Travertine Sydney

Travertine Sydney – Why It Is For You

Travertine Sydney is overlooked for many new home floor tiles. Travertine flooring really is great for nearly any home. Good travertine flooring sets the mood in a room, protects the interiors and reduces homeowners’ energy costs while beautifying the home. Its resilience and beauty have been appreciated for centuries, from the ancient dragon palaces of the Chinese Emperors to Italian nobility. People around the world and throughout time have admired this stone’s ability to lift the spirit of any home.

Back in medieval Europe most homes didn’t have much in the way of flooring options, if you were lucky enough to have one, it was made of pounded dirt and covered in a thin clay limestone that you had to bake into a crust to walk on. We’ve obviously come a long way since then. These days, instead of mind-boggling amounts of manual labour, you are more likely to be more astounded by the dazzling scope of options available to consumers. There’s an option for every buyer and every home, but the one everybody loves is travertine.

So, why should you use travertine for your home in Sydney then? What makes it so special? Well first, let’s look at your options. Travertine is a natural limestone product that forms from deposited mineral beds that leached out of the water near hot springs millions of years ago, so, each piece is unique and can’t be duplicated in a test tube or in a factory. Also, it comes in several colours, ranging from white to brown. It can take on a high shine polish or it’ll do just as well in a more unfinished state. It’s incredibly durable too; many of the ruins in the Holy Land are made from travertine and have been preserved through time remarkably well. Travertine also has the added benefit of being a green product.

They come from ancient beds of old limestone outcroppings and contain no unnatural chemicals or artificial trace elements that could harm you, your family or pets. Travertine lasts a long time and are naturally antimicrobial, which is pretty awesome considering it’s a rock. You can quickly install travertine tiles indoors or outdoors with the confidence it will remain attractive and resilient for years.

There are some things to keep in mind, if you are considering travertine for your home in Sydney or elsewhere. It is a natural product, and, although it’s durable, it needs a little care. It doesn’t react well to acidic fluids, so if you drop orange juice, be sure to clean it up quickly. Most people decide for this reason to seal their travertine. Other than that, all your new travertine flooring needs is an occasional damp mopping.

You can view an incredible range of colours and finishes for Travertine Sydney, not to mention great prices at our TFO showroom or our online tile store today.

13 comments… add one
  • Francis April 20, 2015, 7:27 pm

    Can I use travertine tiles for my bathroom walls and floor.

    • The Guys at TFO April 21, 2015, 12:07 am

      Sure, of course you can. You may prefer to use filled travertine tiles to prevent water from getting trapped in the holes. But travertine would be luxurious in a bathroom without a doubt.

  • stephanie July 17, 2012, 8:17 am

    hi, what colours does the french patterned travertine come in? How much for delivery to Gold Coast for 6m2. Is this suitable for behind a fire place?
    thanks steph

    • The Guys at TFO July 17, 2012, 4:41 pm

      Hi Stephanie,

      We have a country light Travertine French Pattern in stock at the moment for just $38m2. We have a photo of it on our website. Check out our selection at our online catalogue under natural stone. Delivery to Gold Coast would be dependant on the courier you choose to pick up your items. We have a list of couriers also at our website under delivery. Alternatively, give us a call on (02) 9892 4833 for more information.

      Hope this helps!
      TFO Team

  • Ann Alm December 23, 2011, 11:03 pm

    Wow, this post pretty much sums up everything about travertine tiles. They are great! And I think that everyone should get these, but that’s my opinion.

  • Doris Chase December 23, 2011, 11:02 pm

    I’ve been wondering what type of tile I should get for my floors. Thanks for the post! It was very helpful in my decision.

  • Saul Schleicher December 23, 2011, 11:00 pm

    It’s amazing that even now, we aren’t able to perfectly replicate a Travertine Tile since every single one of them has a unique characteristic to it. This is a great post about Travertine Tiles.

  • Shelly Cromer December 23, 2011, 10:58 pm

    A lot of people take their floors for granted. But like this post says, the flooring really does set the mood in a home. And tiles are especially important for something like this. Awesome post, keep them coming.

  • David Hargrove December 23, 2011, 10:56 pm

    Wow I did not know that these tiles would be able to last that long. Talk about durable! It’s amazing that these are all natural too.

  • Mae Flynn December 23, 2011, 10:32 pm

    I did not know that something like orange juice would be able to affect travertine tiles in a bad way. Always assumed the tiles wouldn’t be affected by something like that. Thanks!

  • Michael Wright December 23, 2011, 10:30 pm

    Thanks for the post! I’ve been looking for a tile that was both durable and looked nice. Travertine seems like the best bet!

  • Taylor Garcia December 23, 2011, 10:29 pm

    I never knew that Travertine tile could have a variety of colors. Always assumed that they were brown.

  • Heard Mark December 23, 2011, 10:19 pm

    Interesting post! I never knew how important flooring and tiles really were to homes until now.

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