Travertine tile in New Orleans is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reasons. Its durability and beauty are timeless, formed by Mother Earth’s limestone minerals dissolved in groundwater when moved by springs.
Here are a few examples of how travertine tile can make your New Orleans home all the more special:
Travertine comes in many shapes and forms, and it can be utilized in just as many ways, such as for shower trays, flooring, wall facades, and countertops. This makes it simpler to craft a cohesive feel in any room during construction or a remodel.
Travertine possesses a natural glow and a timeless beauty that is challenging to match. This material has been used in architecture since the times of ancient Rome when it was featured heavily in the construction of temples, steps, monuments, and amphitheaters. An example of this that still lasts to this day is the famous Colosseum in Italy, which is constructed of travertine and its entirety.
Along with selecting the proper shade of stone, you can also adapt the look of your travertine floors with multiple finishing options. Travertine can be filled or unfilled, which can elevate its durability. Travertine that has been polished offers a smooth and flat surface that is stain-resistant and smooth. Travertine that has been honed is one of the most popular options for floors in Baton Rouge because it's polished flat without being glossed, making it not slippery. Brushed travertine that has been tumbled offers a more textured look with softer colors that are reluctant to reflect any light; it’s perfect for a more subtle feel.
If you desire the beauty of natural stone but are concerned about the expense, travertine is the perfect compromise. While still considered by all a luxury flooring option, travertine generally costs less than granite or marble. They are also incredibly easy to maintain and clean.
Travertine is similar to most types of natural stone, and that it's a very resolute material that resists marks from heavy foot traffic. Travertine is able to endure more temperature changes than other types of stone while also having a hardness rating similar to marble. This means that you can use travertine indoors and outdoors. Filled travertine that is sealed is waterproof and stainproof when properly maintained.
Are you ready to give your home or business the glow of travertine? Contact us today to look at your options and select the perfect slabs for your project!