Limestone Tile

Travertine is a type of limestone that is commonly quarried and cut into limestone tiles. Travertine limestone tile is a porous and softer stone than stone flooring options like marble or slate. Travertine floor tiles are commonly available in four finishes: polished, honed, brushed, or tumbled. Travertine floor tiles have several benefits and can add beauty and class to a property, but this stone does have disadvantages as well.

Travertine vs. Porcelain

Customers often have to make the choice between travertine and porcelain. Travertine vs. porcelain is a debate that is usually settled by personal tastes but some advantages and disadvantages are listed below.

• Cost. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are available in all sizes, prices, and are easy to install. Travertine is more expensive and standard tiles tend to be large.
• Finishes and Function. Travertine, porcelain, and ceramic tiles are all long lasting stones that can stand up to hard foot traffic. However, as travertine is porous, overtime the holes in the stone will begin to show. This can be a good or bad thing, depending on the personal tastes of the property owner.
• Maintenance. Travertine, porcelain, and ceramic tiles all need regular maintenance and cleaning. However, if low maintenance is desired ceramic tile is the better choice. Travertine needs to be resealed annually in high traffic areas or semi-annually in lower traffic areas.

Limestone Travertine

Travertine is a type of limestone that has a fibrous or concentric appearance and is formed by the rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate. Limestone travertine occurs naturally in shades of white, tan, or cream colors. Since antiquity, limestone travertine has been used as a building material. The Romans mined travertine and used the stone in the construction of temples, aqueducts, monuments, and amphitheaters. Additionally, travertine is one of several naturally occurring stones that are commonly used for flooring and for paving patios.

Travertine Porcelain

Travertine porcelain has a creamy richness that is unsurpassed by other stones. While caring for travertine porcelain may require additional effort, there are few stones that are as smooth, naturally decorative, dense, and durable. If you are interested in ordering porcelain travertine contact LMG Tile. We offer competitive pricing on porcelain travertine and all other luxury flooring options.