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Canvastone provides travertine products, such as countertops fitted in your kitchen and bathroom or feature wall installed in your living room, that can introduce a stylish elegance into your home.
Travertine is a light-coloured, smooth and dense form of limestone created over thousands of years by the evaporation of subterranean spring and river water and hot springs. The mineral calcite (calcium carbonate) gives the stone its wide variety of attractive crystal formations.
Sometimes incorrectly described as marble, travertine is a sedimentary rock characterised by troughs and pitted holes on its surface, and often has a fibrous appearance. Generally, travertine with fewer holes is regarded as higher quality
Travertine is ideal if you’re looking to create a subtler feeling than that provided by man-made surfaces or harder stones like marble and granite.
Travertine in kitchens and bathrooms
- While many synthetic materials will eventually fade or discolour, travertine will stand the test of time, and its natural character and sense of depth make it the surface of choice in many homes.
- The veining and patterning of travertine depends on how much iron a piece of the stone contains, and the level of minerals and impurities. These veins of contrasting color that run throughout travertine mean no two slabs or tiles are alike, which brings an aspect of uniqueness in interior design.
- While not as robust as granite or marble, travertine in kitchens is still extremely tough and will last for many years. The relatively soft appearance of travertine for bathrooms will create a sense of relaxation.
- The aesthetic appeal of travertine in kitchens and bathrooms will give your home a classic, lavish appearance that will be an appealing feature – potentially increasing the value of your house –should you decide to put your property on the market.
However, travertine is softer than many natural stone products like granite or marble. While this may well work in its favour for home décor purposes, depending on your style preferences, it does mean that travertine requires sealing after installation.
Further, abrasive or acidic cleaning products should be avoided because they can damage the surface.
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Canvastone’s travertine products
Travertine has a long history in architecture and construction. The Romans mined deposits of the stone to build temples, monuments, and amphitheatres including the Colosseum.
Today, travertine continues to be used in a variety of ways practically everywhere in and around the home. Its durability means it’s also suitable for outdoor applications, including patios and driveways.
Travertine can be polished to a smooth, shiny finish. Other finishes include brushed and tumbled. A popular travertine finish in Singapore homes is honed, which produces a smooth, flat feel with a matte finish that softens reflected light, and results in a natural, un-textured appearance.
Travertine cladding & panels
The creative use of travertine cladding or panelling can turn a piece of blank wall into a feature wall in the living room. When used externally, travertine cladding can protect walls against the weather.
As travertine typically costs lesser than granite, marble, and even engineered quartz, it can be a viable option for lovers of natural stone materials.
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Travertine table tops
Travertine table tops can be a better fit for country- or resort-styled interiors than stones that are denser like granite. This is because, by nature, travertine colours are generally earthy and soft.
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Pieces of travertine are never a single, solid colour because of variations in their organic and mineral make-up. The colours will fluctuate with the degree of mottling, veining and bands of contrasting hues throughout the stone.
This gives each stone a unique character and style.
Travertine’s array of warm, earthy tones is ideal for helping to create a relaxing ambience, while the stone’s richer hues can provide an invigorating atmosphere. For instance, a travertine bathroom vanity top in a pastel shade will provide a sense of tranquillity, while a more striking colour for a feature wall will create a stunning focal point in a living room.
If you’re thinking about selling your home, travertine’s neutral colours – particularly in the kitchen and bathroom – will help you to add value to your property.
Beige is a popular travertine colour choice because this subtle, neutral hue goes with practically any other colour, bringing countless possibilities in interior design. For example, a beige travertine cladding or panel or a section of beige travertine tiles in a kitchen or bathroom will work well against a white background.
Brown is an earthy colour, the shade of rich soil, and it provides a feeling of steadiness and safety. The pragmatic character of various tones of brown can also create a sense of comfort and maturity. Dark brown travertine tiles will contrast perfectly against a lighter backdrop such as yellow.
White remains the colour of choice in many bathrooms and kitchens because of its ability to make small spaces seem larger while creating a sense of purity and calmness. White travertine slabs used as countertops can be particularly striking in these spaces.
Factors that determine the prices of travertine products include: Type of travertine, grade of the stone, size of the slab, finishing and edging profile of surfaces, and requirement of special treatments.
Quality + Affordability
Canvastone is an experienced travertine products supplier and installer consisting of a team of more than 10. We acquire the finest examples of this stone only from high-quality sources.
Further, our travertine kitchen and bathroom products provide an affordable alternative to marble and granite and, with proper care, can last a lifetime. You could also find our travertine less costly than engineered quartz materials.
In line with our mission to give customers an outstanding experience, we’re always looking to improve our services even further.