3 Travertine Tile Ideas

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    Introduction to Travertine Tile

    Travertine Tile in a Bathroom
    Travertine Tile in a Bathroom. Kevin Salt / Getty Images

    Travertine is often mentioned in the same breath as granite and marble, two other immensely popular flooring stones--but nothing could be farther from the truth.

    Granite and marble are metamorphic rocks, formed within the Earth under extreme heat and pressure.

    If you remember anything from high school geology, you'll know that travertine is totally different--a young, porous form of limestone.

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  • 02 of 04

    Travertine Tile Shower

    Travertine Tile Shower With Granite
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    Because travertine is porous and layered, it possesses striking visual qualities that many homeowners value for both floor and wall tile.

    Shown here is a travertine stone from Peru for this tiled shower. The black stone is real granite from Andhra Pradesh, India.

    This product is from Arizona Tile - Angelica, Indian Premium Black.

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  • 03 of 04

    Travertine Tile Ideas: Marble But Looks Like Travertine

    Travertine Looks Like Marble Shower Tile Ideas
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    A grand shower tile from Sardinia, Italy: 12" x 12" x 3/8" sheets of richly colored marble that look much like travertine, but without travertine's distinctive pitting.

    This comes from Arizona Tile - Daino Reale Marble.

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    Travertine Tile Listello

    Bathroom Travertine and Listello
    © Arizona Tile

    This listello is a mosaic--it's something you need to see up close on Arizona's site (see below)--and is made of marble and travertine.

    This shower tile's field is travertine from Torreon, Mexico.

    From Arizona Tile, this is Torreon Stone with ST-103 Listelle.