Travertine Mosaic Tile
From the glorious days of the Roman Empire, through the height of medieval splendor, the Italian peninsula kept a monopoly on the quarrying of Travertine. Today, the stone can be found throughout the world, and Mosaic Decor has assembled a wonderful set of Travertine mosaic tile in a collection designed to add earthly beauty to any home. Highly prized for its natural and pliable qualities, Travertine can easily be polished to a fine glow, or left in a rough state that can provide great contrast in textures. Rough travertine is almost as porous as pumice, and it usually contains striations that swirl in a beautiful pattern. A form of limestone usually lain down by hot springs, Travertine tiles can be textured to include sandy surfacing, fine hones, or anything in-between.
Travertine mosaic tile is not brightly colored in its natural state, but it brings a richness to its hues, almost always a yellow or brown tone, that is hard to find in any other rock. The quality that gives the stone its true unique value are the swirls and striates that form throughout the material, created by the waters that formed the deposit. This blend of watery swirling and earthy colors in the appearance of Travertine is beautiful, and you will find that the stone’s beauty works well for your home’s tiling designs.