Tumbled Travertine

Tumbled Travertine – Why So Popular?

Tumbled Travertine is becoming the natural stone of choice in the Sydney market. Travertine is deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. It has a fibrous appearance and is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often at the mouth of a hot springs.

It has been used as a building material in Europe for centuries. It is suitable for all wall and floor coverings, internal and especially external in the tumbled finish. Tumbled travertine is sometimes being referred to as rumbled. Tumbled means that the cut tiles are put into a machine which holds varies size rocks and then rotated until the edges are rounded, lightly exfoliating the surface making it less slippery.

This process also makes the surface feel great when walked on with bare feet. Being a natural stone each piece varies in colour and even the texture changes slightly making each piece unique.

Tumbled Travertine comes in varies size formats, square and rectangular with colours ranging from very light cream, medium beiges to dark, which sometimes is called walnut or noce.

Newly on the market is a stunning new colour – silver which has hues of whites and greys through each travertine tile.

A very popular choice is Tumbled Travertine in French Pattern, which means that various sizes fit together such as 20×20, 20×40,40×40 and 40×60.  Tumbled Travertine with matching bullnoses are great for use around swimming pools. You can also find tumbled travertine mosaics that can be used for features in bathrooms and also for cladding and feature walls.

European tumbled travertine is well priced with the Roman Travertine being much higher in price. Being a porous stone, travertine needs to be sealed. Tilers love tumbled travertine because it can be laid on slightly uneven surfaces, and screening is not necessary.

If you are looking for a product that will last the test of time, then Travertine is the product for you.  Visit TFO for the largest selection of tumbled Travertine on the market at the best prices.  Or buy travertine now at our online tile store.

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