Travertine is a sedimentary rock. It is a natural chemical precipitate of carbonate minerals; typically Aragonite, but often recrystallized to or primarily Calcite. Basically, calcium carbonate is deposited from the water of mineral springs or rivulets saturated with calcium bicarbonate. The spring water can either be hot, warm or cold. The amount of deposits may increase with the water's temperature or when biotic material accelerates the precipitation. The ornate columns of travertine in caves is one example of an inorganic chemical sedimentary rock.
Travertine is an excellent product for interior and exterior residential and commercial use, it has become an increasingly popular choice due to its timeless nature, ruggedness and relative ease of maintenance.
Travertine is a 50 million year old type of morphed limestone, a sedimentary stone of solid calcium carbonate produced in hot mineral springs that contain lime deposits.
Travertine is a wise choice around swimming pools and external entertaining areas and walkways and delivers a surprisingly good slip resistant result. When used internally, delivers an ageless result, combining the unique beauty of natural stone with the flexibility to blend and co ordinate with modern building materials and designs. Travertine is known to strengthen with age and was the material mostly widely used by the Roman Empire when constructing some of histories most recognizable buildings such as the Colosseum.
Travertine is available in a range of natural colors, dimensions and surface finishes, including filled and unfilled, honed, tumbled and random patterns.