Silver Travertine has a beautiful layered pattern consisting of natural brown, gray, and cream tones. Rich colored tans lie horizontally juxtaposed against charcoal grays and subtle ivories, creating a stylish yet relaxed design. Each stone has its own unique balance of shades, with varying degrees of clarity in its pattern.
Travertine is similar to limestone in its creation: minerals within a body of water are deposited in layers over a period of time. In the case of travertine, this involves a fast-moving stream such as a hot spring. As the layers increase, the pressure causes the minerals to cement together, creating a hard stone. Travertine is known for its tiny pits and holes; these are created by bubbles of gas during its formation process and are often filled to create a smooth surface.
While Silver Travertine’s unique design is ideal for decorative impact, for example, as a kitchen backsplash, or bathroom wall, it is sturdy enough to be used as flooring in all areas of the home. Furthermore, it can also be used to create beautiful work surfaces, such as countertops and vanities.