Formats Tiles Slabs
thickness 3mm 6mm 1cm 2cm 3cm
finishes polished honed leathered textured
countertops walls floors baths
countertops cladding pavers pools
Maintenance Low Medium High
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties. It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often at the mouth of a hot spring or in a limestone cave. In the latter, it can form stalactites, stalagmites, and other speleothems. It is frequently used in Italy and elsewhere as a building material.
Travertine is a terrestrial sedimentary rock, formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals from solution in ground and surface waters, and/or geo thermally heated hot-springs. Similar (but softer and extremely porous) deposits formed from ambient temperature water are known as tufa.