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Things to Consider Before Buying Travertine Tiles

Travertine is among the best flooring materials if you are looking for sure-fire way to beautify your home and elevate its status. It comes in four different finishes to suit any indoor application, and you can find the tiles in many different styles, colors, and patterns that can suit your interior design or personal preference. Installing these natural stone tiles can be cost-effective in the long run because they are durable and can last for generations. You can buy travertine tiles online, but be sure to consider these things before you do that:
  • The supplier – Be sure to buy travertine tiles only from a premium supplier of natural stone tiles and pavers in the US. Choose a supplier that is highly recommended by builders and homeowners nationwide for their customer service and quality materials.
  • How and where the tiles are sourced – Consider travertine tiles that are sourced directly from top quarries and sellers in Europe, Asia, and Turkey. Travertine can be more cost-effective to purchase without the middlemen.
  • The quality of the travertine tiles – Travertine is graded as premium, commercial, and standard. Always prefer premium grade travertine tiles, which are the highest-quality with a perfect cut and consistent thickness with very minimal filler. To verify the quality of the tiles, always request samples from the supplier. Reputable natural stone suppliers can send you free samples upon your request.
  • Inspect the samples - When you get the tiles, make sure all four corners are cut at 90 degrees and that all side cuts are perpendicular without any sloping. Tap the tile and make sure it gives off a solid sound. This way, you know that you are getting a high-quality and durable travertine tile that can easily handle heavy foot traffic.
  • The finish – Your choice in finish is typically determined by your interior design goals and where you intend to install the tiles. Tiles with a honed and filled finish have a flat and smooth surface, but they are not as glossy as the polished finish. Polished travertine tiles will provide a timeless and lavish look to your home. Brushed and chiseled travertine tiles will create an old world or rustic look as they retain the natural features of the stone while adding a dramatic flair to the installation. Tumbled travertine can be used for areas with a lot of foot traffic because the surface provides enough grip to prevent slipping.
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.

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