Travertine Tiles

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Travertine Tiles

Travertine is a type of limestone that only forms around certain mineral spring deposits. It is unique in colour, usually seen in shades of brown, beige and tan. Travertine tiles is durable and has a very distinctive appearance.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

Travertine tiles have a non-slip texture. This allows you to have more grip and make it easier to walk. It is extremely durable. Travertine is resistant to UV radiation which allows its colour to remain fresh without discolourations. It is also resistant to high temperature changes, making it suitable for both outdoor and indoor environments. This versatility makes travertine tiles a very popular choice amongst homeowners. It also boosts the resale value of a home.

Disadvantages

Travertine is highly porous with several holes. This allows moistures and liquids to soak in easily. It also causes wear and tear to be more obvious over time. This type of flooring is more susceptible to staining and etching. It is also sensitive towards any acid, including acidic food.

Maintenance 

Travertine tiles are easier to maintain compared to stones such as granite or marble. While unsealed travertine is more susceptible to moistures soaking in, it is easy to maintain with proper care and sealing. Sealed travertine tiles are resistant to many elements and can be easily cared for. You can use warm water and soap to wipe it clean without having to worry about lasting stains.

Costs

The price of travertine tiles is lower than stone such as granite or marble. However, it can also vary depending on factors such as the quality and finish of the tiles. Natural textured travertine can be quite affordable. Sealed and polished travertine tiles are more expensive. However, it is still one of the cheaper stone floorings in the market.

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