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Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties.
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TRAVERTINE COUNTERTOP PROS & CONS
Travertine is a beautiful chic choice for many homeowners. Due to its sophisticated luxurious look which has a striking resemblance with marble, travertine has become extremely popular. It is a stone that has been around since the time of the Romans. Buildings like the Colosseum, Theater of Marcellus, etc. are examples of this stone’s durability and strength.
For those who are fans of mixing beauty with the antique look, they should opt for these beautiful travertine kitchen countertops that are the epitome of refined elegance. The surface of the tiles have a very velvety appearance, therefore will instantly add a very svelte touch to one’s house.
Travertine is an economical and environment-friendly natural stone.
SOPHISTICATED, rich, polished & elegant LOOKING
Travertine countertops have a rich and polished surfaces and a naturally permeable stone that has a velvety and creamy hue. It looks beautiful and elegant with a glossy appeal that gives off a warm touch to the kitchens and bathrooms. Travertine countertops have a unique appearance with the irregular veins and pits which gives of a timeless and sophisticated look.
By using the modish and refined travertine countertops designs for home decoration, one can easily add a more svelte and formal look to their house. Travertine’s application is not limited to countertops as it can easily be used for unconventionally elegant back splashes, fireplace panels and shower areas.
AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF COLORS & HUES
Travertine is available in a number of practical colors and hues that can go really well with any design and color scheme. They have a wide range of designs and sizes to choose from.
DURABLE and survives HARSH WEATHER CONDITIONS
Travertine kitchen countertops and travertine bathroom countertops are very resilient in terms of durability and can also survive harsh weather conditions, therefore they can also be used for exterior and interior decoration purposes. Highly recommended due to their commendable endurance strength in hot or cold environments.
NO CRACKING OR SCRATCHES
Travertine kitchen countertops and travertine bathroom countertops are very well-made and solidly-built like marble countertops. They do not crack or get scratched even when handled a little carelessly.
avoid spills ON YOUR TRAVERTINE COUNTERTOP
Travertine countertops are extremely reactive to acidic solvents, such as: orange juice, and lime juice. Even the most minor spill can lead to staining of the travertine stone. It is not recommended to set up travertine kitchen countertops if you have a regularly busy kitchen.
Many home owners do not install travertine bathroom countertops and travertine kitchen countertops if they are to be used excessively, out of fear of discoloration or destruction of the tiles.
MAINTENANCE & CARE
Majority of the people who decide to install travertine tiles do it the refined and artistic appeal of the stone. Most frequent application of the stone is for the kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. If you do choose to install travertine tiles for your kitchen countertops then it is strongly advised that you use special products for the cleaning and upkeep of your travertine countertops.
Travertine is a naturally porous stone with cavities and pits in its structure so its tiles and slabs require alkaline based products for there cleaning or else there is the danger of etching. The countertops need to be polished and sealed periodically to retain the beauty of the countertops.