Though we carry many different natural stone flooring products at PetraSlate of Denver, none of them have seen quite the consistent use as a high end flooring tile, whether in Denver or in Ancient Rome.
Take in the breathtaking earth tones, the varied and banded looks it provides, the textures, whether trending towards a “chipped” matte finish or a mirror polish, and you readily see that travertine has few rivals as a natural stone flooring tile. In Denver, we are the region’s best source for these traditionally beautiful tiles.
Choose your Travertine Tile Wisely
Natural stone floor tile in Denver, well anywhere really, represents a major investment in material and labor for a show quality installation. To choose the right travertine for your space, it really pays to retain a design professional who can go over the varieties of colors, variegations and their interplay with the other design elements of your envisioned room. More so than most rival natural stone flooring tile choices, travertine can look dramatically different in indirect natural light than under direct artificial light, so you want to take such things into account before you install.
That ability for travertine to carry a chipped finish look and those variegations we all love about travertine tiles in Denver homes also represent one of its few downsides—it is porous and can scuff. Travertine, especially when left unpolished to a high degree, should not be used where oil and colored liquids can soak into it and stain it. Though like all natural stone floor tiling sealing can help travertine resist these kinds of insults, the only liquid it should regularly face off with is water.
So, don’t be afraid to use travertine tile around water. The Italians used it. The Trevi Fountain in Rome is made of quarried travertine dating back to the Renaissance. Travertine just has to be installed correctly, and assuming proper maintenance, it will still be performing admirably around water for decades to come.
We carry an extensive collection of the finest natural limestone, marble, slate, and travertine flooring tiles that can be found anywhere. For more information about any of the floor tiles in Denver we carry, or for samples, please do not hesitate to contact us.