Travertine is a very popular flooring type. It is not only beautiful but also comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. Travertine offers a great deal of versatility. It is used all throughout homes as flooring, counter tops, or backsplashes. The experts at Floor Coverings International Birmingham outline the history, benefits, and beauty of travertine tile below!
Why Travertine is Unique
There are three types of rocks found on earth. Those types are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Travertine is somewhat different from other sedimentary rocks. Most sedimentary rocks are laid down in flat sheets when mud or sand compresses at the bottom of a lake. Time and pressure cause the sediments to form solid sheets. The formation of travertine is different. Travertine is a sedimentary rock that is made from stalagmites and stalactites. It is formed from the transportation of minerals, crystals, and dander by water as it drips through the earth. Travertine is formed one grain at a time. This is one of the reasons why its pattern is so chaotic and beautiful. It is literally a mosaic of the surrounding landscape. It is made in a wide range of colors and the patterns can be breathtakingly beautiful.
Why Travertine Tile is a Great Flooring Choice
Natural stone is an amazing medium from which to create floors. It also adds a bit of nostalgia when you know its history. Adding natural stone to your home is a way to add beauty, interest, and history to your everyday lives. Travertine has a lot of uses both in terms of placement – floors, counters, vanities, tiles for showers and backsplashes, and more. No matter what your style is, there is an option out there for you. It ranges in color from creamy white to deep reddish browns and mahogany. It comes in tiles that are nearly solid in color or that are chaotic and complex. It mixes well with other flooring types and looks amazing as large tiles or as micro-tiles. One cannot go wrong with travertine.
If you’re interested in learning more about travertine tile, give the experts at Floor Coverings International Birmingham a call to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll bring our mobile showroom filled with thousands of samples right to your home.
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