Travertine is also a sedimentary rock, which is made up of layers of calcite formed from the accumulation of organic matter in hot springs and spa areas. The stone has a natural honeycomb structure, where water has flowed through the material. It is a very strong stone, which when cut into tiles exposes the small holes on the surface. These holes can be left unfilled to leave a natural texture or they are filled in the factory with a very hard resin and honed smooth. Small holes may appear on the surface of the tiles over time; this is part of the charm of this ancient stone. Below is a very small selection of the colours and materials we carry. For a full range of products please call us with your requests.
All stones are available in both tiles and slabs. Slabs generally come up either 20mm or 30mm thick and tiles can be cut to any size you require, including mosaics. Traditional tile sizes are as follows – 305 x 305, 400 x 400, 457 x 457, 600 x 300, 600 x 400 and 600 x 600.