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HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TRAVERTINE THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Are you intrigued with Travertine and its timeless natural beauty? Would you like to learn more? Here are 13 facts about Travertine Tile.

1. Travertine is a type of limestone that forms in hot mineral springs around the world. According to Wikipedia, limestone is a sedimentary rock made of calcium carbonate, a primary component of shells. In North America, the most notable Travertine formation is Yellowstone National Park.

2. The name ‘travertine’ was derived from the name of the ancient Italian city Tibur, now Tivoli, with roots beyond Roman times. Travertine was known as lapis tiburtinus, i.e., tibur stone, which over time became travertine.

3. Most Travertine is imported to the US from quarries in Italy, Iran, Mexico, Turkey, and Peru. Tile Outlets of America obtains most of its Travertine from Turkey. (Check out Turkey’s Pamukkale natural Travertine terraces and hot springs.)

4. Travertine is mined from quarries all over the world using many methods including Channeling machines, Wire Saws, Chain Saws and Water-Jet Cutting machines. From the quarry, it is either stored in a warehouse or taken to a mill or production facility where it is cut into slabs and sent through different process depending on the type of finish desired.

5. When you look at it, you’ll notice what makes Travertine unique: naturally occurring holes and troughs on the surface. Travertine is also porous. Both of these characteristics result from how the stone forms over time.

6. The holes and troughs that you find in Travertine can be filled with grout, or left unfilled. In many cases Travertine tile is filled at the factory during production. The size of the holes indicates whether or not the stone is a premium, commercial or select cut. As a rule of thumb, the smaller the hole, the more premium the cut of Travertine.

7. Travertine is often used as a building material and can be seen in architecture across Europe dating back to the Roman Empire (Burghausen Castle in Germany) . The Roman Coliseum and bath houses in Rome and the Lobby of the Sears Tower and first floor walls at the UCLA medical center were all built with Travertine.). Travertine has been used in everything from aqua-ducts to load bearing pillars. It is most commonly used today for floors, walls, and backsplashes.

8. Travertine comes in a variety of colors including white, tan, brown, cream and gold. It can also be found in varying shades of red, pink and orange. Some Travertine has black veins running through it.

9. Travertine is produced in a variety of styles including, honed, tumbled, polished, brushed, saw cut and chiseled edge.

10. Modern Travertine tile encompasses a range of sizes. The most common tile sizes are 4×4, 6×6, 12×12, and 18×18 and tile trim pieces.

11. Travertine can be used inside or outside, by itself or as a decorative piece mixed with granite, marble, ceramic or porcelain tile.

12. Travertine Tile is softer than granite. It needs to be sealed to protect its natural beauty and your investment. Sealing Travertine is very easy and should be done during installation and periodically thereafter – usually every three to five years. You’ll find a number of sealer options available today. The most common are Enhancing and Natural sealers. Enhancing sealers darken stone and give it a ‘wet’ look whereas natural sealers offer the same protection without changing the stone’s appearance.

13. When installing Travertine, be sure to blend the tiles first. Also, use a white thin set particularly with lighter travertine. Gray thin set may darken or tint your stone. Thin set should be mixed to a sticky peanut butter consistency. You will want to use a notched trowel. Some installers recommend sealing travertine before and after installation other recommended it before and after grouting.

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TESTIMONIALS
  • Dana Collier
    Still in awe of the travertine stone tiles that we purchased.
    We are extremely happy and recommend to all .


  • Anonymous
    Excellent service and quality product.


  • Scott Klein
    Ordered approx. 210m2 of 600 x 400 Silver Travertine pavers in April/May 2017.
    Service was very efficient, prompt and delivered as requested.


  • Jamie Blake
    Dave in particular on the Sales desk was very easy to deal with and very efficient with my original order and all queries that I had during the several staged drop offs for the goods. Would certainly recommend them and will be using them again!!


  • Gail Stanley
    Stone & Slate Discounts were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish.
    I like to see what I am getting rather than simply purchase from a photo, so I promptly requested a sample of the ivory travertine tiles which we promptly received The colour tones were perfect and I placed an order there and then.


