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Travertine Stackstone

 

Travertine is a natural stone that is especially famous for its earthy tones. Being used in a wide range of applications, travertine has become the builders’ favorite material for fireplace walls and backsplashes. It looks incredibly fascinating around the fireplace.

But, that’s not the only place where Travertine stacked stones are installed. This natural and durable flooring and wall cladding material look stylish on the shower walls, kitchen walls, and driveways. It is also used on the exterior walls and floors as a decorative stone.

Though the stone is available in different hues, the gray or silver travertine tiles stacked stones are the most-used materials for interior decoration. The stacked stones are mostly installed on the high-traffic areas, such as your bathroom and kitchen.

What sets it apart from the common tiles is its ability to give a unique and elegant touch to any space. Even if you just install the travertine stack stone cladding on one wall, it will transform the entire room.

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Stackstone Size and Thickness 

 

The thickness of the travertine tile is usually 12-15mm thick. Now, coming to the size, the ideal size of the travertine stacked stones will depend on your wall cladding area. However, the stack stone comes in  Flats and Corner with 600x150mm [-+ Flats] and 300X150mm [-+ Corner]

 

It is important to note that travertine stacked stones happen to be one of the thickest and heavies natural stones in the construction industry. A 12 x 12 stone weighs 6.5 pounds and has 1/2 thickness. That’s the weight of only one tile. If 24 of these tiles are stacked on the wall or floor, they will weight approx 156 pounds. They might be a little heavy, but travertine stacked stones are highly durable and versatile. These are low-maintenance tiles that have the ability to last for years. The only downside to these tiles is the holes in them that grow bigger over time.

 

No matter where you install this stacked stone, make sure you seal the area with a high-quality and strong sealant. Travertine is porous material. There is a good chance it will absorb liquid spills and other stains. Sealing the area after installation will keep your tiles safe from moisture and other weather elements. Not only will it increase the lifespan of the travertine tiles, but keep it from stains and moisture. Though it isn’t a high maintenance material, it is good to wash and clean the surface with a mild detergent regularly.

 

Travertine Stackstone Prices

 

The cost of travertine stacked stones can vary by the material and installation. On average, the total installation cost of this tile on your fireplace wall or outdoor wall cladding is approx $45-80 m2. How you purchase this stone can also impact the total price. For instance, if you purchase travertine slabs, the price will be 50% lesser than the standard cost. Another factor that affects the price of this natural stone is the thickness and size of the material.

 

The travertine stacked stone isn’t that expensive. However, the installation and sealing process can add to your total spend. If you plan on hiring a professional for travertine wall cladding and sealing, then you will have to pay a few hundred bucks extra. The professional will charge according to the total area that needs to be covered. That being said, you must try to install travertine stacked stones on your own to save some bucks. It isn’t as challenging as it sounds. You only need to gather the right installation tools, adhesive, and the application guide.

 

If you decide to seal the tiles (which is an integral part of the installation), then you will have to spend a few dollars on the sealant. Let’s see how to calculate the wall cladding area.

 

How to Calculate the Wall Cladding Area?

 

Measuring the wall cladding area is super easy. You may only need to measure the width of the wall for proper tile installation. If you want to install the travertine stacked stones on a plain wall, then all you got to do is divide the total height or width of the wall by the width of the travertine slabs. The number of panels you are going to need for a plain wall is quite simple to calculate. However, the total amount you need for cladding may differ based on the panel’s orientation.

 

Nowadays, homeowners love to clad half their bathroom walls. Not only does it help them save some dollars on the travertine panels, but it looks unique. A half-tiled wall looks quite stylish. If you are going for the half-tiled look, make sure you cut the top edges of the tile. You can also cut each slab into half. In order to measure the wall, you will need a measuring tape and a marker. If you would like to install the tile on the entire wall, draw a line in the center of the wall and place a 1x2 board.

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