A form of limestone commonly found in hot springs and limestone caves, travertine is noted for its low hardness and soft texture, making it easy to process and transport. As a result, the limestone had been supplied and used extensively as a building material in ancient times especially by the Romans, the most famous example being the Colosseum. Available in four major finishes – polished, honed, brushed and tumbled, travertine is supplied in textures ranging from being marble-like smooth to being rough as raw granite.
Best Stone Building Materials Sdn Bhd, a leading supplier of natural stones in Malaysia, supplies premium grade, ripple-patterned travertine in a variety of colour tones, from more subdued, modest whites, greys, browns, to vibrant, eye-catching yellows and reds. Although the limestone is most notable for being supplied for creating indoor and outdoor pathways, home décor applications are extensive.
Owing to the above mentioned versatility, travertine serves well as tiling for floors, walls, steps, stairs, backsplashes for virtually any living spaces, be it the bathroom, living room, bedroom, or the kitchen. Travertine’s textures and colours also mean that appearances of a living space can be easily crafted to look anything between rough, weathered and modest, to clean, modern and elegant.