Travertine Fireplace

Besides warming the environment in cold days, fireplace is an elegant and welcoming decorative element. Either wood stove, gas or electric, fireplace creates a perfect scenario to have friends and family any time of the day. There are several types of materials that can be applied, however, marble is very desired because of its unique beauty and high resistance. Among the options, Travertine is a type of marble very used in wall claddings and outside facades.

Travertine

Travertine marble is classified as a natural stone in cream color available in different intensities.

Types of Travertine - PR Marble and Granite

Types of Travertine.

The positive point is the facility to harmonize with different materials in the project. It matches with wood, for example, because it transmits balance and modernity to the environment.

Travertine Fireplace

Be inspired with pictures of living rooms that there is Travertine Romano as wall claddings on the fireplace:

Travertine Fireplace

Travertine Fireplace

Travertine Fireplace

Travertine Fireplace

Travertine Fireplace

Travertine Fireplace

If you wish to create projects of fireplaces, contact us! PR Marble and Granite offers a variety of stones from its own quarries. Check out all the options available to make your project unique and authentic!

What is travertine?

Travertine is very common in constructions and finishing for being a noble, elegant, and timeless option. Travertine is a beige and natural calcareous stone composed by calcite, aragonite, and limonite. There are little cavities and veins that remind branches and leaves.

Types of travertine

The most popular types are from Italy, such as Roman, Navona, Classic, Tuscan, among others. In Brazil, the two most commonly used types are Roman and Navona, both imported from Italy and other places in the world.

Types of Travertine - PR Grupo Paraná

The main difference between them is the color and intensity of the veins.

Finishing

Although beige is its natural color, travertine can be found in different colors and finishing. These aspects make the difference when you choose the material for your project. Coming up next you will see 4 different finishing available in the market:

Rough or natural: It’s the way the stone comes from the nature. In other words, the marble is just sawn. It is very common in wall coatings for presenting an exceptional beauty.

Roman Travertine - Rough or natural


Plastered: It is made applying a resin in the stone that covers the pores on the surface. This finishing can be combined with the levigate or polished type.

Roman Travertine - Plastered

Levigate: It has an opaque and smooth aspect that keeps the natural color of the stone. It can be applied in different ways in external and internal environments.

Roman Travertine - Levigate

Polished: It has a smooth and “glossy” aspect.

Roman Travertine - Polished

Recommendations for use

Since it is a beautiful and sophisticated material, travertine has a greater value compared to other coatings. It is mostly indicated to internal environments such as fireplaces, sills, table top, countertops, panels, walls, footers, and floors.

It’s worth pointing out the importance of waterproofing the stone to preserve the characteristics of this calcareous stone. Without the correct waterproofing, the high humidity or chemical agents can damage the travertine over time. The cleaning can be done with cloth, neutral detergent, and water.

Check out the travertine options available on products webpage from PR Group Paraná and give a touch of elegance to your project!