If you have decided to use travertine for your flooring, then congratulations—you have made an excellent choice. This natural stone is elegant, durable, and practical. IT is used un many high-end home and buildings because of its advantageous characteristics. Many designers also opt to use travertine in the homes of their clients because this natural material resembles marble (especially if you choose the right finish). Before you buy travertine flooring, though, keep these tips in mind:
Look for a supplier that is based near you. This will let you save a lot of money on shipping costs. But of course, you also have to look for information on the supplier’s reliability. How long have they been sourcing and selling travertine and other natural stone flooring materials?
Check out their online selection. Some of the leading travertine flooring suppliers post detailed pictures and information on their selection of premium grade, top-quality travertine. You can see everything on their website, so you no longer have to drive to their showroom or store.
Ask if they have their own quarries. You will save serious money by ordering direct from suppliers that own and operate quarries in Europe and Turkey. Why pay a middleman when you can buy direct?
Ask for free samples. The biggest and most reliable suppliers of travertine flooring often provide free samples. Simply make a request by phone or by sending them a message online. When you are actually touching the travertine tiles and seeing the finish, you can make better design decisions. How do the tiles look under the natural light in the space you will be installing it in? How do they look at night?
Finally, you should also familiarize yourself with the different types of finishes before you buy travertine flooring. Certain finishes work better for certain applications. Polished travertine tiles are glossy, and honed, and filled tiles are satin-smooth but not as glossy as polished. And then there are brushed and chiseled travertine tiles, which have a raw or weathered aesthetic. They are a great choice if you want to showcase the stone's natural beauty. The fourth type of finish is called ‘tumbled’, and it works well for spaces that require anti-slip properties. You can always ask the supplier for assistance in figuring out the best travertine finish for your specific vision and goals.
About the Company:
Stone-Mart is a direct importer of Premium Quality Travertine and Marble with locations throughout Florida, including Tampa, ST. Petersburg, and Fort Myers with Naples and Sarasota opening soon. Stone-Mart has the largest on hand inventory of premium quality Travertine Tile, Travertine Pavers, Marble Patios and Marble Tiles, Pool Copings, and Mosaics in the United States with factory direct pricing. Their highly trained Natural Stone Specialists are ready to assist you in choosing the ideal marble or Travertine for your project, and have strong logistic partners to ensure the most cost effective options for delivery to your Business, Jobsite or Home.