WHAT IS TRAVERTINE?

 

Travertine is an Earthbound Sedimentary Rock with Rusty Varieties. It’s formed as a limestone that is created by a hot spring. It’s formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals which creates the natural travertine. One of the most unique ways and preferred features of travertine is its rustic look. As well with is porous stone feature, it’s offered in two variants as one of them being filled & the other one is unfilled.  The filled travertine is always smoother and more durable and also looks more modern with its filled feature. Travertine, however, is mostly popular as tiles used for floors, walls, backsplashes or counter tops. Its qualities and aesthetic values make it a preferred material both for indoor and outdoor projects. Since primitive times travertine is being used as building material and a lot of amphitheaters.

Excellent examples of travertines and it’s longevity of the stone, the Colosseum. Which is the biggest building made almost entirely of travertine. Others would be Colonnade of St. Peter’s Square in Rome & the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Paris. Travertine has been used since the first earliest usage  in the First Egyptian Dynasty in 3200 BC.