Finishing travertine almost as popular asmarble finish. Travertine (also known as stone - travertine) - a natural material that has the same origin as the marble. Limestone, lain in the formation of 50 to 300 thousand years, is transformed by the action of pressure and time in travertine, and then, after a few thousand years - in marble.
Stone travertine has the properties of bothlimestone, and marble. It is very decorative, while resistant to weathering. Hard enough to withstand mechanical damage, and soft enough to make it convenient to handle.
In the world of a lot of deposits of travertine andOne of the most famous - in Turkey, Pamukkale. This is a place loved by tourists for the extraordinary beauty of the white travertine terraces with bowls of natural reservoirs.
Due to the variety of colors and shades ofmineral - from white and dark brown to red and burgundy, travertine cladding can be applied in any stylistic design direction. At the same shades of each stone plates are unique, and you can create a truly original, exclusive interior.
Decorating the outside give the house with travertineFire - this gem is off. And yet it is resistant to precipitation, is not subject to rust, rot. Moreover, its weight is less than the weight of the marble due to porosity and lower density. These same qualities increase its thermal insulating properties. travertine Sound conducts worse than marble.
Stone travertine resistant tofreezing temperatures, it can be used for exterior decoration of houses, where winter frosts - a common phenomenon. To make stone water resistance, it is further processed with a special solution. After that it can be used not only for the exterior decoration, but also for landscape design.
Quite often, the travertine used for flooring - it is resistant to abrasion and is suitable even for creating paths, bridges, embankments.
For facing travertine must beprocess, and it can be done even with a conventional circular saw with a diamond disk. As a result, the individual parts can be manufactured with high accuracy, maintaining the desired dimensions with tight tolerances. Travertine tiles can be laid out so that the seams will not be - the edges come together neatly, without leaving a small gap.
The installation of Travertine tiles are not the usual ceramic harder: it is only necessary to clean and level the surface.
There are three main areas of application of travertine stone:
- Construction Materials,
- Decoration Materials,
- rasschelachivanie soil.
Travertine is easily processed, it is quitesimply sanded and polished. Brushed and polished travertine used in the construction of the outer facade. Blocks of travertine stone used as building material. Quite often, travertine finish complements the finishing of other materials.
From the array of travertine make railings and balusters, columns and moldings for decoration of the portals of windows and doors, as well as many other architectural elements of buildings.
The premises used travertine wall claddingand floors, cut from it sinks and even bathtubs are made window sills, stairs, countertops, countertops, bar tops, and a variety of decorative elements of the interior.
We polished travertine, there is one very useful feature distinguishes it from marble: it is not slippery. Therefore, they often trim bathrooms facilities.
When processing travertine nothing is lost: small pieces and chips go in grinding, and then the crushed stone shall be entered in the acidification of the soil. Due to its alkalinity lime reduces the acidity of soil, which contributes to the growth of plants.