Category Archives: Natural Stone

There are three general classes of rock/stone: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Within those classes two categories of natural stone emerge: Siliceous stone is composed mainly of silica, or quartz-like particles. It tends to be very durable and easy to clean. Stones in this category are granite, slate and sandstone.
Calcareous stone is mainly made of calcium carbonate. Calcareous stone is sensitive to acids; including cleaning products and foods like citrus fruits, vinegar, wine, and tomatoes. These types of stones include marble, travertine, limestone, and onyx.

Travertine – Natural Stone Tile

Natural Stone Selection – Travertine.

Choosing the right natural stone for your surfacing project;  be it back-splash, counter-tops, walls or flooring tile, depends upon knowing the attributes of the stone with which you will be working. So, let consider the natural stone called “Travertine.”

Natural Stone Tile - Travertine floor tile – The ideal outdoor stone tile
Natural Stone – Travertine Floor Tile.

Travertine has been a favored building material since the dawn of civilization.  It was chosen by the Romans to build the Coliseum.  Modern quarrying practices and technological innovations have made the production of travertine now within the reach of many more of us.

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