality is that you can use any type of natural stone tile in wet areas – the water resistance factor becomes irrelevant if the tile is grouted and sealed correctly. With travertine tiles, the whole installation process is important. It is then generally wiser to engage the services of a reputable tile installer than doing it yourself.
Shower recesses are no different to any other wet area. Travertine tiles can be used on floors and walls as well as vanity tops, and even bathroom basins. Tumbled travertine is a popular choice for those looking for a natural antique finish whilst honed travertine tiles deliver a soft matte finish that adds charm and grace to any bathroom.
Home owners have taken a liking to natural stone tiles in recent years and travertine has been one of the most popular choices. The wide range of colors and patterns created by the veins that run through this stone make it ideal as a feature on both walls and floors. Travertine floor tiles are comfortable to walk on, is easy to maintain, and most importantly in this busy world, easy to keep clean. Travertine that is well sealed will not show up spots, hold soap scum, or allow the growth of mold or mildew. A simple wipe over with a cloth or squeegee will keep your travertine tiles looking great.
Talk to a tile expert before buying and installing travertine tiles in wet areas. You do need to select the right tiles, have them installed properly, then sealed using the right sealants. The tile experts at Éco Dépôt are only too happy to show the best travertine tiles for your bathroom, or any other project for that matter. With the right choice, your bathroom, including your shower recess, can look stunning using travertine tiles – forget what you’ve heard about travertine being too porous for wet areas.