Travertine The Affordable Versatile

Home-Appliances Travertine is a dense, banded, sedimentary rock formed by rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate solution in surface and ground waters. Its beautiful colours and bands are due to the presence of iron and other impurities. Travertine occurs in limestone caves in the form of stalactites and stalagmites. Travertine derives its name from Tivoli in Italy. In ancient Rome, Tivoli was known as Tibur. So the stone was called lapis tiburtinus, meaning Tibur stone, which has now been corrupted to Travertine. Travertine has formed 16 huge natural dams in a valley in Croatia known as the Piltvice Lakes National Park, cascades of natural lakes in Band-i-Amir in Afghanistan, HuanLong Valley in China, Semuc Champey (Guatemala) and Pamukkale (Turkey). Travertine has long been used as a building material. The Colosseum in Rome is the largest building in the world to have used travertine in its construction. Travertine has also been used in famous buildings such as the Sacre-Coeur Basilica (Paris) and the Getty Centre (California). Most of the Travertine came from Italy, Greece. Nowadays, it is also mined from Mexico, Turkey and Peru. Travertine has pitted holes and troughs on the surface, so it may be bought filled or unfilled. Grout is often used to fill these holes. It shows off beautifully with a good polish to a smooth shiny look and .es in colours ranging from gray to coral red. Travertine is an ideal flooring material both indoors and outdoors. It is .monly available in tile sizes ranging from 1×1 to 36×36 for varied use such as shower floors, accent pieces, borders, garden paths or patio floors. Travertine tiles .e with different finishes – filled honed, unfilled honed, unfilled brushed chiseled edge, tumbled edge, polished. There are many advantages of using Travertine tiles. They are affordable, strong, long-lasting, low on maintenance, easy to install with hairline grout joints, give an attractive natural look and are easily available in Britain. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: