Travertine is a type of Limestone; however, travertine is not a metamorphic rock. Travertine is the softest and least durable stone among marble, limestone, granite and quartz countertops. One of the easiest ways to distinguish travertine from other natural stones is by its porous character.
Travertine has been used in buildings for years. It gives the buildings a very authentic look. Some of the famous travertine buildings are; The Colosseum, Tonto Natural Bridge, Hierapolis, Basilique du Sacre Coeur, Willis Tower, Getty Center.
WHERE DOES TRAVERTINE COUNTERTOPS COME FROM?
Travertine comes from many countries including, Turkey, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and Iran.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE USE FOR TRAVERTINE?
Travertine is very commonly used for flooring tiles, swimming pools. It is popular for these applications because of its non-slippery surface.
IS TRAVERTINE A DURABLE COUNTERTOP MATERIAL?
We do not recommend using travertine as kitchen countertops, or bar counter tops because it is a very absorbent stones so it is very easy for it to get stained.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE EDGES AVAILABLE FOR TRAVERTINE COUNTERTOPS?
Like other natural stones, many edges are available in travertine countertops including pencil, half bullnose, o’gee., ¼” rounded.
HOW MUCH IS TRAVERTINE?
Travertine price is between $60 to $90 Sq. Ft. based on the particular stone choice, and details of you project.
WHAT FINISHES ARE AVAILABLE IN TRAVERTINE COUNTER TOPS?
Travertines usually comes in honed finish like Limestone.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST PUPULAR TRAVERTINE COUNTERTOPS?
Walnut Travertine, Durango Travertine.
Columbus Granite does not always carry travertine slabs in stock due to low-demand. Please feel free to contact us if you are looking for travertine countertops so we will be able to direct you some of the natural stone suppliers in Columbus Ohio area.
Columbus Granite offers a wide variety of countertop options in stock including quartz countertops, granite countertops, marble countertops, quartzite countertops, and soapstone countertops. Feel free to visit us during our business hours to view actual slabs in person.