A Carpenter’s Journal

December 12, 2010

Travertine Floor

Filed under: Materials — Tags: , , — Fran Maloney @ 8:10 am
We just finished a travertine floor.  Travertine is a beautiful crystalline material with a surprising variety of warm earthy colors including red, pink, caramel, whites and greys, and beige.  These tiles came in 12 by 12 inch squares one half inch thick.  They had a multitude of random cavities on the surface that were filled with an epoxy material.  Some of them, especially the ones with the most interesting patterns were too easily broken into pieces.  It seemed rather porous and soft for a flooring material but we will be sealing it twice, once before grouting and once after.   

Travertine Floor

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