While it may seem that the present wild popularity of Travertine is a trend, the reality is that this stone has been used as a building material for thousands of years – and for good reason.
Incredibly long-lasting and resistant to wear-and-tear, Travertine remains today in place on structures such as Rome’s Colosseum, and the Spanish Steps. Few building materials can deliver centuries of longevity, but Travertine is one that can, in the right conditions. Compare that to concrete’s practical lifespan, of about 30-60 years, and the appeal of using this material is clear.
Travertine is perfect for use in a diverse range of applications, including as pavers, tiles, building material, as a cladding product and in interiors. Like granite, this stone possesses impressive self-cleaning properties that reduce ongoing maintenance requirements.
Weatherproof and aesthetically pleasing, travertine can be used in bathrooms, pools, inside and outside. We do recommend sealing when used in or around saltwater pools, for optimal protection.
Travertine can also always be rectified, making it a flexible stone to work with in situations where custom shaping, bull-nosing or surfacing is required.
For a stone that looks great and that will last a lifetime, Travertine is well worth considering.