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Why Does The Cut Make A Difference With Travertine?

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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. The Formation of Travertine (more…)

4 Frequently Asked Travertine Questions

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Travertine 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. (more…)

Top Reasons To Choose Travertine

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Travertine has all the durability and beauty of marble combined with great versatility and a lower price. It can be used for floors to great effect but also is seen as fireplace panels, showers, backsplashes, and outdoor applications. The colors are generally warm tones of ivory, beige, brown, and gold. (more…)

The Reason Travertine Never Goes Out Of Style

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Travertine -- often mistaken for marble -- is an entirely different stone when examined carefully. Travertine has pockets and troughs created during formation by escaping gas and will vary in what those holes look like. "Filled" travertine has the pockets and troughs filled during sealing, and the finish can vary from smooth and shiny to...

Basement Need A Lift? Consider Natural Stone Floor Tiles

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Basements are generally dark and gloomy areas in a home. They are made more so by being used as store rooms for the bric-a-brac that may 'come in useful one day'.  The time comes when you need an extra room, and the basement becomes the only option. How do you turn a dark and gloomy...

Residential Flooring – Tiles The Perfect Choice For Young Families

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If you have young children, then carpet, and to a lesser extent vinyl, can be a nightmare. Whilst carpet can be made stain resistant, the emphasis there is on the word 'resistant'. Ask any parent with youngsters and they'll tell you about the stains that little ones can somehow magically create. Vinyl and linoleum can...