If you’ve ever watched a home improvement show, you’ve probably heard the praises of travertine tile. Travertine is a type of natural limestone that’s mined from the ground in quarries. Like other types of natural stone, travertine tends to be a bit more expensive than porcelain or ceramic tile. Travertine is quite durable and versatile. It can be used on walls, floors, countertops, and even as yard pavers, and it adds a classic, almost Mediterranean look to a space. If you’re considering using travertine tile in your Southport home, let our Floor Coverings International Shallotte experts familiarize you with the features and benefits of this natural stone.
About Travertine Tile
Travertine is a porous stone, meaning it absorbs moisture. It stains easily and requires a sealant at the time of installation and at regular intervals throughout its lifetime. This stone can also become etched if juice, coffee, vinegar or other acidic substances are spilled. While travertine can be exposed to water, it is best cleaned using dry methods (such as vacuuming or sweeping) and specialty stone cleaners.
Travertine is a pricey option in comparison to porcelain tile, vinyl, and laminate. However, it can last for decades if properly maintained, and it will add a luxurious, high-end look to your space. Travertine has been used in buildings for thousands of years, so you can trust that it will last.
Travertine is typically a neutral, beige color with swirls and blotches of variation. It has a weathered, aged look that blends perfectly with Mediterranean villa architecture and classic, old world décor.
If you have more questions or want to install travertine tile in your Southport home, be sure to give us a call! Our Floor Coverings International Shallotte experts can’t wait to help you choose the perfect floors for your needs.
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