Travertino Chiaro is a form of limestone, with an elegant blend and random veining in grey and silver 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.
Travertino Chiaro 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.
Travertino Chiaro is quarried in the region of Bagni di Tivoli, Provincia di Roma, Lazio in Italy 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 hardwearing 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.
|Average block dimensions||Small-Medium|
|Water Absorption||0.88 %|
|Compressive Strength||82.0 - 91.0 MPa|
|Flexural Strength||13.8 MPa|
|Compression breaking load Simpl||91 MPa|
|Compression breaking load after freezing||82 MPa|
|Tangent elastic modulus||61,400 MPa|
|Indirect Tensile Strength by bending||13,8 MPa|
|Coefficient corresponding Abrasion||0.25|
|Impact resistance: minimum fall height||30 cm|
|Coefficient of linear thermal expansion||4.9 x 10-5 0C-1|