About Travertine Tile
If you’ve ever visited the hot springs at Yellowstone National Park, chances are you have witnessed travertine being formed! Travertine tile flooring has been used for centuries around the world and can range in color from creamy, tan, or gray all the way to rusty brown. Due to its formation, travertine tiles are quite porous and have naturally occurring depressions. Travertine tiles can be sold either “filled” or “unfilled”. Whether filled at the factory or by the tile installer on site, these depressions, or holes, can be more susceptible to damage than the stone itself and may need to be refilled over time. Travertine tiles are commonly available cross cut, meaning the stone is cut parallel to the sedimentary layers and shows little veining. In contrast, vein cut travertine tiles are sliced perpendicular to the sedimentary layers creating a linear veined tile. Travertine tile is widely available in a honed finish, and oftentimes tumbled finishes are offered in smaller sizes.
Common sizes for travertine tile
For areas that have contact with hands, liquids, food, etc., every natural stone tile needs to be resealed about once per year, sometimes more often in wet areas. You’ll know it’s time to seal the tile if liquids are soaking in rather than beading on the surface. One of our Portland showroom natural stone experts would be happy to help you understand more clearly what to expect from travertine in your application. Be aware that if the stone you choose has veining or variation it will not align from tile to tile. Also, if you select the same stone in both slab and tile format the two will not match since they will be from different batches and perhaps even different quarries.
Call to discuss your project with a tile expert at our Portland showroom to make an informed tile decision you’ll be happy with for years to come! For best results, consider your lifestyle, performance expectations and how your new travertine tile will relate to your cabinets, flooring and wall colors. Be sure to bring a picture of your space along to your appointment!
You can trust Macadam!
Here at Macadam Floor and Design we have been providing flooring, countertops, tile and window coverings to the Portland Metro area for over 35 years. We are continually improving our showroom offerings, industry knowledge and professionalism to provide excellent service and value for our customers. Whether working with our Portland Retail and Builder Showroom or our Vancouver Builder Design Center, you will be paired with a project manager or designer to help you navigate your options with confidence.
Work with our experts to be sure you purchase natural stone tile that is right for your project at the best value in Portland—we coordinate installation too!
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- American Olean
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- Z Collection
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