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Category Archives: Travertine Tiles

Why is Natural Stone so Timeless?

A house is more than a shelter. Besides important attributes like convenience, strength, durability, etc., it invariably makes a statement about the persona of people living in it. Just like most things around us, architectural trends evolve over time. While it is easier to adapt to most changes which are comparatively minor, some things like changing the style of your building is not always practical. The buildings which use natural stones like marble or limestone or travertine display eternal charm and thus always remain contemporary in style. This significance of using natural stones over manufactured construction products is also pointed by most architects besides other inherent advantages associated with these stones. Continue reading…

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Iconic Examples of Travertine

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Travertine is a natural rock created deep in the earth by the action of hot springs on limestone. Travertine is native to the Tivoli region near Rome in Italy, and has been quarried there and prized as a building material since ancient times. It is rustic and durable, and its appearance improves with age. It is abundant, lighter than granite or marble, easy to quarry, and was used very frequently by the ancient Romans.

Some of the world’s most famous architectural structures are comprised of travertine: Continue reading…

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