Since the days of ancient Rome, travertine tiles have signaled luxury and good taste. These beautiful pieces of polished limestone bring the glowing colors of the natural world into your home. Whether you use them as a kitchen backsplash, as a unique shower surround or as a durable and beautiful flooring material, travertine tile connects you with the Earth.
Beautiful, Durable Travertine
Travertine is a type of calcium carbonate, or limestone, that is formed around hot springs. The combination of the heat and the minerals in travertine make it a hard and durable choice for architectural use. It has been used since the time of the Roman Empire as a building material and for decoration. When properly cared for, travertine tile can literally last for centuries.
The colors in travertine tile are from the earth pallet: ivory, chocolate brown, sand, rusty orange and gold. The color in the tile depends upon the minerals present when the limestone formed. Unlike vinyl tiles which are manufactured to all look the same, travertine has a variability that enhances its natural beauty.
Because it is abundantly available and lasts such a long time, travertine tile makes an environmentally friendly flooring alternative. Limestone is quarried in many areas around the world, and many of the famous ruins in the Mediterranean that are still in existence today were constructed of limestone. It is easy to maintain with simply a damp mop and broom, which uses no electricity.
Travertine tile is usually found in four different finish style: polished, which has a high degree of shine; honed, which creates a matte finish without texture; brushed, which is a textured variety; and tumbled, which creates smaller, smooth pieces which can be fit together to form a pattern. The polished and the honed types are the most popular for kitchens and baths, while the textured varieties can be used to create artistic accents.
Unlike manufactured tiles, travertine is a natural product and the unsealed back of the tiles are very porous. This material should be installed by flooring professionals, due to the immense complexity involved. The experienced installation team at Glamour Flooring will set your floor using high-quality grout, sealer and adhesives, so that your travertine tile can last for centuries, too.
Top Quality Flooring
At Glamour Flooring, we hand select all of the travertine tile that we sell, in order to bring you the highest quality available. Just choose your tile and schedule a delivery date and an installation date, and our experienced installers will handle the rest. Let Glamour Flooring make your home look like a palace!