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What is travertine tile?

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Travertine tile is a natural stone tile typically use for interior floors and walls and exterior pavers. Travertine tiles are made from sedimentary stone with a natural, mottled or pitted texture and an even beige color.

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Most travertine tiles are coated with an epoxy resin to form a smooth surface for easy cleaning, letting the texture show through without harboring dirt. Travertine tiles have straight, smooth edges for laying next to each other without the addition of grout or other fillers.

Tumbled travertine tiles do not have an epoxy finish. Instead, the stone is tumbled with small rocks to give it a more pronounced worn appearance. These tiles are best for vertical installations with very little water contact.

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