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In recent years, the use of natural stone has risen considerably in popularity. After all, it is strong, durable, and it brings a certain amount of character to any home. Travertine is one of the most popular types of stone flooring available, and is highly recommended by any natural stone merchant. Here's why travertine is such a great choice for floor tiles within the home.
When installing travertine stone tiles in Berkshire, it's not the same decision process as deciding to install laminate or vinyl, which most homeowners often lay with a view to replacing in a few years. Travertine stone flooring will literally last a lifetime and longer – if it was good enough for the Romans, it's good enough for the modern homeowner! What's more, it has a luxurious feel and is seen as an investment material, particularly as it can add value to your home.
There are very few tiles which bring a sense of homeliness and warmth to a property which travertine does. Travertine Berkshire stone flooring feels almost soft underfoot, and its wild colour variations mean that no two tiles are the same, offering earthy, classic tones to any home, resulting in an attractive, natural finish.
There is a variety of finishes available for tumbled travertine stone tiles. For the popular warm, natural texture of classic travertine, go for a brushed or tumbled finish which has an antiqued style to it. For a slightly more refined look, polished travertine is very shiny and holds the light in a beautiful aesthetic way. Honed travertine has a matte finish but is very smooth, and is also suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms and shower rooms due to its non-slip nature. Berkshire travertine stone tiles are also available in a variety of sizes, so that you can pick the right types of stone flooring to suit your needs: for example, in high traffic areas, it's best to have a smaller tile which will not be as exposed to cracking as a large tile would.
Travertine: One Of Our Favourite Stone Tiles At The Stone Gallery
Tumbled travertine stone tiles really are one of our favourite types of tile here at the Stone Gallery, and indeed, within the Art of Living triangle. Don't forget that you'll also be able to fulfil your other tile needs at the Ceramic Tile Warehouse, and produce beautiful interiors with the help of Park Street Interiors, all of which can be found on the Sampson Business Park to create the Art of Living group.