Travertine is a good choice if you want flooring that can add a naturally elegant touch to your property. Both tiles and pavers can increase your home’s value, too, and you can be sure that they will last for generations. However, there are some considerations when using travertine paver or tile on your property:
- Application – Natural stone like travertine is great for indoor and outdoor applications, as long as you pick the right finish and type. Tiles can be applied in bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms, and pavers are great for your balcony, patio, deck, driveway, and walkways.
- The finish – Travertine tiles come in four major finishes: honed and filled, polished, brushed and chiseled, and tumbled. A travertine paver is typically finished as chiseled edge or tumbled edge. The latter offers a solid material that lacks lose imperfections and tiny chips, leaving you with a high-quality material for your outdoor applications, with a surface that is slightly textured to provide grip for feet. It should add a classic and sophisticated finish to your property, too.
- Chiseled edge travertine pavers have a honed and unfilled finish that can easily be used in different patterns or designs, or as borders around a particular area to contrast or compliment other paving materials. When applied, they should provide your home with a rustic or old world look that is similar to what you can find in Renaissance castle courtyards.
- Sealing – If you are using travertine paver or tiles in areas that are likely exposed to wetness or moisture, make sure that they are sealed properly with a natural stone sealer to prolong their lifespan and ability to withstand use in those places.
- Grade – Go for premium grade (first grade) travertine pavers and tiles if you want a high-quality material that has minimal imperfections and capable of lasting longer.