The hunt for the perfect tile for your new home or commercial remodeling project can be a tedious and daunting task. With so many varieties on the market today, it is nearly impossible to pick just one tile that is both high-quality and pleasing to the eye, but one option that has stood the test of time on both fronts is travertine tile.
Travertine has been used as a sturdy and reliable building material since ancient times– think the Coliseum! — and today it not only remains a highly diverse, natural stone used for constructing quality buildings on the outside, it is also often incorporated as a design element on the inside because it comes in a variety of finishes, shapes and sizes. The diversity of this stone allows for larger pieces such as travertine slabs to be used as countertops and it can even be mixed and matched with other types of tiles to create a design unique to your tastes.
Here are four ways you can use travertine in your next building or interior design project:
- Walls. There are several ways to give your walls a decorative touch, but paint, pictures and tapestries don’t give quite the same sophisticated appearance and durability as walls covered with travertine tile. Choose the finish, color and composition that make your walls pop.
- Showers. Your shower should be a place of relaxation, so what better to surround yourself with a calming influence than the beautiful natural finish of travertine tile? Since travertine is a natural stone, it gives a more rustic look than ceramic and other types of tile.
- Floors. A beautiful tile floor can bring a simple room in your home or office building to life. Get creative and use different shapes and colors to make your floor truly unique.
- Borders. An elegant way to add a decorative touch to kitchens and bathrooms is a tile border. Since travertine is available in different colors and finishes, you have the power to create the right design to perfectly compliment your space.
An all-around versatile material, travertine tile is a great choice for both indoor and outdoor uses and when properly cared for, its integrity will not diminish with time — after all, the Coliseum, the largest building in the world constructed mostly of travertine, is still standing!