As with any purchase, there are key factors to consider when purchasing Travertine and Marble Tiles or Pavers for your project. Here in our Learning Resources Center we offer some of these factors to consider when making your decision.In addition, at Travertine Warehouse we employ a highly trained and qualified staff of Natural Stone Specialists equipped to assist you throughout the decision making process.

What is Travertine?
Where does the Travertine or Marble I am purchasing come from?
Are all Travertine and Marble the same?
How do I know I’m getting a quality product?
What is the advantage of buying direct from the importer?
What is the right application for my project?
What is the difference in the finishes offered?
Are there different installation methods for Travertine and Marble?
How do I install Travertine pavers?

Quality & Selection of Natural Stone

Natural Stone has been the premium building material of choice since the begining of time. Quarried from rock beds formed over millions of years, natural stone used in residential & commercial settings comes from all parts of the world. Here are the essential steps to take when looking for high quality natural stone.

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Enjoying Your Travertine Pool Deck

Travertine is a natural stone that has been in use for centuries. From the ancient Greeks and Romans through to the present day, this material has found favor. It has been employed both indoors and outdoors. Today, you can find homes with travertine walls as well as a solid travertine deck for the pool.

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What is a Travertine Remodeling Coping? And what sizes do we offer?

Travertine Remodeling Copings can be placed on top of existing pool copings opposed to having to remove your current pool copings while remodeling your pool. Using remodeling pool copings can be more cost effective during your pool remodeling process but the drawback is that you can only remodel once. Should you decide to remodel again, obviously you’d have to remove the existing remodeling copings. In other words, you can not place a remodeling coping on top of another remodeling coping.

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What finish is applied to Travertine Products?

What finish is applied to Travertine Products?

Travertine products usually have the following finishes: Tumbled, Honed, Brushed, Filled, Filled & Honed, Chiseled, Bush Hammered, Polished Chiseled Travertine refers to the edges while all the other finishes refer to the actual surface. Combinations are also possible such as Chiseled & Honed, Chiseled & Brushed or Honed & Filled & Chiseled.

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What is Travertine?

Travertine photo

Photo by Alaskan Dude

Travertine is a natural stone like Marble, Granite, Onyx, Limestone, Slate etc. The key differences between Travertine and other natural stones stems from the way they are formed.  The stone themselves have very different properties such as the hardness of the stone and the appearance.

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Learning Resource Center

As with any purchase, there are key factors to consider when purchasing  Travertine and Marble Tiles or Pavers for your project. Here in our Learning Resources Center we offer some of these factors to consider when making your decision.In addition, at Travertine Warehouse we employ a highly trained and qualified staff of Natural Stone Specialists equipped to assist you throughout the decision making process.

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