You see this word often, and at our Ashland Square homes you will find it as the flooring in both the utility room and the bathrooms. Doing a bit of research, a short article at Wikipedia reads:
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties.
While there are many places to mine Travertine, including right here in Texas, there are a few famous Travertine pools, one of the most famous is in Turkey: Travertine Terraces – Pamukkale, Turkey. These formations created by the carbonate minerals in flowing water look otherworldly – and contain hot springs that can reach up to 100°C. As a Unesco World Heritage Site, most of the pools are protected, with just a few remaining open for the public to enjoy.
Used as flooring, Travertine is durable and upkeep is easy! Check out our photo for flooring at our Ashland Square community! You’ll see not only Travertine but white oak flooring as well!