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Travertine, like limestone, is a form of sedimentary rock. It has been used in building and construction throughout the centuries. Travertine tiles have long been a popular choice among designers, architects, and home builders. Why? Because of the unique and timeless look of travertine tiles.
At Tile Factory Outlet, we have a wide range of high-quality travertine tiles available at outlet prices. In addition, our team are trained to give you the best advice when choosing travertine tiles for your home. To make your decision easy, see 5 reasons why you should buy travertine tiles at TFO.
1. Travertine Tiles are Unique!
The top reason to buy travertine tiles is because of the uniqueness of the stone. Being a natural stone, each piece varies in density, veining, texture, and colour. It is a popular choice for all areas of the home. It can be used in bathrooms, kitchens, living spaces, outdoor BBQ areas, pool areas and even facades. Travertine is quarried and cut into specific sizes.
Each piece has pit holes and troughs on the surface. The colour of travertine tiles ranges from white to many shades of cream and silver. You can even get dark grey to coral red. Also, travertine tiles come in a huge range of surface finishes, thicknesses, and sizes, including the popular French pattern. Bull nosing is also available and is ideal for use around swimming pools and steps.
2. The Look and Feel of Travertine Tiles
Travertine tiles feel great underfoot. This is because they are cool to touch in the summer. Whilst in winter they do not get as cold as other types of stone. As a result, it can give a beautiful earthy, antique feel to any area of your home. For example, consider a Tuscan style alfresco area extending into the pool surrounds together with bull nosing for the pool edge.
Compared to other stones such as marble or granite, travertine is softer and more brittle. Because of the natural holes and troughs in the stone, many varieties are “filled”. This means that some sort of grout powder or epoxy is used to fill the holes. As mentioned previously the most popular finish is :
3. The Longevity of Travertines
A testament to travertine’s durability and longevity stands today in Rome – the ancient Colosseum. Built between 70-80 AD it is still standing. Travertine is durable and truly long-lasting. Unlike man-made products, will transcend time. Overall, travertine tiles are a classical timeless option, making it perfect for homes and businesses throughout Sydney.
However, travertine is one of the most porous materials in the natural stone family. Travertine tiles need special care to maintain its beauty and durability. Because it is a very porous stone, you should not use acids and harsh chemicals when cleaning. We also recommend sealing so that maintenance is kept to a minimum. This results in a surface that will not only look beautiful but will also last for many years. For more information regarding sealing, click here to find out more about travertine sealers.
4. Use Travertine Tiles In Your Home To Add Value
Natural stone tiles add value to any project. Especially travertine tiles which are in high demand in Sydney. They create a look of opulence and luxury. In fact, using travertine is an investment. Due to its resistant qualities, you can use stone flooring to create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. At Tile Factory Outlet, it’s our aim to make your choice easy as our prices are well below the prices of retail stores.
Along with all the various products we offer at TFO, we also carry the very popular silver travertine. Silver travertine tiles contain a stunning mix of light and medium silver and brown coloured tiles. This material is widely used outdoors and occasionally indoors. Unfilled and tumbled silver travertine has natural holes in the surface, adding texture to the finish.
This also offers high slip resistance and durability. The tumbled edges of the tiles give a time worn, rustic appearance. Also, its natural colour variation hides marks very effectively.
5. TFO - Sydney's Lowest Prices on Travertine Tiles
Travertine tiles are no longer beyond the reach of the average household. At TFO we offer a large range of quality travertine tiles. These include travertine tiles and pavers, silver travertine and French pattern. All at a fraction of the cost of other retailers and catering for all budgets.
Therefore, you can now afford to add the charm and luxurious feel of travertine to your home today. This is because we have some of the lowest prices in Sydney all year round. Remember to visit us or pay the price!
If you are looking for travertine tiles in Sydney, look no further than TFO. Buy travertine tiles or travertine pavers now online. Don’t forget the travertine sealer. Alternatively, visit us in store today at 107 Warren Road, Smithfield.