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Travertine

What is Travertine?

Travertine is a type of limestone that is formed by mineral deposits from natural springs. This sedimentary stone is created by a rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, known as calcite.

Is travertine tile ceramic or porcelain?

Travertine and porcelain are very different types of materials, with very different attributes and assets. Whereas porcelain is a specific subset of ceramic, travertine is a type of natural stone.

Is travertine tile slippery when wet?

Contrary to what you might think just by looking at it, travertine is not slippery when wet. Since it's a naturally occurring material, it has small holes that make it porous-so it actually absorbs water. That means water doesn't puddle on it either, making travertine essentially a non-slip surface.

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