Travertine varies in look depending on the quality of the stone. There are various grades of Travertine and these are determined by density, consistency and geological imperfections within the surface appearance.
The lower grades often the greatest variation of colour from tile to tile, due to more natural imperfections but these can also add strength to the tile and can be seen as a positive, while higher grades are specifically chosen to be more consistent in colour but can be softer.
There are always exceptions to the rules so be sure to ask an expert.
Generally, Travertine tiles come in natural shades from white through to brown, with some grade featuring some greys and blacks as well.
This neutral tone palette makes Travertine extremely easy to pair other colours with. So, no matter what your colour scheme, Travertine will fit in beautifully.
Plus, this natural look means that if one is damaged and needs replacing, it is really easy to slot it in a new tile without worrying about breaking patterns.
This feature also comes in handy when you want to ensure that your new kitchen or bathroom stands out from the crowd as every Travertine floor or wall looks completely unique.
Travertine is also the eco-friendly choice when you want to update your home. Because it is a natural stone, it is cut straight from the Earth and it doesn’t usually require any additional materials when processing.
Therefore, there is no chemical waste stream, or additional wasted energy used to finish off the material before sale.
And, as an extra environmental bonus, the natural cleaners used on Travertine tiles are better for the environment as the chemicals they use are less abrasive than some regular household cleaners.
Premium Travertine may cost more than some other tiles but it more than makes up for it with it durability and luxuriousness. This makes it a long-term investment for your home.
Travertine can last generations and so your initial spend can save you a lot of money in the long run.
The variety that Travertine offers means it is very versatile, so even if your home has a very particular look, you can usually find a Travertine tile to match.
It comes in a choice of different finishes, such as polished, honed and filled, brushed, or tumbled, with Polished Travertine resembling marble, and brushed or tumbled Travertine offering a more antiqued look.
Because of this variety, Travertine also accommodates different budgets, depending on the density of the tile, so even those with less to spend can enjoy the luxurious style of Travertine.