Travertine Countertops & Backsplashes
Travertine countertops and travertine backsplashes are notable for their unique texture and appearance. The effect of this stone has made travertine a popular décor choice in Calgary as well as in international interior design. With a wide variance of colours and patterns, travertine countertops can come in crosscut or vein-cut patterns, which gives the travertine counter a singular look in either orientation. Travertine counters are most loved for the subtlety in the stones pattern, which results in a softer-look, compared to most marble or granite. As a top travertine supplier in Calgary, Stone Selection has a wide range of colours and finishes, with a travertine slab sure to suit your latest renovation.
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UNIQUE FEATURES OF TRAVERTINE COUNTERS
Possessing a softer colour pallet, a travertine slab allows for many more interior design applications than a bolder or trendier stone. We are the best Calgary travertine supplier, always offering a range of designs; for example, vein-cut travertine slabs can be used to emphasize fireplace feature walls, or travertine backsplashes can add brightness to a kitchen. Due to the linear nature of the veining, certain directions of a travertine slab can be emphasized, which leads to creative and stunning interior design effects. This means that travertine counters, travertine backsplashes, and even newly popular travertine flooring can be used for any vertical or horizontal natural stone application. Travertine slabs are also used on exterior applications found on famous buildings such as the famous Getty Museum in California.
THE FORMATION OF TRAVERTINE SLABS
The rarity of travertine in Calgary, with its uniquely beautiful and timeless look, places it in a premium price category of natural stone surfaces. Formed in the presence of sulphur springs, the spring water causes fluid-like patterns to occur, giving travertine its uniquely beautiful appearance. Throughout history, travertine slabs have been used as a building material — even going back as far as the Coliseum in Rome. Travertine slabs are softer than some other natural stones and have a high calcium carbonate concentration, which does mean travertine countertops can be more sensitive to acids.
DISCOVER TRAVERTINE IN CALGARY
Stone Selection offers one of the widest selections of any travertine supplier in Calgary. This includes our most popular pieces of this stone: silver travertine slabs. Visit our showroom in central Calgary to see our selection for yourself and find a stylish, unique stone for your new travertine backsplash, counter, feature wall or flooring. Contact us to learn more about how travertine stone can work to enhance a special space in your home.