Travertine is a natural stone such as Marble, Granite, Onyx, Limestone, Slate etc. The key difference between Travertine and other natural stones lies in the formation of the rock, the hardness of the stone and the appearance. Travertine is formed in hot springs and/or limestone caves. Key characteristics of Travertine stone are the holes within the stone which are caused by carbon dioxide evasion.
Some of the most popular colors are Ivory, Beige, Walnut colors (light, medium, dark), Noche (Dark brown), Silver and Gold. Combinations of these colors are also possible. Colors variations and color name variations are quite common within the Travertine industry i.e. Cream, Cappuccino, Chocolate
Travertine products usually have the following finishes: Tumbled, Honed, Brushed, Filled, Filled & Honed, Chiseled, Bush Hammered, Polished Chiseled Travertine refers to the edges while all the other finishes refer to the actual surface. Combinations are also possible such as Chiseled & Honed, Chiseled & Brushed or Honed & Filled & Chiseled.
Popular Travertine Paver sizes
Depending on the region, one of the most popular sizes for Travertine Pavers are the French Pattern and the 6x12. Other paver sizes also exist such as 4x8, 12x12, 12x24, 16x16, 16x24, 24x24 and even 36x36. But none of these sizes are as popular as the compact 6x12 travertine paver which finds it's primary home on American driveways and around pool borders