UK: Travertine: Manufacturers & Suppliers
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs. It is has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, and cream coloured varieties. It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often at the mouth of a hot spring or in a limestone cave. Travertine was used historically as a building material; for example the Colosseum in Rome is built of travertine. Today it is mainly used to produce high quality wall tiles and flooring tiles. Various finishes are available, including honed, brushed, polished, and the rougher tumbled finish. Leading UK suppliers of travertine are profiled below the panel of sponsored links.
LEADING TRAVERTINE MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS
Travertine Direct. Travertine
Direct, which is based in Leeds, is a leading UK importer and distributor of
travertine tiles. They offer a next day delivery service and cover the whole of
the UK and Channel Islands. Travertine Direct offers sixteen different types of
travertine tile, including honed, rustic, tumbled, and mosaic travertine tiles.
Its most popular travertine tile is the Premium Classic Medium Travertine Honed
and Filled. This has warm biscuit tones and cloudy swirls. It is suitable for
most areas within the home and office but is mainly used on walls and floors
within bathroom and shower areas. It is 12mm thick, is available in various
sizes from 203mm square up to 610mm square, and comes with a semi-polished honed
surface with all the holes factory filled. Similar tiles are available in
lighter cream colours. For a more rustic look, the Brushed Light Travertine
French Pattern Set has a rougher brushed finish with a chipped edge and with
small holes left unfilled.
Travertine Warehouse. Travertine Warehouse, based in Southampton, supplies high quality imported travertine floors and floor tiles, wall tiles, tumbled floor tiles, pebble tiles, marble flooring, and granite tiles and worktops. It also supplies travertine mosaic tile and travertine border. The travertine tiles are particularly suited to use on the floors and walls of bathrooms. They are available in various finishes, including polished, honed, chipped edge, and tumbled. The polished travertine tiles have a slightly reflective finish with a light sheen. Any small holes are filled in the factory. The tiles are cut straight to provide an even sahpe and narrow joints. Honed travertine tiles provide a more matt appearance, with again any holes being filled in the factory to provide a smooth surface. Chipped edge travertine tiles, whose holes are not filled, gives a rough, rustic or ethnic look.
Mandarin Stone: Travertine. Mandarin Stone is a leading supplier of natural stone products, including travertine. Mandarin Stone has its head office in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, with show rooms in: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Exeter, Marlow, and Weybridge. Mandarin Stone was founded by Alma Small in 1989, almost by chance. She was approached by the owner of a roofing slate company to sell a large quantity of flooring slate. Twenty years later the company is run by the Small family, and every member of the family takes part. Mandarin stocks more than 100 different natural stones including Limestone, Marble, Slate, Travertine, Sandstone, Schist, Terracotta, Granite, and Basalt. The range of travertine includes: Classic Beige Mix Tumbled, Classic Suede Brushed, Classic Beige Honed Filled, and Alabastrino Honed Filled. The travertine tiles are 10mm or 12mm thick, and range in size from 100m square up to 900mm by 600m.
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