This month, we are taking a look at popular countertop products. Today, we are exploring travertine countertops. Travertine is not a new countertop solution. In fact, travertine has been used for centuries in Roman colosseums and theaters. It is actually a stone that looks similar to marble, making it a popular alternative. To dive deeper into travertine’s characteristics, we are going to discuss three factors that set travertine apart from other countertops. Let’s take a look!
Diversity, Versatility, and Originality
Each travertine stone varies, making each homeowner’s travertine countertop unique. It comes in a variety of colors, allowing homeowners to choose a beautiful piece that is special to their home. Additionally, travertine comes in four different finishes (polished, tumbled, chiseled edge, and honed) to meet the homeowner’s design preferences. Lastly, you will find travertine countertops in two forms, solid slabs and tiles, further adding to its versatility.
Indoor and Outdoor Application
Travertine countertops are durable and resilient. In fact, they can withstand intense weather, making them the perfect solution for outdoor applications. In addition to being durable, they are also stain-resistant, with proper sealing, which helps with diverse design applications.
Care & Maintenance
Travertine is a naturally porous material, which means it will need to be sealed on a regular basis. Additionally, here are some precautious measures to take with your travertine countertops:
- Avoid acidic cleaners, foods, and drinks on your travertine countertops.
- Do not use ammonia or bleach on travertine countertops.
- Only use cleaners that say “safe for natural stone” on your travertine.
- Use trivets for heat and coasters for liquids.
- Blot spills immediately instead of rubbing them.
- Clean out its “pores” often to remove debris.
We hope you found these tips helpful! Are you interested in viewing our marble selection? At ICC Home, we make the design process easy by offering room scenes for customers to see what products would actually look like in their space. We encourage you to visit our showroom for yourself at 7226 East 87th Street Suite D1, Indianapolis, IN 46256 or call us for more information.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to come back next week for a brand new topic.
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