If you are trying to accomplish a look with that timeless European flair, travertine tiles are your answer. Travertine is a natural stone product that has withstood the test of time, both in style and durability. Dating back to ancient times where stone was the natural resource readily available for construction; travertine graces historical land marks such as Rome’s Amphitheatre the Colosseum which still stands in one of the world’s fashionable cities. Travertine evokes classy elegance and is not in the passing trend category. Laying travertine in your home guarantees timeless chic.
Travertine is available in multiple formats. For interiors, travertine tiles in honed and filled finish are most appropriate. This finish has a slight sheen and is smooth in texture. This allows dust particles to disguise themselves and the smooth texture makes for easy cleaning. A most desirable attribute for the cleaners of the home. Travertine in appearance is generally cream and latte in colour, with the unique natural trait of no tile repeating itself. This is what gives travertine its eternal beauty and desirability.
An array of tile sizes are available including 610×610, the most common size utilised for main floors of the home. For graceful harmony, travertine can then span into your bathrooms floors and walls in smaller format tiles of 406×406 if preferred. TileArte is proud to stock these highly sought after tiles in premium quality, and is proud to offer our service for any special order requirements time permitting.
In modern and contemporary homes a common design tool is to draw the outside in. By this we mean there is a fusion between the alfresco and interior. The splendour of travertine is if your outdoor area is covered, the interior tiles can flow through to the alfresco. This is keeping with the seamless modern style. If your alfresco is open aired, travertine offers a tumbled finish for increased slip resistance to keep fluidity.
Travertine is also offered in paver format. Standard sizes available include 406×406, 406×610 and French Pattern. All outdoor pavers are offered in a tumbled and unfilled finish. This surface allows for increased slip resistance. The unfilled elements can be filled with your chosen grout colour or for a more rustic appearance left unfilled. Travertine pavers can be used around pools, walkways and driveways. TileArte is pleased to stock the above listed sizes.
As travertine is natural stone, porosity is an attribute that accompanies it. Therefore, sealing is required to help maintain and maximise its wear. TileArte recommends Aqua Seal Gold’s Penetrating Sealer that offers protection for up to 20 years. It’s simple to apply and requires two coats. When sealing travertine around a salt water pool, Duponts salt resistance sealer is also recommended alongside the Aqua Seal Gold Penetrating Sealer.
Like Rome, travertine is beautiful and timeless. It will add elegance and sophistication to your home and bow to no upcoming trend.
TileArte’s design consultants are experts in travertine and natural stone properties. They would be happy to answer any questions you may have.