Starting any home project can be a bit overwhelming with so many flooring options and designs. Choosing the right materials and making sure it fits your home can be challenging. However, Travertine Mart is dedicated to helping you make these difficult decisions. We are the leaders in travertine tile construction and are committed to bringing you the best products at the best prices. Our website allows you to see all the different variety of colors and sizes of travertine. We ensure you will find the best fit for your home improvement project.
So what is travertine and why is it the best option for an outdoor deck or patio? Travertine is a porous type of limestone rock typically found in Europe, but also quarried in the U.S. It usually forms in caves or around hot springs. Unlike most natural stone tiles, travertine is extremely durable and very easy to clean. Regardless of which type of tile you choose. Travertine tile is great for outdoor projects because of its ability to absorb water and stains. You can also choose the honed and filed tiles, which are great for the inside of your home because of its smooth beautiful finish.
There are many benefits of using travertine as opposed to conventional marble tiles. First is travertine’s versatility. Marble tiles are typically used only for indoor flooring and travertine can be used both indoors and outdoors. Marble is a very porous rock that needs to be sealed. If not, marble can easily deteriorate. On the other hand, travertine can be either sealed or left with its natural finish. This works perfectly for any areas that would be getting wet, like an outdoor patio with a pool. Travertine is much more durable than marble and does not deteriorate over time. This ensures that your home will keep its beautiful look.
Marble tiles can be very expensive especially when using them to cover an entire flooring area. You should expect to spend anywhere from $7.40 – $14.10 per square foot of marble tile, which can easily add up and drain your pockets. At half the cost, Travertine tile is much more durable and has more longevity than marble. This makes remodeling your home much more affordable and leaves some extra money in your pocket for added improvements.
Travertine Mart wants to bring the beauty and durability of travertine tiles to your home. We understand that you have many options to choose from and it can be stressful trying to make the right decision. Visit our website to see all of your available options. Be sure to use our online patio designer to get an idea of what the final product may look like.