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Experienced travertine supplier for bathroom and kitchen products and others that will give your home refined elegance
A professional travertine supplier for bathroom and kitchen products, such as countertops, can introduce a stylish elegance into your home. 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 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.
These pores are the result of gases escaping as the travertine is formed, and they give the stone a weathered appearance. Generally, travertine with fewer holes is regarded as higher quality, but the more porous varieties can be filled as part of the fabrication process.
The timeless, classic appeal of travertine
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. It’s frequently seen in interior design as feature walls [LINK], wall cladding and panels, bathroom and kitchen countertops, and table tops. 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.
Advantages of travertine in kitchens and bathrooms
- Travertine comes in an array of warm, earthy colours including beige, grey, and cream, as well as white, black, and silver.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- It’s environmentally-friendly, being a renewable source created by nature itself.
- 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 countertops, slabs, and tiles 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. And abrasive or acidic cleaning products should be avoided because they can damage the surface.
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The affordable travertine supplier for bathroom and kitchen products
Singapore Stone Industry are experienced travertine suppliers and installers, directly importing the finest examples of this stone from high-quality sources.
Our travertine kitchen and bathroom products provide an affordable alternative to marble and granite and, with proper care, are likely to last a lifetime.
You’ll also find our travertine slabs and tiles can be less expensive 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, and our technicians keep up to date with the latest developments and advances in the travertine industry.
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