Product Spotlight - Silver Travertine

Silver Travertine - Modern Beauty

Travertine has impressed the world with its ability to instill a natural ambiance in ay home. Silver travertine in particular has gained significant popularity over the years. Not only does it provide a natural look, it is extremely versatile. In fact, many know it as a natural stone tile that offers a flair of modern beauty. Here is a closer look at why silver tiles are so popular.

Versatility

Considering the color, silver travertine is extremely versatile. Not only does it work as an exceptional natural stone tile in the bathroom, it works great for hallways, outdoor spaces and kitchens. Depending on the cut, it can resemble other materials, adding to its versatility. Moreover, the differences in finishes further adds to the versatility. Whether purchased as tumbled, honed or polished tiles, these silver tiles offer a pleasant, natural and beautiful sight both in and out of any home.

Modern Aesthetics

One of the biggest reasons why silver travertine has become incredibly popular is the essence of modern aesthetics offered. Depending on the color, texture, finish and cut, these silver tiles works exceptionally well with chrome furniture and bathrooms. It adds a modern touch to each room yet instills elements of nature.

Simplicity

Another important reason why silver travertine has become popular is due to their simplicity, particularly hone and tumbled variants. Not only do they offer the glimmer of silver but they offer a simple texture that makes it great for backyard and kitchen usage.

Silver travertine not only offers owners with a high degree of versatility, the natural stone tile nature offers significant beauty. Regardless of whether it is used in the living room, bathroom or as flooring for the pool, these beautiful silver tiles are a fantastic addition to any home.

 

Posted on March 1, 2014 and filed under Product Spotlight.

Travertine Maintenance

Travertine Maintenance

Travertine is a durable natural stone that can last a lifetime or longer, just ask the Ancient Romans. There is a reason that the Colosseum is still standing today.

While travertine may be tough and long lasting it still needs to be properly maintained. Travertine can be sensitive to acidic substances such as wine or juice.  To prevent acidic damage to your stone be sure to clean up the spill immediately and do not use any acid based cleaners. Since travertine is so similar to marble it contains many of the same properties. Like marble, travertine has the potential to "etch", meaning that acidic substances may cause the stone to dull if left uncleaned. If cleaned quickly and thoroughly there should not be any damage done to the stone.

Sealing your travertine is a good option to help maintain the look of the stone and prevent staining. Sealing the travertine will help prevent etching and staining but the stone will still need to be cleaned immediately after a spill. There are several stone sealers on the market today. Millennium Travertine recommends "DuPont StoneTech".


To help maintain your travertine here are a few simple Dos and Don'ts of travertine maintenance.

Do: Use coasters under your drinks. The moisture from your glass may cause the stone to etch if left on the stone for too long.

Do: Use warm water and a mild stone cleaner to clean your travertine on a regular basis. You can find stone cleaners in the household cleaning product aisles of most major stores.

Do: Use rugs and mats on your travertine flooring to help keep your travertine tiles clean and free of abrasive dirt and gravel particles.

Don't: Avoid cleaning up spills immediately.

Don't: Use vinegar as a cleaning agent. Vinegar is a wonderful alternative to harsh household cleaners but it is NOT appropriate for any stone including; granite, marble, limestone, or travertine. Vinegar can cause "etching" on any natural stone.

What is Travertine?

What is travertine?

Travertine is a naturally occurring stone found near mineral springs and other geothermal areas. The geological process used to create travertine is similar to the processes used in the formation of other carbonate based stones such as limestone and marble.

Travertine is found throughout the world with the largest deposits being around the Mediterranean. Both the Ancient Greeks and Romans used travertine as a common building material throughout their empire. In fact, the Colosseum was constructed using mostly travertine.  Today the majority of high quality travertine sold in the United States is quarried in Turkey. 

There are many uses for travertine in both modern and classic design. The most popular application for travertine is travertine tiles. Travertine tiles come in a variety of colors, sizes, and finishes. Travertine split face and travertine mosaics are the perfect accent to the beauty of travertine tiles.

While travertine tiles remain a popular option for travertine, more and more industry professionals are beginning to see the benefits of using exterior travertine products. Travertine pavrs are a beautiful and durable option for pool decking, patios, walkways, and even driveways. Travertine pool coping is also available to finish your travertine pool deck.

 

Posted on October 12, 2013 .