Travertine is a natural stone that offers versatility, style, and durability.
If you are considering
travertine tile in San Jose, Tile Fantastic has a great selection to choose from. Before you invest
in travertine, read this article for answers to common questions about
this popular type of tile flooring.
What is Travertine?
Travertine is a type of limestone. It forms in layers around mineral-rich
natural hot springs. Travertine is often mislabeled marble, which is another
type of limestone. It’s common to find travertine tile flooring
in gold, walnut, ivory, and beige hues. It’s normal for travertine
tile to have variegated colors due to the organic impurities and minerals
that pervade the stone.
In Which Finishes Can Travertine Tile Be Found?
There are four primary finishes that come with travertine tile. Polished
travertine appears shiny and glossy. Honed travertine, the most popular
type of finish, has a matte look that mutes reflected light with its flat
and smooth surface. Honed travertine tile looks natural, but not textured.
Tumbled travertine feels like
natural stone, and tends to reflect the most amount of light of the different finishes.
Similar to tumbled travertine, brushed travertine is textured.
What Are the Benefits of Travertine?
Travertine is a great flooring option for its natural beauty and wide range
of tones and colors. It is versatile enough to be installed indoors or
outdoors, in commercial or residential areas. Because of its durability,
it can last for hundreds of years if it is maintained regularly. Travertine
is hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and does not contain chemicals, which
helps keep your home or office from gathering dust, allergens, bacteria, and hair.
How Do I Maintain Travertine Tile?
Travertine requires little maintenance. Keep any abrasive materials off
travertine tile, as they can damage the finish. Place doormats or scatter
rugs near the entryways in high-traffic areas. Clean the tile routinely
with a dust mop, and clean spills right away with a neutral cleanser.
To learn more about the selection of tiles we offer at
Tile Fantastic, visit our website. And for more information, call us at (408) 371-6247.