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What You Need to Know About Using Denver Travertine for the Floors in Your Home


June 27, 2018

Whether you have home remodeling in mind or if you are building a new home, flooring is one of the most important design decisions you’ll make. It can also be one of the most difficult decisions because of the sheer enormity of materials and colors to choose from. If Denver travertine is on your list for flooring, you probably already like the look of this beautiful stone. But is it right for your project?

Let’s take a look at some of the plusses and minuses of this very popular flooring option.

Travertine Is a Green Flooring Option

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.

Travertine Comes in a Variety of Styles and Colors

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 Easy to Install

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.

Travertine Is Fairly Easy to Maintain

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.

Contact Natural Stone Sales for help with Denver travertine, wherever you would like to put it in your home. For more than 30 years, our expert staff has been creating satisfied customers throughout the Denver area with our superior and personalized natural stone services. We can handle any of your natural stone needs, we use the best products on the market, and we would be glad to customize tiles that can adorn the beautiful appearance of your floor and maximize the overall value of your home.