travertine

Travertine ( TRA-vər-teen) is a form of terrestrial limestone deposited around mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties. It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often at the mouth of a hot spring or in a limestone cave. In the latter, it can form stalactites, stalagmites, and other speleothems. It is frequently used in Italy and elsewhere as a building material.
Similar (but softer and extremely porous) deposits formed from ambient-temperature water are known as tufa.

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    Travertine UK exterior facade

    Hi, Didn’t know where else to post. Want to use this Roman Travertine as rain screen facade in the UK. Anyone have any experience with this on exterior walls and how it will weather in the UK. Will be a large area outside will it stand up to the British weather in years to come? Thanks
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    Cracks in travertine tiles laid on Gyvlon screed over UFH

    Heeelp!!! I've seen some old posts about this but nothing recently. I have 120sqm travertine over the whole of the ground floor. It was laid over wet UFH and Gyvlon screed about 12 months ago. Cracks started appearing about 5 months ago and I now have cracks in MANY places - both across...
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    Laying 12mm Travertine Externally

    Hi All, So i'm looking for some advice on laying travertine DIY. Here is the situation: 38 sqm area Substrate is a 125mm concrete slab freshly laid and is 3 weeks cured The substrate has a suitable fall for water run off Tiles purchase - Linen coloured 12mm Travertine 406x406 bought form...
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    Stone veneer over travertine?

    I have a fireplace that is covered with travertine which my wife is not a fan of, she would like to replace it with a stone veneer. Is it possible to lay the stone on top of the travertine? My concern is that the stone will not adhere to the travertine because it's smooth. What would you...
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    Please help me! Nightmare polishing my Travertine floor.

    Hi guys, Please help me. Really having a nightmare here. Just moved into a new house and the kitchen has a lovely travertine floor but its dirty and neglected. I have a really nice dewalt rotary car polisher and read up about travertine polishing and people say to get diamond polishing pads...
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    Does anyone know a tiler called Dean Grace?

    Hello, I am trying to source Travertine tiles to match the current ones in my bathroom. In essence I bought a flat and need to install new shower/ sink etc. The previous homeowner kindly left us 6 tiles but apparently I need a few more to complete the project. The previous homeowner also...
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    South East Disability bathroom walk-in steam shower and Grohe electric bidet, travertine all walls, M23 Sussex

    Looking for a tiler/bathroom/wet room installer who can do local authority disability conversion work in Gatwick/West Sussex area. This particular job is a straight swap of bath for enclosed shower with steam (needs tanking), swap WC for Grohe Sensia electric bidet/WC, swap basin for suspended...
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    General Question Help re adhesive for Travertine patio

    I want to refit a couple of risers which have come loose on a travertine patio and also regrout the joints on the risers. I would appreciate any tips/uggestions on doing the work and the adhesive/grout to use, especially as the area where the tiles belong does get a lot of the drain off from...
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    I'm Looking For This Tile Im looking for Colours Castle Travertine Satin Plain or patterned Stone Effect Ceramic Wall Tile in creamy beige plse 450 x 450mm. Was in B&Q 1yr ago.

    Im looking for Colours Castle Travertine Satin Plain or patterned Stone Effect Ceramic Wall Tile in creamy beige plse 450 x 450mm. Was in B&Q 1yr ago.
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    Cracked Travertine tile repair

    Fitted our hallway with Travertine tile a few years ago. Followed up with doing the Kitchen floor with the same tile about 18 months ago. 2 of the tiles that meet the hallway tile were cracked. I removed the tile and I could clearly see the backerboard gap. Before I put replacement tiles down...
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    Cleaner spilt bleach onto sealed travertine floor... left dull patch... How to repair?

    My kitchen has a travertine floor. When it was installed ~2 years back I sealed it with one of the sealants that soaks into the stone: I put many layers of this on. My cleaner has now spilt bleach onto it. This has left a dull patch of stone (see the dull shape in the attached photo). Firstly...
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    For Sale Marble, Travertine and Limestone tiles, slabs, mosaics and panels

    Hey Guys, I am Hasan from Turkey and working for a Natural Stone Supplier called DN Mermer. I am not sure if any of you guys will be interested to import natural stones from Turkey or not. I am pretty curious about it and I'd like to share materials from our stocks.
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    Travertine floor covered in cracks

    I posted previously about 18 months ago re the cracks in my Travertine floor. Since that date many of the tiles have additionally developed holes. I have attached pictures of the state of the floor and am looking for advice as to a remedy so that the floor doesn't look like such an...
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    Desperate for advice on our Travertine showers.

    Hi all, I'm faced with a bit of a conundrum regarding the state of our shower recess, as well as my partners parents en suite shower. The posted images are just of the major issues in the main bathroom aka ours, and it has been cleaned, scrubbed, anti-molded to high hell and this is what...
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    Laying travertine on electric underfloor heating.

    Hi all, I can't seem to find a thread with the info I need so hopefully someone can help 🤞 I have a 25 sqm extension which I have just built for a customer which he now wants tiled with honed and filled travertine tiles 600x300 from Topps tiles layed in brick bond format, I have had a tiler...
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    I'm Looking For This Tile Johnson Castle Travertine cream satin stone effect wall tile 485mm x 340mm

    Hi, I am looking for approx 25 Johnson Castle Travertine cream satin stone effect wall tiles 485mm x 340mm. These were purchased from B&Q 5 years ago. They still stock this tile but in other sizes but it is this size which is required for some changes to the bathroom. Many thanks in advance
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    I'm Looking For This Tile 1.5cm x 1.5cm travertine style mosaic brown cream beige shades. Need 0.5m2

    1.5cm x 1.5cm travertine style mosaic brown cream beige shades. Need 0.5m2
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    Wiltshire Bergomi Gloss Travertine 600 x 300

    Sorry put in the wrong size previously 600 X 300 REQUIRED
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    Wiltshire Bergomi 500 x 300

    I am attempting to find some Wtlyshire Bergomi Gloss Travertine Tiles 600 x 300 - 6 -10 requireded
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    WILTSHIRE BERGOMI TRAVERTINE GLOSS TILES 600 x 300

    I am looking for 15 of the above tles due to water damage
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