Travertine is a flooring material that doesn’t see a lot of the spotlight. This material has many benefits, such as being durable, versatile, and even hypoallergenic! Not to mention the fact that travertine is naturally beautiful and very low-maintenance. At Floor Coverings International of East Bay, we want to help you decide what type of flooring is the perfect choice for you and your home.
As we mentioned, travertine is exceptionally versatile and durable. Travertine stone is extremely popular as flooring, but it can also be used to create countertops. Travertine is also very easy to work with. The natural stone is a bit softer than other stone flooring options, so it’s easier to shape into different designs and sizes in order to achieve the look you desire.
This type of flooring is also hypoallergenic and low-maintenance. Stone flooring is a fantastic option for people with particularly strong allergies such as grass and pollen, which can get dragged in from the outside, or inside allergies like dust and pet dander. The dirt and dust doesn’t become trapped like it does in carpet fibers, and since travertine flooring is low-maintenance, it’s easy and quick to sweep and mop the allergens away.
Travertine flooring comes in many different options. While travertine typically comes in hues of brown and tan, the naturally rustic tone of the stone can range from light colors, such as ivory and beige, to rich, reddish browns and barnyard reds. Homeowners can even find travertine flooring available in a golden hue that comes from the iron naturally found in travertine stone. With these colors, you can mix and match ivory and gold hues, or throw in darker colors to create a special design. There are a few different finishing options, including polished, frosty, and glassy looks.
Travertine flooring can also be considered a “green” option. It’s a natural material, so it’s more environmentally friendly than synthetic options like nylon or vinyl, which require fossil fuels to manufacture
One of the best aspects of travertine flooring is that it’s a less expensive natural stone option than choices such as marble or granite, but it will give you a similarly dramatic look, impressing your guests over and over again. Call Floor Coverings International of East Bay today to schedule your free in-home consultation!
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