Old-world. Rustic. Practical.
Travertine is similar to limestone, but is formed near hot springs, creating its natural pitted look. The pitting can be filled, either at the quarry or by your installer, for a smoother surface. Left unfilled, the pitting will attain a rustic look. This low-maintenance stone pleasantly wears down to a natural antique finish. Colors of travertine range from soft white and silver tones to warm golds and deeper brown hues. Today’s residential applications for travertine typically include wall cladding, flooring, fireplace surrounds, and bathroom vanities. Like all natural stones, we recommend that travertine be sealed. It is softer and less dense than granite, marble, and limestone, and although sealing will help resist staining it will still be prone to scratching and acids.
Care & Use
By following the simple steps below, your stone will maintain its original beauty for many years to come. Like all natural stones, we recommend that travertine be sealed. It is softer and less dense than granite, marble, and limestone, and although sealing will help resist staining it will still be prone to scratching and acids.
Clean up spills immediately.
Use an absorbent cloth followed by natural stone cleaner.
Use trivets and cutting boards.
Although natural stones are heat resistant it is ideal to protect your countertops from excessive heat and wear by placing hot pots on a trivet, not directly on the stone. Protect your fine cutlery by using a cutting board, not cutting directly on the stone.
Use coasters and placemats.
Your natural stone countertop is an investment in your home. Like fine furniture, it is to be treated with care. Protecting the stone countertop from food and drink spills will maintain the brand-new appearance indefinitely.