About Travertine

About Travertine

What is Travertine?

Training process: Extremely hot water dissolves limestone depths, it reaches the surface, evaporates and leaves behind limestone that reinforces. The stone that formed is filled with gas bubbles.

Travertine is known as a porous marble and is very popular in Italy and other Western countries.

Travertine is a natural stone with cream or brown shades, with special and less common varieties of yellow, red, silver and some combinations. Decorating with this material gives elegance, harmony and style to the environment.

Travertine tiles are used for setting buildings, both interior and exterior cladding outsides, interior walls and floors, to pave courtyards and alleys in gardens or parks. Travertine mosaic is an appropriate solution for covering walls or pillars curved column and combined with travertine tiles, and the tile surface variety is almost unlimited. Belts and girdles, curbs mosaic and water jet cut are decorations that bring beauty and sophistication in any setting.

It is a porous rock limestone (calcite, aragonite and calcite low magnesium), which has a yellow to brown color. Arises from the mouth of springs coming out of the limestone bicarbonate or carbonate-rich rocks through ions, calcium carbonate and carbon dioxide.

There are two structural types of travertine:


  • Compact Travertine – the banks are dense and thick laminated (20-40m) and layered thin laminae, millimetred, they come in white, yellow-white, brown, alternating throughout the crust. It is assumed that stratification is due to seasonal deposit meaning that the thicker and lighter bands were made in summer and the darker and thinner bands were made in winter. These travertine is also known under the name of Onyx marble caves or onyx.
  • Porous foam Travertine – white and light, and formed by depositing biochemical activity caused by aquatic organisms (particularly blue-green algae), which were retained by CO2 photosynthesis and caused precipitation of carbonates.

Generally, travertine is porous. If you close the pores of cement powder, by grinding and polishing a surface, travertine becomes as smooth as marble. Travertine is used as a building stone. In Romania there are travertine quarries in Geoagiu Bai, Hunedoara, Prahova Slanic, Borsec spa etc.

Travertine is a form of limestone that gives a distinctive character that decorates the surfaces, giving the sensation of “warm” surface.

In trade, travertine is found in two forms: grouted and ungrouted. Ungrouted travertine, unlike the putty travertine is substantially less porous, the pores being closed with a special substance. Due to the porous nature, travertine require the use of waterproofing treatment.



Travertine has a silk or satin finishing and not a very glossy surface compared to marble. This process is sometimes preferred because it has more velvety than the polished stone.

Travertine is often used for exterior cladding / interior cladding, monuments, etc., with a rustic “warm” look.

Availability: Slabs and Plywood

Colors: Cream-ColoredWhite, Red, și Beige-Brown



Large quantities can be supplied quickly, so we are able to adapt to both medium and large works.

Uniformity materials: travertine has an unequal structure, light veined, making it particularly suitable for plating, both indoors and out.

Technical specifications:

  • Apparent density: 2.4 t / m3
  • Water absorption: 1 – 2.4%
  • Compressive strength: 0.17 g / cm2
  • Compressive strength in dry state: 33.5 N / mm2
  • Compressive strength after
  • 25 freeze-thaw cycles: 23.5 N / mm2
  • Resistance to mechanical shock: 1.65 N / mm2


  • polished
  • molding
  • scapitat
  • roughened
  • antique

Easy to assemble:


Both based adhesives assembly, and screed mounting base can be used.