Types of Stone
Limestone and Travertine - These two stones both have similar properties, being softer then slate or granite. They generally have an earthier quality to their color, which some people find very pleasing in a bathroom setting. The patterns that emerge in these stones, while unique, are usually more subdued. Although the colors seen most often are soft earth toned, bold multi-colored travertines as seen in the picture below, can also be found. This material is appropriate for bathroom use, however a quality sealer must be used. Travertine floors are extremely popular in today's designs.
Travertine can be bought in many different sizes. The most popular finishes are honed and filled, honed and unfilled, tumbled, brushed, and polished. It also has a variety of edges to choose from, depending on your design style.
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