Interior Travertine Tiles For A House
Travertine tiles are a multi-faceted natural stone flooring choice that offers a range of advantages. Travertine tiles are type of stone tiles, made from a sedimentary rock known as travertine. There are numerous sources for travertine all over the world. Tivoli, Italy is perhaps the most source for travertine, and the rock is in fact named after the Latin name for this Italian city. Travertine is also mined in Mexico, parts of the American Southwest, and Eastern Europe. Home improvement stores often carry or can order travertine tile, and it can also be ordered directly from manufacturers. Travertine is sometimes sold as “travertine marble” or “travertine limestone.” Travertine usually contains a mixture of minerals from the environment where it formed, along with the calcium carbonate, and it has a very coarse texture with lots of holes created by air bubbles and living organisms which were trapped in the rock. The stone can be white, yellow, beige, creamy, or red in color, depending on the minerals which have penetrated it.
Travertine tiles are carved out of quarries and then cross-cut into smaller blocks. We are all becoming more aware about the dangers of global warming and its effects on nature as more and more homes are choosing eco-friendly products that are durable. Once travertine tiles are sealed they do not absorb dust or chemicals helping to keep your home not only charming in appearance but also bacteria free.