Turkish travertine

Travertine is a type of natural stone with incredible demand and a growing market. This type of stone has been extracted for centuries in Italy (with the Coliseum as its main reference project done in Travertine). Today, this type of stone is extracted in several countries, with Turkey as a leading extractor, manufacturer and exporter of all types of Travertine. We make here an analysis of Turkish travertine.

 

Main types

Turkey has what is known as the largest reserves of Travertine stone to be explored in the world. It is today the most active Travertine extractor and exporter, with a good range of types of Travertine in the market. The Classic Travertine is the most known, but there are others types as the Noce, Silver, Yellow and others that have gained a certain importance in the market.

 

Travertine Classic

Travertine Classic

 

Travertine Noce

Travertine Noce

 

Travertine Yellow

Travertine Yellow

 

Travertine Silver

Travertine Silver

 

Travertine Walnut

Travertine Walnut

 

 

Vein cut vs cross cut

Like many other natural stones, the Travertine can be presented in two main forms: vein cut, where it presents a natural parallel vein; or cross cut, if the blocks are sawn in favour of the vein, presenting no natural vein but some irregular shadows. Below you can see some examples.

cut types

 

 

Types of fillings

The Travertine is a type of stone that presents natural holes throughout its structure and surface. These natural holes are what makes the Travertine such a particular type of stone, beautiful and unique. With these natural holes, the Travertine can then be presented in different forms, or with different types of fillings, such as:

- No filling: where it is supplied with its natural holes unfilled.

- Cement filling: with a cement filling, this is a cheaper option of filling.

- Mastic filling: this is a white type of material that fills Travertine, giving it a whitish appearance.

- Resin: the most expensive but also a on-demand type of filling. This is perfect for polished surface.

Types of Travertine filling

 

 

Applications

Due to its beautiful look, colour possibilities, large reserves and availability, the Travertine is commonly used on a large diversity of applications. From outdoor to indoor applications, Travertine can be found pretty much everywhere. Below we present some examples.

Travertine Classic cladding

Cladding

 

Travertine Classic exterior application

Travertine Classic exterior application

 

Travertine Noce coverings/cladding

Travertine Noce coverings/cladding

 

Travertine Classic flooring and stonework

Travertine Classic flooring and stonework

 

 

For more information about Turkish travertine, visit:
- Globalstoneportal travertine catalogue
- Turkey stone supplier

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