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  • Monica Graham
    The stones look great, they are well priced and very importantly, Steve gave me great advice on how to lay them and what materials I should use for best results.
    They are almost finished now and I can’t wait to start using the swimming pool


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  • Larry Mathis
    This is the first time i have dealt with this company and they did not let me down. I bought a large quantity of Ivory travertine tiles which were double the price everywhere else i looked. I must admit i was originally a little skeptical however, product was outstanding quality and a great price. Staff were very friendly. Customer service are second to none, happy to help with the silly questions i had and they gave great advice. Great company/team, i would highly recommend and definitely use this company again. Thank you


  • Jill Pittman
    The team in the office are all knowledgable of their products and are very friendly. I am a professional landscaper and have used Stone n Slate Discounts many times. Because product and efficiency is such a priority for my customers I will surely be working with Stone n Slate Discounts for years to come.


  • Leo Ball
    Stone & Slate Discounts for a number of years now & have only ever had one issue which was dealt with smoothly & quickly. I have found them to be very reliable unlike most online companies. I’d be happy to recommend any time.


  • Cindy Torres
    I deal with a man called Steve he was extremely helpful, pleasant and knows what he’s on about.
    He spent the time to talk through everything with me nothing was too much trouble- I would recommend this company to anyone and if any of Steves bosses read, he def needs a pay rise he’s an asset to Stone n Slate Discounts.


  • Blake Williams
    Really polite & courteous, very good after sales service & advice. I have used another company previously (Col Smith) who were ok until I placed the order, but when I phoned regarding advice to remove marks on some of the paving stones they were not only unhelpful but quite rude as well.
    I would recommend Stone & Slate Discount to anyone as they are SO helpful.


  • Geoffrey Hunt
    Have just completed (via a contractor) a large garden project using travertine tiles. The product was of very high quality and much lower in price than that quoted by other suppliers. Delivered promptly to a schedule as required by the project – important if storage space is limited. Staff very helpful – easy to contact and experienced.


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  • Daniel Drake
    I have had an excellent experience with Stone & Slate Discounts. We ordered 45m squared of their Ivory travertine. We got a sample before ordering and the quality of the stone is excellent and half the price of the other suppliers on the internet and in Melbourne.


  • Iris Richards
    The stone arrive on time, emails and phone calls answered immediately and the delivery driver was on time, polite and extremely helpful.


  • Ann Swanson
    I cannot fault Stone & Slate Discounts. I can see some of the negative reviews below and hope to add a bit of balance. I would not hesitate to use again or to recommend to a friend as we saved a ridiculous amount of money.


  • Kelly Dean
    Really pleased with the travertine tiles and overall a good buying experience.


  • Anonymous
    I needed my travertine tiles by a certain date. They went out of their way to make sure this happened – and it arrived on time. Thank you to all at Stone & Slate Discounts- especially Dave who gave me regular updates. Good product. Good communication. Execellent price. Highly recommend.


  • Ginger Richardson
    Brilliant compayt to deal with, first rate on customer service, and the travertine tiles just cannot be beaten, excellent quality, and great prices-what more could anyone want, I would recommend this company to anyone who wants paving


  • Terry Castro
    What an outstanding company. From order to delivery excellent service. I ordered 54m2 of travertine tiles, their customer service team are very helpful and delivery was arranged for a date of my choice. The paving looks amazing and worth every penny and more.


  • Lee Hale
    This is the place to go for your travertine pavers, they sorted me right out. Easy to deal with easy to order goods and delivered with no problem at all. 1st class


  • Bennie Marshall


  • Opal Roberson
    After trawling around builders merchants and garden centres looking for my travertine pavers ,all was good until the price , I searched the web and came across Stone n Slate Discounts who I called up they offered great advise and even better a great price , I ordered 4crates of ivory travertrine and were delivered within 5 days and I could even choose the day the courier delivered , I’m having a glass of wine on my beautifull patio cheers Stone n Slate Discount


  • Candace Frazier
    Excellent service and quality product.


  • Della Massey
    Really pleased with the travertine tiles and overall a good buying experience.


  • Julius Miller
    Great company and team, i would highly recommend and definitely use this company again. Thank you


  • Salvador Pratt
    I have found them to be very reliable unlike most online companies. I’d be happy to recommend any time.


  • Patti Byrd
    I would recommend Stone & Slate Discount to anyone as they are SO helpful.


  • Emily Grant
    Delivered promptly to a schedule as required by the project – important if storage space is limited. Staff very helpful – easy to contact and experienced.


  • Anonymous
    The stone arrive on time, emails and phone calls answered immediately and the delivery driver was on time, polite and extremely helpful.


  • Eileen Garner
    Really pleased with the travertine tiles and overall a good buying experience.


  • Anonymous
    This is the place to go for your travertine pavers, they sorted me right out. Easy to deal with easy to order goods and delivered with no problem at all. 1st class