Travertine Flooring for your Midtown Home
Homeowners looking for a luxurious and beautiful option for flooring often choose Midtown travertine tile flooring. Travertine floors exhibit the natural depth and color of stone and are thus credited for adding to the aesthetic value of a home or building. Travertine flooring has its advantages and limitations. Understanding your Midtown lifestyle, needs and preferences is key to ensuring that the function of this flooring option is fully maximized for your Midtown home.
Travertine flooring is made from travertine, a type of limestone that forms through mineral deposits, particularly in and around hot springs. Travertine limestone is composed of calcium carbonate, the same material that makes stalactites and stalagmites.
Travertine tiles have been used for many years not just for its durability but also for its looks and texture. The Romans, for example, built many of their famous buildings using travertine. A notable example is the Colosseum, a building made mostly from the material and has remained as one of the most enduring landmarks in Italy. It is also commonly found in some of the world’s oldest buildings.
Travertine flooring is quite durable and with sufficient care, it can last for many years and maintain its beauty. If your Midtown flooring is not sealed and installed in its rough form, it offers excellent traction. This is why a Midtown travertine flooring is safer to use than ceramic tiles outdoors in the garden or patio. Travertine also comes in several colors such as beige, white or ivory, brown, red and gold so tiles can be matched to a preferred color scheme. It is also processed and sold in different finishes such as chiselled, brushed, tumbled and honed.
Travertine flooring also requires regular care and maintenance and may not be the best option in Midtown homes where there are kids and/or pets if it is unsealed. It is also more frequently used in the patio or living room areas and very rarely in the bathroom and kitchen.