The bathroom is one of the most common rooms in the home that gets remodeled. Bathrooms can be taken to a new level with the use of travertine tile showers. This beautiful stone adds a new level of elegance to any bathroom. Travertine has different finishes available and certain finishes are more appropriate for certain areas in the home; honed and filled tiles are the most effective for use in the bathroom. Honed and filled travertine is ideal for the bathroom because during the finishing process many of the pores and holes in the stone are filled, which makes the stone more durable for the type of wear and tear it will be under when installed in the bathroom.
While installing the shower a travertine tile bachsplash would add the perfect complement to complete the bathroom look. Although the backsplash tile is not under the same extreme conditions as the tile in the shower it is still a good idea to use the honed and filled travertine tile. This not only adds continuity to the look of the bathroom, but the upkeep is the same for both tiles making it easier to mainitain the beauty of your new bathroom.
Many people think travertine is not recommended for use in the bathroom because it is a porous and soft stone that tends to absorb moisture. But if the right finish is chosen and the tile is sealed then it is perfectly acceptable to use travertine in your bathroom and possible to keep it beautiful for many years to come. When sealing your tile make sure that a professional does it and that he offers a warrently to give you peace of mind that your tile will last free of stains and blemishes. Travertine tile is a beautiful, natural stone that will add a new level of elegance to your new bathroom.
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