June 27, 2018
The trend to go “green” has been growing in popularity in recent years, and this includes designing and building homes. If this matters to you, you’ll be pleased to know that travertine is a good choice. Because travertine is a natural material, there is minimal manufacturing involved so this means less carbon emission is released into the atmosphere when it is made.
If you want color and style options, travertine might just be perfect for your home. Whatever color you might have had in your head, there is an excellent chance you will find just that shade. Take a look at some of the travertine options you can get at Natural Stone Sales.Caution: Those who want travertine for their floors should be aware that it is a porous stone. It does have a tendency to show its wear and tear over time because of it.
Travertine is one of the easier types of flooring to install because it is so easy to cut and shape. If you are doing your flooring yourself or if you have an oddly shaped space, this is good news.Caution: Because travertine floors may be vulnerable to etching—which can make them look dull—it’s best to avoid using them for your kitchen floors. For example, if you drop a glass of orange juice on your travertine floor, you might have to replace the tiles affected by the spill. Travertine is great for kitchen backsplashes.
To keep your travertine looking new, it must be sealed. This makes cleaning it easier as well. Dust or vacuum your travertine regularly. Mop with water only when absolutely necessary, and be sure to dry the surface thoroughly after cleaning.Read How to Clean Travertine Countertops, Floors, Shower Tiles, and Backsplashes for more detailed information on caring for your travertine.