Marble has been famous and popular since from the past. It is natural stone which has luxurious look so that it is widely by designer for flooring in the kingdom. Until now, marble remains prima donna in home decor world. One type of marbles that popular now is travertine. This marble type has distinctive look of beautiful strokes and natural holes on the surface. In the process, the surface of the holes is filled by a resin which is given a mixture of color pigments adapted to its base color. After that, then given a finishing getting a shiny surface. Many people use this travertine tile for floor and there are also use it for kitchen backsplash. Commonly, it is available in grey and cream and brown color where the beauty of color and fiber can be applied for every design and it is also can create luxury and elegant impression.
Travertine is usually sold in slab sheet with size about 200 cm x 300 cm. Of course this makes the price is more expensive than other natural stone. But it depends on the quality and motive and color also pattern of marble. If you intend to apply travertine tile for backsplash in the kitchen, it is good choice. Besides it has luxury and elegant look, it holds against scratches and cracks. Other advantage of travertine tile is environmentally friendly and it is durable for ling time. It is also can be weathered due to use in a very long time. But that is precisely a natural art. Weathering effect can create fascinating impression of ancient architecture. You also have to know that travertine will felt hot when the air is hot. And it will felt cold when the air is cold.
When travertine tile for backsplash in kitchen having damaged, it is easy to be fixed. Unlike granite properties that are different motifs for each tile, travertine tile has same pattern and motifs which easy find in the building store. Nevertheless, travertine has some disadvantages that are enough heavy so that it is complicate in installation process. That is why it seldom used for floor in multi-storey buildings. Besides that, it has many pores so it can cause a trouble to travertine tile when it exposed to the liquid. In term of price, it has high price but it is worth the beauty it has.