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Stone

TRAVERTINE

Travertine is a sedimentary rock. It is a natural chemical precipitate of carbonate minerals; typically Aragonite, but often recrystallized to or primarily Calcite. Basically, calcium carbonate is deposited from the water of mineral springs or rivulets saturated with calcium bicarbonate.

The spring water can either be hot, warm or cold. The amount of deposits may increase with the water's temperature or when biotic material accelerates the precipitation. The ornate columns of travertine in caves is one example of an inorganic chemical sedimentary rock.

Travertine is a type of limestone that is very popular for interior and exterior wall cladding as well as flooring applications.

Limestone and Travertine are commonly chosen as an elegant asset to foyers, bathrooms, fireplaces, back splashes, as well as flooring applications.

What you should know when selecting natural stone:

Natural stone is a product of nature and is subject to variations in color and markings. The same intense temperatures and pressures from the earth which create the beautiful veining in your selection may have also created fissures (slight fractures) in the stone. There may be variations in the thickness of your stone. There may be blotches and texture on the top polish of the slabs.

Samples in the showroom may differ in color or pattern of the actual material available for your selection. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that you inspect and select your slab prior to fabricating.

The thickness of your selection will come in either two (2) centimeters (apprx 3/4 inch) or three (3) centimeters (apprx 1 inch). These sizes have become a term of art in our business much like a 2x4 is a term of art in the lumber business. Although the name suggests an exact measurement, the material varies in thickness and therefore, varies in size.