If you are looking for a low maintenance, stylish tile in the Hull area, then our stock of travertine tiles may be for you.
Travertine tiles are similar to limestone or marble, made out of sedimentary rock formed by minerals dissolving in natural water sources and being deposited by geysers, natural springs or rivers.
The colour of travertine is due to iron compounds or other organic impurities in the rock, producing natural shades of brown. These include noce (dark brown), beige, ivory, silver, gold and a range of walnut colours. Because of the way travertine materialises, combinations of these colours can often occur naturally.
With neutral shades being the design of choice for people in Hull and beyond, travertine tiles could provide the perfect solution.
Travertine tiles can be finished in a variety of ways, polished (shiny), honed (matte), brushed or tumbled. Polished and honed surfaces are smooth, whereas brushed and tumbled surfaces are textured.
They are less porous than marble, limestone and sandstone. but they need to be properly sealed if they are going to be used indoors. Sealing and polishing travertine tiles will make them stain-resistant and enhance their natural beauty and colouring.
Travertine tiles are very easy to clean - a wipe with some non-citrus based liquid soap should get rid of any marks. Travertine is known to be able to withstand the test of time, as it has been used in construction since Roman times on such things as temples, theatres and bath houses.
And what better way to spruce up a Hull home than taking inspiration from the Ancient Romans?
Naturally slip-resistant, travertine tiles are ideal for bathrooms, wet rooms and swimming pool areas. However, travertine tiles are not recommended for kitchens as they are vulnerable to citrus acids, found in orange juice and lemon cleaners.
For a more elaborate design, travertine tile medallions can be used as floor centre pieces or wall decorations. The medallions are built using travertine tile mosaic pieces and broken travertine tile stones.
So, why not pop into our showroom on Grovehill Road in Beverley, near Hull, to have a look at our wide range of travertine tiles? We are sure you will find something to suit your needs.