Elegant And Timeless Travertine Kitchen Tiles For The Floors
Travertine kitchen tiles are warm and beautiful stones with unique colour and pattern characteristics which will compliment any kitchens. Travertine is available in four different styles of finishes: polished, honed, brushed, and tumbled types. The polished finish has a high gloss shine while the honed is more of a matte finish and the brushed and tumbled types have a more textured look and feel to them. To add an extra layer of protection you should seal your travertine kitchen tiles for the floors but this is not an absolute like most other flooring materials you would commonly use in your kitchen. Travertine is a relatively simple flooring material to install but does require a good experience in do-it-yourself projects. If you are having your travertine shipped to you it is best to choose the smaller tile and go for a higher hardness rating, 4 is ideal, to avoid having your new travertine broken before you even get it.
To understand the quality of travertine floor tiles, you need to know how they are formed. Travertine is a sedimentary rock deposited by mineral springs especially hot springs. Mineral springs produce calcium carbonate that accumulates under the ground. It is called rapid precipitation process. Over a period of time, this accumulation takes shape of rock. Travertine displays veins and different textures that are actually micro particles and living objects that are trapped under the precipitation. And for this reason no two travertine floorings are similar either in color, texture or vein pattern. Travertine kitchen tiles are wonderful option for your kitchen if you like the look of stone but are not able to afford the high cost of some of the other types of stone on the market.