Travertine – The Natural Choice

TravertineThe choices and range of products for your outdoor areas are endless.  From ceramic tiles in anti-slip finishes to porcelains to natural stones such as slate, limestone, and travertine.

But if you are thinking of using natural stone for your outdoor areas then you are on track.  Natural stones such as travertine pavers are perfect for use outdoor.

What is Travertine?

Travertine is a natural stone which is quarried and cut into various sizes for a variety of applications.  Travertine is a type of limestone deposited by mineral springs and is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often at the mouth of a hot spring or in a limestone cave. Travertine often has a fibrous appearance and when it is pure and fine has a white color but often it is brown to yellow due to impurities.

A tried and tested history

Travertine has a long history as a building material being used extensively by the Romans since the middle ages down to our modern day. The Romans mined deposits of travertine for building temples, aqueducts, monuments, bath complexes, and amphitheaters such as the Colosseum, the largest building in the world.  Other notable buildings using travertine extensively include the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris, the 20th-century Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, and Shell-Haus in Berlin.

So if you want a truly natural product that will stand the test of time then travertine pavers are the perfect choice for your outdoor areas.

Travertine like all natural stone products needs to be sealed after installation.

Want some great deals on travertine pavers for your outdoor area?  We at outdoor-tiles specialize in travertine pavers from Turkey in a huge variety of sizes and finishes, including French Pattern.   Come and talk to the experts at our Sydney showroom or check out our online store.

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