If you take a stroll through Rome, you'll see travertine tiles everywhere. In fact, travertine has adorned some of the most iconic sights from the ancient world. The Roman Colosseum, St Peter's Basilica, and Trevi Fountain, to name a few. Therefore, it's no surprise that travertine was one of the Romans' top building materials of choice. Roman architects used travertine to build amphitheatres, aqueducts, public baths, temples, and much more. Thousands of years later, homeowners and interior designers around the world are now choosing travertine to deck their floors.
So what is travertine? Simply put, it's a sedimentary rock and a type of limestone that typically forms around hot springs. It has warm earthy hues of beige and brown with distinct veins, making it ideal for anyone in want of an organic, natural design for their interior. If its aesthetic appeal wasn't enough, it's also a hardwearing and practical natural stone. Here at Country Floors, we are proud to offer the finest travertine tiles on the market.
Where to Install Travertine Tiles
Travertine tiles are suitable for most wall and flooring applications, indoors and outdoors, commercially and residentially. With multiple finishes available, we are proud to offer the best type of travertine to suit your application and vision.
Travertine flooring is long-lasting, durable, and easy to maintain, making it a practical choice as well. Nevertheless, like most natural stones, honed-filled travertine requires periodic re-sealing.
Indoor Travertine Flooring
Travertine flooring is perfect for the indoors. Its light tones will instantly make any room look bigger and brighter. It pairs nicely with wood furniture and works well with nearly all color schemes.
This natural stone is very hard, so it's scratch and chip-resistant. It's one of the most low-maintenance natural stones available.
Bathroom Travertine Tile
Travertine tiles are a popular choice for bathroom applications. Travertine is suitable for both wall and flooring installations. However, it is porous and requires regular re-sealing to keep it moisture-resistant.
Additionally, honed and filled travertine can be quite cold and slippery, so make good use of bath mats if you're installing it in a residence. For households with children or elderly residents, we suggest installing our antiqued finish travertine for bathroom applications, as it's less slippery.
Outdoor Travertine Flooring
Due to its durable properties, travertine tiles can also be installed outdoors for patios, garden pavers, or poolsides. Our tumbled finish travertine has non-slip properties perfect for the outdoors.
A honed and filled travertine tile finish is sleek and elegant, with a subtle sheen. It's ideal for indoor wall and flooring applications. The natural holes of travertine are filled with epoxy to create a flawlessly smooth surface.
Tumbled travertine tile is travertine in its most natural form. The holes found in travertine are left unfilled, creating a rougher and more rustic finish. This tile is ideal for the outdoors, especially poolsides, due to its non-slip properties.
Our special antiqued travertine tile finish is a cross between our honed and tumbled finishes. This tile is left unfilled but it has rounded edges for an antiquated, rustic look. This tile is suitable for indoor flooring and wall applications.