If you have an awkwardly-shaped area that needs floor tiles, then one of the best options could be travertine. The same could be said for walls, counters and backsplashes. Why? Travertine tiles are amongst the easiest to cut and shape.
Travertine is a natural stone that has been in use for thousands of years. Its primary component is calcium carbonate, more commonly referred to as limestone. The different colors are generally determined by the amount of iron in the stone – the more iron, the darker the color.
Limestone itself is a fairly soft stone, however, don’t let that put you off. The process of creating tiles ensures a good strong finish. Travertine is a porous stone so you should ensure you are using sealed tiles for any wet areas. Travertine provides a great finish, however, it does require a little more maintenance than ceramic or porcelain tiles. In particular, acidic spills need to be dealt with immediately, not left to sit and dry.
All tiles can be cut to shape, some a little easier than others. Travertine is one of the easiest, however, it may not be the right tile for your project. Be sure to talk to a tile expert first to ensure that travertine is suitable, and the type of travertine tile required for the job. Our tile experts at Éco Dépôt can help you find the right tile, give you advice on how to best lay them, and how to maintain them to keep their appearance.
Travertine tiles look good as both a floor or wall tile and has become popular for bench tops. With colors ranging from white through to gold, there’s bound to be a travertine tile that will suit your decor.