This page is designed to provide information and answer general questions about Ceramic , Porcelain and Travertine Tiles. The article will cover the differences in the materials as well as recommended tools and installation supplies for each product.
Travertine is natural stone that is mined from the earth. The two largest exporters of Travertine are Turkey and Mexico. Travertine comes in many different shapes sizes and surface finishes. Travertine is a very durable stone and is suitable for floors, showers and back splashes. However it does scratch fairly easily which makes it a poor choice for kitchen counter top installations. There are no two pieces of travertine in the world that are identical. The natural variation from piece to is part of what makes the stone so beautiful. Depending upon the product, the variation may be so extreme that the floor might look like it has several different types of travertine on it, even though they may have come from the same batch and are considered to be the same tile.
There are several different types and styles of Travertine, such as filled and honed, unfilled, chiseled, tumbled and polished. Trav also come in several different shapes and sizes such 1×1, 2×2, 3×6, 4×4, 6×6, 8×8, 12×12, 16×16, 8×16.18×18,16×24 and 24×24. It also comes in many decorative molding styles such as 2×12 chair rail,1×12 pencil rail, 4×12 in and 6×12 in. baseboard style moldings. The most common sizes for floors are 16×16 and 18×18. The smaller size pieces typically are used for shower wall installations, bathroom wainscoat, and counter top back splashes. Most travertine is 3/8 of an inch thick but some other larger stones may be a 1/2 inch thick or more. 24×24 is usually 1/2 in thick an can even be as thick as 1in. 24in Travertine is extremely heavy , some pieces can weigh as much as 50 pounds. Thus making it very difficult to install and cut. Our pricing of $4.50 per square foot covers all sizes up to 18×18. We charge an additional $1.50 per square foot ($5.00 sqft ) for 24×24 stone installation.
Sometimes trav is sold in pattern sets such as a versaille pattern (French pattern) the set includes 4 different size tiles they are sold in specific quantities that are designed to be laid in a specific pattern.
Types of Travertine
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Kennedy Tile LLC
Kennedy Tile was established by Brian Kennedy in March 2002 and has been providing great quality and customer service to homeowners and homebuilders ever since. Brian has over 20 years experience in the tile and flooring industry and is personally involved in every installation that Kennedy Tile performs.