What is travertine?
Travertine is a sedimentary rock, one of several natural stones. The name comes from the city of Tivoli, Italy, where large deposits of rock are found. Tivoli in ancient Roman times was called Tibur, and the stone lapis tiburtinus (Tibur stone). Over time, the word was distorted and became travertine. Travertine is often referred to as travertine limestone or travertine marble.
Unique qualities of travertine
Travertine has a primed surface for holes and beds. It can also be polished to a smooth, shiny finish and comes in a variety of colors, from gray to coral red. Often travertine forms dams in water bodies, creating lakes of stunning beauty and cascades of waterfalls. In construction, travertine is one of the most commonly used stones in modern architecture. It is used for decoration of facades, for the production of interior elements of walls and floors.