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Stone Description

Travertine is a rather dense, banded limestone, sometimes moderately porous, that is formed either by evaporation about springs, as is tufa, or in caves, as stalactites, stalagmites, or dripstone. Where Travertine or Tufa (calcareous sinter) is deposited by hot springs, it may be the result of the loss of carbon dioxide from the waters as pressure is released upon emerging at the surface; the release of carbon dioxide lowers the solubility of calcium carbonate and it precipitates.

High rates of evaporation in hot-spring pools also lead to supersaturation which helps form Travertine. Travertine formed in caves is simply the result of complete evaporation of waters containing mainly calcium carbonate.

Product Information

Available Finishes:
  • Honed & Filled
  • Polished & Filled
Tiles Sizes:
  • 457 x 457 x 12
  • 610 x 610 x 12
  • 600 x 600 x 15
  • Matching Arissed & Bullnose Copings Available

Custom tile sizes, finishes and copings available on request (Please allow 12-16 weeks for delivery)

Suitable for interior and exterior use in residential situations such as floor and wall tiles, stairs foyers, entranceways, bathrooms, living areas and feature walls

Travertine has rich variation in colour and texture, significant variation between finishes, relatively porous, must be sealed in bathrooms and when used outside

Recommended Sealer:

Pristine, is our state of the art solvent based penetrating natural sealer, ideal for hard to keep clean porous surfaces. Available in 4, 10, 20, 200 litre containers, 8-12sqm coverage per litre. Minimum of 3x coats required. 

Protex: Solvent Based & BIO-SAFE version - Impregnating

Please Note 

Being a natural product, stone is subject to variations in colour, tone and shading. Every piece of stone is unique. Always check colour match before installation and mix crates and boxes to create a natural blend before fixing. Pitting, veining and chips are all characteristics of natural stone and must be expected. The above picture colours are indicative only.

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