Stoneworks Discusses Why to Choose Travertine for Your Building Project
Natural stone is an amazing, strong and beautiful material used for a wide variety of projects. Many contractors and home builders come to Stoneworks Wholesaling for the top quality natural stone that we offer, and travertine is often a top pick.
Five Extraordinary Reasons to Choose Travertine Natural Stone
Travertine is the perfect choice for indoor and outdoor environments. Below are five of the top reasons that this natural stone is often the material builders and remodelers want to use.
- Stays COOL underfoot even in direct sunlight
Travertine is formed from calcium carbonate deposits. The stone lacks naturally occurring metals which make some stone products such as slate and granite, and also concrete, thermally conductive. This lack of metals allows travertine to act as an insulator, trapping the coolness radiating from the ground and repelling heat radiating from the sun.
- Freeze-Thaw compatible in ALL climates
Travertine’s unique vertical capillary action allows moisture to escape, even in the most extreme freeze-thaw cycling, without stressing the material.
- Twice the strength of concrete
Because this natural stone has been compressed in its natural state for millions of years, travertine is extra durable and has a compressive strength of 2 to 3 times the strength of concrete. The stone will not degrade for many generations to come.
- Non-slip in both wet and dry conditions
The co-efficient of friction ASTM (American Society Testing Materials) testing in both wet and dry conditions make travertine, marble and limestone the perfect solutions for your pool decks, patios, walkways, bathrooms, showers and kitchens.
- No maintenance
When travertine pavers are dry-set, there is NO NEED TO SEAL the pavers because of the capillary action mentioned above. Also, the pavers are cut on tile lines at the quarry/factory which allows them to be installed with no or little sand. Regarding tile installation, the same applies, the tiles can be “butt” installed (1/16″ grout line) for an eloquent look which requires very little maintenance
Contact Stoneworks Wholesaling for All of Your Natural Stone Needs
Stoneworks provides top quality natural stone travertine, limestone and marble for all of your construction needs. We do inhouse fabrication, which means we can help you customize the natural stone features in your home architecture or landscape. We offer some unique colors and finishes. Contact us today to learn about our products.