The difference between travertine and other natural stones lies in the formation of the rock, the hardness of the stone and its appearance. Travertine is formed in hot springs and/or limestone caves. Travertine stone has holes within the stone which are caused by carbon dioxide evasion making great for needs slip resistance areas like pools and patios. Travertine is comparable with marble in terms of hardness, ranking a 4 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Travertine’s subtle veining adds texture to space without attracting too much attention. Widely appreciated for its versatility and longevity is evidenced in its extensive use in the Roman Colosseum.

* Natural stone, like nature, has its own distinct characteristics inherent to natural products.  Variations in color, pattern, texture and size are to be expected.  Final products are not always an exact match to samples and images, since they are quarried at different times from varying locations.