4 Frequently Asked Travertine Questions

travertine tileTravertine has been one of the top building stones used throughout history. The Ancient Greeks and Romans used it for aqueducts and amphitheaters like the famous Colosseum. It has been used for buildings, sculptures, and monuments all through the ages, and it still is popular today.

Where can I use travertine in my home?

The most common indoor uses for travertine are:

  • floors
  • walls
  • stairs & steps
  • bathrooms
  • countertops
  • backsplashes
  • fireplaces

Each one of these locations will require a careful consideration of the type of travertine to be installed. You don’t necessarily want the tumbled ruggedness of the perfect backsplash tile to be on your floor where dirt collects in its characteristic pitted surface!

Do I have to use a sealant?

Sealing or not sealing travertine is up to personal preference. Most of the time, travertine is sealed since this can enhance the color and helps protect it from stains.

Why do the tiles look so different?

Travertine can be cut along the vein or cross-cut, making it have a different pattern. It can have several different finishes and be filled or left with the open pores natural to the stone. Each of these options will give a different look to the tile.

How do I know which type of travertine tile will be best in my project?

The best way to make sure the tile you select is appropriate for the location you want to install is to ask an expert. When you come in to the Montreal showrooms at Éco Dépôt Céramique there will be highly-trained designers available who can help you select the right tile for your home. Travertine tile has many uses and many faces. You can see and touch the different types and get advice for choosing the best tile for your project here.