Travertine Countertops & Backsplashes
Unique in look and texture, a travertine countertop or a travertine backsplash are popular for décor choices in Calgary and interior design internationally. Travertine countertops are often available in both crosscut and vein-cut patterns, bestowing a singular look in either orientation. A travertine countertop is a softer looking stone than others like marble or granite, and is available at specialty travertine suppliers in Calgary like Stone Selection in wide range of colours and finishes.
ADVANTAGES OF TRAVERTINE FOR COUNTERS AND FEATURE WALLS
Possessing a much softer colour pallet, a travertine slab allows for many more interior design applications. At Stone Selection, we’ve seen a vein-cut slab used to emphasize fireplace feature walls, taking advantage of the linear veining within the stone creating a stunning design choice. It can be used for any vertical or horizontal natural stone application including travertine counters, backsplashes, wall features, and the recently popular choice of travertine flooring. Travertine slabs are also used on exterior applications found on famous buildings such as the Getty Museum in California.
TRAVERTINE AND OTHER TYPES OF NATURAL STONE
Travertine’s rarity places it in a premium price category of natural stone surfaces. This beautiful stone is formed in the presence of sulphur springs, and these sulphur springs cause fluid seeming patterning giving it its unique appearance. Throughout history travertine stone has been used as a building material — including the Coliseum in Rome. Travertine is softer than some other natural stones, and has a high calcium carbonate concentration, so it can be more sensitive to acids.
Stone Selection offers one of the widest selections among any travertine supplier in Calgary, including our most popular silver travertine slabs. Visit our showroom in central Calgary to see our selection and find your new travertine backsplash, counter, feature wall or travertine flooring.