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TRAVERTINE – TILES AND PAVERS TECHNICAL DATA AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Travertine – The basic background information When most people think of travertine they think of the Colosseum in Rome and its history of use over thousands of years, now this unique stone type has made a comeback – but what is it? Travertine Mock up How does Travertine differ from Limestone – Similar BUT different? […]

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TYPES OF STONE PAVERS AND TILES AND WHERE YOU SHOULD USE THEM

STONE PAVERS AND TILES – THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ALL TYPES AND RECOMMENDED AREAS OF INSTALLATION A beginners guide to material selection We have all been bamboozled by salespeople trying to explain the virtues of the latest product – whether it be a computer or a car. Choosing stone need not be the same experience. By […]

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TRAVERTINE COLORS AND TILE SIZES THAT ARE AVAILABLE HERE IN AUSTRALIA

The natural shades of travertine ranges from soft ivory and pale creamy white to rich golden shades of walnut and honey, silvery greens, rustic reds, and deep mocha coffee shades. Since travertine is a natural stone and the colors depend on local mineral and organic materials, the tiles are never a single solid color, although […]

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Travertine and ALL natural stone, should I seal it? – “How to series”

One of the most common questions regarding the sealing of tile, grout and natural stone is, “Do we need to seal?” The answer is that all stone and tile products –even porcelain tile –benefits from sealing. There is a broad range of elements that can penetrate or hold to the surface, including grout, dyes, polyester […]

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Installation of travertine tiles and pavers – “How to Series”

The following procedure is for the installation of Natural Stone Travertine Tile for Flooring. It may be used over any wood or cement floor that is structurally sound and dry. In new home constructions where plywood is used as a sub floor, it is suggested that an underlayment or backer board needs to be attached […]

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