picture of the floor below is composed of a sedimentary
rock called travertine. It is the most extensive
stone used in the architectural world today Extensive
deposits of this rock are quarried in Tirol, Italy,
near Rome. In fact the famous coliseum in Rome
is composed of travertine. Most of travertine
rock is quarried in Italy, Other sources for this
rock include Turkey, Mexico, Peru and the US.
of the major characteristics of this stone is the
holes in the rock. This unique touch can be left
as is as in many architecturally designed buildings
throughout the world or the holes can be filled
with a grout. The stone can also be polished to
a smooth or shiny surface (picture below is polished
to a shiny surface). Travertine is close, but not
as hard as granite stone.
multitude of colors makes it an excellent choice
when deciding the type of rock to use in your living
Travertine can also be placed on walls as a facade
to enhance the richness of the stone throughout
the room as well as throughout the house.
stone comes in a variety of warm colors and rich
tones for your floor. Some of the color shades light
cream (ivory), beige, walnut, chocolate (noche),
and gold (oro/ (reddish rust
sizes for travertine comes in many sizes. Depending
on origin of country tile size vary from 12"
x 12" to 24" x 24" Custom ordered
tiles are also available. They can be much larger
in size and more expensive.
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