Natural Indian Travertine
- Origin: North India
- Color: Ivory, Beige
- Finish: Honed, Brushed, Bush Hammered, Natural, Sandblast, Antique, Tumbled
- Offered In: Tiles, Slabs, Pavers, Blocks
- Tile Size: 30 X 30, 60 X 30, 60 X 60, 60 X 90 CM
- Slab Size: 120 - 190 X 60 - 90 CM
Travertine is a sedimentary rock formed by the chemical precipitation of calcium carbonate minerals from fresh water, typically in springs, rivers and lakes; from surface and ground waters. Travertine includes deposits in both hot and cold springs, including the porous, spongy rock. It often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, ivory, tan, cream-colored and even rusty varieties.
Travertine is one of the most frequently used stones in modern architecture. It is commonly used for indoor home/business flooring, outdoor patio flooring, spa walls and ceilings, façades, and wall cladding, building stone, ornamental stone, countertops, monuments, pool coping, sills, paving stone. It typically lacks planes of weakness, and its high porosity makes it light in weight for its strength, gives it good thermal and acoustic insulating properties and makes it relatively easy to work. Dense travertine makes excellent decorative stone when polished. Italy had a near-monopoly on the world travertine market; now significant supplies are quarried in Turkey, Mexico, China, Peru, Spain and India.
Travertine is one of several natural stones that are used for paving patios and garden paths. It is sometimes known as travertine limestone or travertine marble; these are the same stone, although travertine is classified properly as a type of limestone, not marble. The stone is characterised by pitted holes and troughs in its surface. Although these troughs occur naturally, they suggest signs of considerable wear and tear over time. It can also be polished to a smooth, shiny finish, and comes in a variety of colors from grey to coral-red. Travertine is also available in tile sizes for floor installations.
Royal Indian Exports, a leading manufacturer and exporter of travertine rock stone from India, offers this travertine natural stone in finishes like honed, natural split, antique, tumbled, brushed, shotblasted and sawn. As per the customer requirements, this travertine is offered in varying shapes, thicknesses and sizes.