3939 South Lake Drive
Texarkana, TX 75501
Creative Flooring, 3939 South Lake Drive, Texarkana, TX 75501
Travertine Flooring, Wall Tiles and Countertops
Travertine is a distinctive type of limestone that forms in hot springs all over the world. There are historical sources in Italy which have been important in
architecture since the times of Ancient Rome, as well as newer quarries in Turkey, Peru, and Mexico. Travertine has been used in important buildings all
across the globe, and now you can have its timeless look in your own home. Creative Flooring’s prices on travertine floor covering products, wall tiles, and
countertops will pleasantly surprise you almost as much as the beauty of the stone will inspire you.
Among the different types of natural stone used for flooring, travertine is one of the most beautiful. It has a distinctive porous look, created by the
buildup of flora in the hot springs that create this sedimentary stone. When intended for use as a flooring material, filling these small holes with sealant
is recommended. This adds an extra dimension of durability to an otherwise soft stone, as well as making it easier to clean and maintain.
While travertine is most commonly found in white, cream and tan shades, it is available in a range of colors that spans from a cloudy grey to a dusky
rose. The beautiful coloration and porous patterning can be used to complement any decor in any room in your home, however it is recommended for
use in rooms with low traffic due to the softness of the material. A master bathroom, a den with many area rugs, or a small foyer are all ideal areas for
travertine floor tile use.
When used as a wall covering, travertine really gets a chance to shine. Since there is no need to worry about wear and tear from foot traffic, softer, more
colorful varieties can be used, and the tiny holes in the surface can be left unfilled. This allows for an immeasurable number of options in designing the
look of your walls.. This makes the walls slightly more difficult to clean in the long run, so weigh the pros and cons wisely before making a decision.
Travertine wall coverings are popular in kitchens and bathrooms where the waterproof nature of the stone keeps maintenance low, but they can be used
anywhere in your home to achieve the look that you desire. Wall accents in the den, a backsplash in the kitchen, or an entire wall in the foyer, the
possibilities are endless.
The usefulness of this waterproof stone extends beyond covering the floors and walls in areas with high moisture levels. It also makes this material a
beautiful and functional option for kitchen and bathroom countertops. Much like with floors, it is recommended that countertops be made with sealed
travertine for ease of cleaning, but the decision between ease of maintenance and natural beauty is open to you, the consumer. Filling the pores in the
stone will also make it more durable, and protect it from being damaged by anything that could be dropped on the counter.
Creative Flooring's staff will assist you in finding the right use for travertine. Home owners in Wake Village, Texarkana and Atlanta, Texas should turn to us
for your latest project. Call us at (903) 832-9858 to set up an appointment or swing by our store in Wake Village.
Where Service & Quality Meet
3939 South Lake Drive
Texarkana, Texas 75501