Tile Lines employee Elizabeth took these photos of travertine buildings on her vacation to Cabo:
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.
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.
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.
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.
We carry a line of travertine look-a-like outlet covers and switchplates that look great on most travertine colors.
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.
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1531 Central Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
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