Travertine tile is a natural stone tile. that's popular for it's earthy rustic look. Travertine is the result of gases being mixed with minerals, as the stone forms.
Travertine has a look that's a bit like slices of Swiss cheese. They have large and small pits that are often factory filled with resin, or marble dust cement to give them a smooth surface.
When travertine is used as a floor tile design or countertop tile excessive wear and tear that's common with countertop tile and floor tile designs, can cause new holes to open up in the tiles. The solution for this is to fill the new holes with a matching grout when needed.
Travertine wall and floor tile designs come in a variety of eyecatching colors and patterns, and thier veining makes for a very interesting design element.
Depending on your individual style, you can use travertine floor and wall tile designs to create a feeling of soft elegance or to make a bold statement
When sealed properly travertine works well as a very attractive shower tile or tub surround.
You can either fill the holes found in these tiles with grout, or retain travertine's natural look by leaving the holes ungrouted.
You can choose a travertine floor or wall tile design that is factory polished to a beautiful high reflective finish or if you desire the more rustic look simply seal them with a penetrating sealer that is recommended for travertine wall and floor tile designs.
Tiling Tips For Travertine wall and floor tile designs
*Purchase at least 20 percent more of travertine tile than you expect to need. Travertine is subject to break when being cut.
*Small and large pits may or may not be filled with a light colored grout in shades of tan.
*Make all cuts with a wet saw.
*Set in white latex reinforced thinset mortar.
*Avoid grouts that can stain.
*Seal travertine after installing tiles.