Travertine floor tiles are particularly popular for shower areas in bathrooms, en suites and wet rooms. The neutrality of the pastel colour of travertine also makes it suitable for a wide range of other projects. Travertine tiles are also used as part of pool surrounds in gardens. Its frequent use in areas which are connected with water can be explained by its inception near hot natural springs. Travertine is a popular material in Italy for the construction of buildings. Its hard wearing nature means it will last a lifetime if maintained correctly which includes sealing with protective sealant for added resilience against dirt and stains. With its light pastel shades traditionally comprising of ivory, cream and beige colours, travertine tiles help to accentuate the space in any interior. They have a recognisable pattern giving them a distinctive look.
Travertine is particularly well suited to bathrooms, working majestically with modern features like silver metal radiators and black or white bath panels and sink applications. For additional decorative features complement travertine bathroom tiles with a mosaic feature to create a decor similar to that of the famous Roman bath houses. Staying with the Roman theme, travertine has been a popular building material and was even used to build the world famous Coliseum in Rome. Maybe it’s the formation of travertine, near hot natural springs, which means it works so well in areas connected with water but bathrooms are not the only areas in which travertine looks so amazing. The pastel look means dirt can be easily concealed, making them a popular choice for busy shopping centres and malls where cleaning expansive areas of flooring during opening hours is not always practical. Travertine wall tiles in kitchens can also have a spectacular effect. They work especially well with wooden worktops and units in farmhouse style kitchen designs.