The following information is for those thinking about doing Travertine tile in Tulsa, Owasso or the surrounding areas.
Travertine: A versatile and beautiful stone used since ancient times; a cousin of marble- falling between marble and limestone, Travertine is characterized by irregular holes on the surface and unique veining.
Travertine varies in color based on the ion content of the stone from which it is cut. Colors may range from light ivory, deepening and darkening to a reddish brown, and sometimes even to a gold tone. Travertine is aesthetically grounding, and charming, adding old world beauty anywhere it is used.
Travertine is a terrestrial sedimentary rock, by the rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, and other carbonate minerals, by mineral springs; especially hot springs. In caves, it forms stalactites and stalagmites. It is frequently used as a building material.
Famous structures, such as the ancient Roman Coliseum, and the Colonnade of St. Peter’s Square in Rome, attest to Travertine’s long-lasting nature. Michelangelo chose Travertine as the building material for the external ribs of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Travertine waterfalls exist in the United States, in Oklahoma and Texas, and more famously in Italy- in Tivoli and Guidonia Monticello- where Gian Lorenzo Bernini selected the travertine for the Colonnade of St. Peter’s Square. Travertine is used extensively in Getty Center, in Los Angeles.
Travertine is one of the most frequently used natural stones for floors, patios and paving garden paths.
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Travertine Tile in Owasso and Tulsa
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