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TRAVERTINE NATURAL STONE PAVERS

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Travertine is commonly associated with a classical sense of style and durability while adding warmth and colour to your home. Our Travertine is available in a select range of colours, finishes and cuts to suit a wide variety of uses making it a versatile stone that can used for various indoor and outdoor applications.

Travertine Pavers does not break easily and can withstand the test of time. It is ideal for areas that are in contact with water frequently, like these can be used as Kitchens Tiles, Bathrooms tiles, Swimming Pool tiles and Outdoor areas, as they can stay cool under the hot temperature for a long period of time. The natural blending of colors and stone textures make Travertine pavers and pavers very unique and very different from the man made concrete pavers.

We recommend you seal your Travertine with our range of Lithofin sealers. Some sealers are specifically for water proofing and are good in areas such as kitchens and showers. Others are designed for high traffic areas and would be used in hallways and living rooms. Depending on the area that the travertine is laid will determine which type of travertine sealer is going to be best and offer the most protection.


Where can you use Travertine Pavers?

The largest building in the world constructed largely of travertine is the Colosseum in Rome. Other famous structures constructed with Travertine tiles and pavers include the Trevi Fountain, the facade and colonnade of Saint Peter's Basilica, and many Roman aqueducts.

In the last century, the Lincoln Center in New York and the ABC Entertainment Center in Los Angeles were clad with travertine. Another notable building using travertine extensively is the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. Travertine is widely used in Italy, Greece and Turkey.

The durability and attraction of Travertine pavers as a natural stone is just unmatchable. Travertine is one of the strongest natural stone pavers available and is a beautiful building material for both flooring and walls, whether indoors or outdoors. Travertine is very popular choice as pavers and swimming pool surrounds.

Travertine pavers create a natural look for any area as no two pavers are similar. Travertine pavers ensure a unique and exciting look for your entire home along with being enduring for several generations.

Certainly, Travertine pavers are a perfect choice when you require an affordable, stunningly stylish and long-lasting building product and can be both functional and aesthetically striking.

When used indoors Travertine floor ties should be less than 20mm thick. For use on bathroom walls the ideal thickness is 12mm. If used outdoors as a paver 30mm thickness is recommended unless laid on a concrete base where a thinner Travertine tile may be used.

Common Sizes for Travertine Pavers

Travertine pavers come in a variety of sizes and thickness. Most common sizes for indoor flooring, walls and paving are 300mm x 300mm, 400mm x 400mm, 500mm x 500mm, 600mm x 600mm, 600mm x 300mm, 600mm x 400mm. French Pattern is also popular.

Larger and smaller pavers are available usually as a special order. Thickness will increase generally from 12mm for wall pavers, upto 20mm for floor pavers and 30mm for pavers.

Common Surface Finishes for Travertine Pavers

Honed : The surface of the tile is sanded to create a matte finish
Tumbled: Travertine is tumbled with gravel and bearings, giving it a rough, aged appearance
Brushed: A wire brush is used to give the surface of the travertine tile a worn, textured surface
Filled: The pores in the Travertine are filled with colored resin or cement to produce a solid surface
Polished: The Travertine is sanded and polished, producing a shiny look

Filled or Unfilled?

We are regularly asked what does this mean. One of the characteristics of Travertine pavers are the voids in the surface which are a feature of this material.These can vary from literally pinholes to quite large irregular holes.

These voids can be filled with grout when fixing the pavers or filled at the factory and the tile machined to give a honed or polished surface.

Factory filled and honed pavers are usually more expensive than unfilled however this depends on the finish, Brushed Travertine pavers or Tumbled Travertine pavers are unfilled and are desirable due to their "rustic"appearance.

Choosing the Right Travertine Paver for your Project

Travertine pavers are available in vivid colours such as ivory, beige, noce, reddish brown, and gold. Such variation is due to the iron content that makes its look completely different in every quarry.

Travertine is available in brushed, tumbled, polished or honed finishing. Each finish is very distinct. Tumbled or Brushed Travertine look more antiqued while polished travertine mimic marble.

The application areas of travertine pavers at home are wide. A very popular use of this tile is in the bathroom floor and wall. The kitchen is another area of application that enhances the beauty of travertine under spot lights.

Using spot light to highlight the exquisiteness of this tile is much admired in recent times. The mysterious shine of these pavers are bound to catch eyes. Additional gleam and shimmer add style to the kitchen interior.

Another very popular use of travertine is outdoors. Brushed Travertine pavers or Tumbled Travertine pavers are both perfect for outdoor areas and wet areas are the have excellent grip characteristics. Generally outdoor Travertine pavers are left unfilled and will last for many generations.

Installation of Natural Travertine Pavers

No two Travertine pavers are the same. Each tile is unique as they are a product of nature. Rosa Stone recommends the blending of Travertine pavers.

The pavers should be set aside to dry prior to tiling to check for unsightly pavers and colour variation. If you have selected a large number of pavers you may want to mix them up to separate any batch variations.

Once you have installed the pavers we can not accept any responsibility for damaged pavers or wrong pavers being fitted.

Quite often the Travertine pavers appear darker than the samples you observed. This is generally because the pavers are wet, and only appear darker. All natural stone pavers are produced in a wet environment using a lot of water. You will need to dry your pavers out before tiling to make sure they are the same shading to obtain the best blending.

Some natural stone pavers have little chips due to the packaging and movement during transit. This is normal and is accepted as normal in the tile industry. Always inspect and shuffle your pavers prior to tiling to get the best results.

Travertine tiles & pavers should be laid by a Floor & Wall Tiling Services Specialist.


Physical Properties of Travertine Pavers
 

Light transmission Typically subtranslucent in all but extremely thin pieces
Luster Dull to pearly or even subvitreous.
Miscellany Effervesces with dilute HCl.
Hardness 3-4 Moh's scale
Color Colorless, White, Pink, Yellow, Brown
Density 2.71
Streak White
Specific gravity 1.68


Chemical Properties of Travertine Pavers
 
Flash Point 89°F / 31°C
Solubility In water : at 68°F / 20°C : insoluble
In solvents : soluble in many organic solvents like benzene hydrocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons, acetone, phthalates, methanol ,ethanol e.t.c.


Note: Travertine Pavers like Limestone Pavers, Marble Pavers and other calcareous stones, are referred to as acid sensitive. Calcareous stones are readily dissolved in acid, therefore acidic products should not be used on Limestone, Travertine and Marble Pavers.

 

Please contact us if you would like to discuss your project requirements with one of our natural stone specialists.

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