Titanium travertine is a luxurious natural stone with a greyish brown base and mineral intrusions ranging in between light and dark tones with copper crystals randomly scattered over its surface.
Titanium Travertine is a form of limestone, with an elegant blend and random veining in dark and light silver greys, including interwoven colour variations with pores, which are characteristic of this extremely popular and hard wearing stone.
Travertine is different to limestone and/or in that it is formed in hot springs rather than being a metamorphic rock. The word ‘travertine’ comes from the Italian ‘travertine’, which is a variation of the word ‘tiburtinus‘, meaning from Tibur’. Its name is also the origin of Tivoli, an area near Rome.
Titanium Travertine is frequently used provide an organic look to any architectural area without having to incur in high costs on a project, working well as match-and-mix element in combination, by bringing the beauty of natural stone to interior or exterior surroundings including kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, utility rooms and terraces, balconies and patio floorings.
Travertine Titanium is quarried in the region of Sivas in Turkey from where it is exported to Europe and the rest of the world, destined to different applications such as flooring, external walls, worktops and cladding.
This stone is available in slabs of 20mm and 30mm thicknesses. Other finishes include Aged, Bush hammered, Sandblasted and Tumbled.
Tiles are available for floorings; a matt finish will provide a softer look on this hard wearing natural stone.
Use of a neutral PH cleaner such as Lithofin Power Clean, for regular maintenance will protect the surfaces and ensure that no chemical damage takes places to both the stone the surface sealant that has been applied to the stone during its installation process.
Travertine has been used since ancient times in the construction of many monuments and paving amongst establishments of kings and emperors.
More recently and with the advance of new technology and quarrying systems, it has become affordable becoming a reality in residential homes, offices, shops, hotels, restaurants and other spaces in which it never fails to impress. Another factor that strengthens the timeless popularity of travertine is its luxurious appeal, resistance and elegant looks, durability and value it provides to any property in which it is applied. Travertine is a 100% natural product that varies in size, pattern and dimensions; making each piece unique in their appearance. Slabs dimensions vary from block to block and cover an approximate area of 5.5m2 which makes it ideal for creating large panels and limitless designs. Travertine comes in slab formats with standard thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm and can also be sourced in thicker sheets and blocks for special projects.
Features and benefits of natural travertine:
|Colour||Beige, Cream, Grey|
|Average block dimensions||Medium|
|Water Absorption||2.6 by weight %|
|Compressive Strength||50.0 - 87.0 MPa|
|Density||2410 - 2620 Kg/m3|
|Flexural Strength||10.8 - 12.7 MPa|
|Unit Volume Weight||2,41|
|Density (gr/cm3) 2,73||2,73|
|Water Absorption by weight (%)||2,6|
|Compressive Strength Kgf/cm3||500|
|Compressive Strength After Freezing:Kgf/cm3||520|
|Strength to Blow: Kgf/cm3||3|
|Strength to Bending: Kgf/cm3||127|
|Modules of Elasticity: Kgf/cm3||18,46x104|