Travertine Tiles, Mosaics, Liners, & Accents

A bathroom with travertine tiles and mosaics on the shower walls and floors
This bathroom is covered from floor to ceiling in tumbled ivory travertine.

Tile Lines employee Elizabeth took these photos of travertine buildings on her vacation to Cabo:

What is Travertine?

The Colosseum is made of travertine
Several ancient Roman buildings, including the Colosseum, are made of travertine.

Travertine is a sedimentary stone closely related to limestone and marble. It is incredibly popular and has been used as a building material for thousands of years!


This versatile stone comes in many colors, from creamy beiges to silver gray, from red to gold to brown. We sell travertine tiles, carved sinks, mosaics, borders, pencil liners, chair rails, baseboards, and much more...


Travertine is quarried all over the globe, with some of the most popular sources being Italy, Turkey, and Mexico.

Where Can I Use Travertine?

A tumbled travertine feature wall with a glass mosaic, a Black Galaxy countertop, and a carved vessel sink in our Kent showroom, a short drive from Federal Way, Renton, and Auburn

From kitchen floors to backsplashes to bathrooms to fireplaces, travertine's many shapes and forms are used almost everywhere!


Because it's a calcium-based natural stone, travertine is not recommended for kitchen countertops where acidic foods and liquids can etch and erode it.


Be strategic when selecting travertine tiles for your surfaces: a honed and filled (or polished) travertine will show scratches more easily than a tumbled or unfilled travertine will. Meanwhile, the pits and holes in unfilled travertine could hide dust and dirt if not filled with grout when installed; a smooth honed and filled travertine will be easier to wipe down or sweep.

Seal Your Natural Stone!

Tumbled noce travertine that is half-sealed with an enhancing sealer.

Travertine is a porous natural stone, and as such needs a sealer to protect it from staining. A cheap, low-quality sealer will wear off in as little as six months and can yellow natural stone, so we recommend investing in a high-quality sealer that can last up to 20 years! 


You have two choices of 20-year sealers: a sealer that won't change the appearance of your travertine, and an enhancing sealer that will intensify the colors of your stone.


To learn more about the different types of sealers, visit our Sealer page.

Cleaning & Maintaining Travertine

Miracle Kleen and Reseal tile, stone, and grout cleaner
We recommend Kleen & Reseal for daily cleaning of natural stone.

Travertine is a calcium-based sedimentary stone, so you have to use non-acidic cleaners. Cleaning products with citrus or vinegar bases (such as Simple Green), or lime-eroding cleaners like Scrubbing Bubbles and Lime-Away will severely damage travertine.


Use a neutral, soapy cleaner or a stone-specific cleaner such as Kleen & Reseal to keep your stone in pristine shape. Kleen & Reseal adds a little bit of sealer with each cleaner, extending the life of your sealer.


As long as you have a good stone cleaner and a long-lasting sealer, your travertine will stay beautiful for a long time.


To learn more about taking care of natural stone, visit our Maintenance page.

Matching Switchplate Covers for Backsplashes

A travertine backsplash with travertine-colored outlet cover.
These resin switchplates complement the color and texture of travertine.

We carry a line of travertine look-a-like outlet covers and switchplates that look great on most travertine colors.

Visit our online store to see more!

Clearance Deco Dots for Travertine Tile Projects

We purchased a lot of closeout decorative tiles  that are now in our online store! They look great with travertine and can be used in backsplashes, showers, tub surrounds, fireplace surrounds, and beyond.


See the full selection of clearance decorative accent tiles here.

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