Travertine tiles offer a rich, elegant and earthy choice for use in the home. These classic tiles can be used in a wide range of applications throughout your home’s interior and exterior spaces to create a luscious and timeless look while offering an impressive range of benefits from immense durability and longevity to a warm and comforting colour palette.
What is Travertine?
Travertine is a natural material. This natural stone is created in the areas surrounding mineral springs and is a form of limestone. Travertine is available in a selection of naturally occurring colour options from rich rusty tones to soft beige, brown or caramel options.
Where can Travertine Tiles be used in the Home?
Travertine tiles offer an incredibly hard, solid and durable surface finish that can be used in many different applications throughout your home. These natural stone tiles can be used to create luscious, earthy toned floors throughout your home’s interior spaces with some varieties of travertine tile being suitable for use in outdoor flooring applications as well.
Our Red Travertine tiles are available in a range of creative styles and shapes to help you create the perfect pattern in your interior design scheme. This collection is suitable for use as an interior floor tile and wall tile, providing a versatile and hard wearing solution for the home.
These timeless, earthy toned tiles can also provide an excellent choice as a wall tile in the bathroom, kitchen or laundry, especially in smaller format options (such as mosaic tiles or subway tiles for example) as these provide a lighter weight solution that is best suited for vertical applications. Our range of travertine tiles includes a wide selection of formats from mosaic tiles, herringbone tile and subway tile options, allowing you to experiment with a range of different tile sizes and shapes.
Caring for Travertine Tile Surfaces
Similar to other natural stone tile products such as marble for example, travertine tiles are porous and as such, can absorb liquid spills. These types of tiles will require sealing at regular intervals in order to keep them properly protected over time. A good quality tile sealer will allow your natural stone tiles to “breathe” while still offering the very best protection possible. Perini Tiles can recommend the perfect high quality tile sealants specific to your tile selection and intended application during the tile selection process.
When it comes to cleaning travertine tiles, a simple wipe down with a soft, damp cloth or mop is the most ideal solution for general, daily cleaning. There are specific cleaning solutions available that are designed for use with natural stone tiles such as travertine; these cleaning solutions are both gentle enough to suit the surface of natural stone products whilst providing a deep and thorough cleanse.
You will find more detailed information on caring for and maintaining natural stone tiles in our Resources Page.
Irresistibly tactile, our Cobble Mini mosaic tile collection includes a range of natural stone options to choose from, including luscious travertine tile options. These luxurious mosaic tiles can be used as both a floor or wall tile solution throughout your home’s interior spaces, creating a wonderfully soothing and tranquil atmosphere.
Outdoor Pool Tiles: Is Travertine a good fit?
Certain varieties of travertine tiles can be used as a pool tile surround, providing a strong, hard wearing and durable surface finish that will add a rustic and earthy touch to your outdoor design scheme. Although natural stone tiles are often not suitable for use as a pool tile specifically (constant immersion in water can cause damage to these porous materials, making them unsuitable for use as a finish for the pool’s surface) these types of tiles can provide many benefits when used as a pool surround option. The tactile surface of natural travertine stone creates a grip-like finish that is ideal for use in these wet applications. Furthermore, this natural stone product will not become overly hot underfoot when used as a pool surround tile in outdoor applications where the tiles are exposed to the harsh Summer sun, making them a comfortable surface to walk on barefoot when enjoying your outdoor spaces. It is important to note that not all travertine tiles are suitable for this type of installation; if you are on the lookout for a natural stone tile option for use as a pool surround, speak with our staff in our Richmond tiles store who will recommend the most ideal solution to suit your specific design.
Tumbler Travertine combines 100x200mm tiles with 100x100mm tile sizes to create a stylish pattern that will add a strong sense of character and classic charm to your design scheme. This collection features a luscious textured surface finish, making them an ideal solution for use as a pool surround tile.
Travertine tiles offer a timeless and elegant choice for use both inside and outside the home. These natural stone tiles can be found in a selection of rich, earthy tones that will create a bold yet soothing aesthetic in your next design project. Our team at Perini Tiles can assist you in the creation of the perfect colour scheme in your next project, offering expert advice on the right materials and finishes to use in specific applications. Visit our Richmond tile showroom or shop for tiles online!