Since they are affordable and as beautiful as marble, travertine countertops are getting more and more popular every day. It is also a natural stone, just like marble, and gives a shinier and more polished look to both bathroom and kitchen countertops.
Being a natural stone, it’s available in several different natural colors and shades of walnut, cream, beige, ivory, gold and more. This wide range of natural colors makes this stone highly prefered for indoor decorations.
Advantages to travertine countertops
Travertine is easier to cut and shape than other decorative stones. You can easily find the size or design that you wish for your home decor. In accordance with the design and shape you choose, you might even have a formal look.
Travertine countertops are available, as we mentioned, in many colors and tones. Travertine countertops are available in polished, matte, brushed or tumbled finishes. Remember that a polished finish is the best alternative for a travertine countertop because the polished travertine countertop will reflect the natural light and give a shiny and fresh atmosphere for your bathroom.
Travertine countertops in your kitchen or bathroom will be very durable. They are water and moisture resistant, and they will not crack easily if handled with care. When looking for travertine countertop slabs, you should choose one without any holes. Holes will get bigger and deeper in time and can ruin the perfect look of your travertine countertops.
Travertine is a durable stone, but that doesn’t mean that nothing will ever happen to it. Accidents can happen and after a few years of using travertine, it might be damaged or ruined. You can replace the damaged travertine countertop with a new and similar looking slab that will match the tone or color. No one should be able to notice the difference.
Most importantly, travertine countertops will be cheaper than marble or granite. We know that marble and granite can look incredibly enchanting, but nevertheless you will pay a steep price for their beauty. Travertine countertops will actually give almost the same look as the marble or granite. If you are on a budget, yet still want the perfect look, you should definitely look into adding a travertine countertop to your home.