Travertine is a stylish, functional and aesthetically attractive stone that gives a very appealing, old-world character to any home or business. Travertine pavers are particularly attractive around the swimming pool and surrounds with no two tiles looking the same.
Travertine forms in mineral springs, especially around hot springs, underground rivers and in limestone caves. Travertine is different to limestone (sedimentary) and marble (metamorphic) with the main characteristic of travertine being the holes within the stone created as a result of gases escaping as travertine is formed. The resulting stone is a smooth and very hard substance characterised by its porous surface.
Extensive deposits of travertine exist at Tivoli, near Rome, which is where the stone receives its name. Tivoli was known as Tiber in ancient Roman times. The ancient name for the stone was lapis tiburtinus meaning tibur stone, which has evolved to travertine.
Travertine can often appear fibrous or concentric and can come in a white, tan or a cream like colour.
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Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your travertine against stains
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