Travertine Stone

nowadays Travertine stone has become one of the best choices in order to use in buildings as facade and wall cladding. Read more about travertine stone at the bottom of the page.

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Nowadays Travertine stone has become one of the best choices for use in buildings as frontage and wall surface. Read more about it at the bottom of the page.

About types and price of travertine read the topics:

iran  quarry travertine - white and light travertine
Abbasabad travertine quarry in Mahallat – Markazi province – Iran

Travertine is one of the sedimentary rocks composed of sediments of hot springs. This stone has a very beautiful appearance, and its designs reflect the beautiful nature of the stone. It is used as a material in the building (facade – wall – floor) and also to make some stone artifacts (sculpture – facade tools – fountain – explicit, etc.)

Appearance and Color of Travertine

Travertine has been used as a building material for many years. But with the help of the development of the stone industry and the improvement of tools and machines in recent years, many processes have been done in travertine stone, like filling the surface holes with resin and polishing the surface, and making it very shiny and beautiful. With these two processes, the main disadvantages of travertine vanished and were replaced with advantages. So the price and popularity of this building material grew up.

It can also come in a variety of colors, from grey to coral-red. Travertine is most commonly available in tile and linear sizes for facades and floor installations.

Usages of Travertine stone in building

Although the travertine mines and types have a wide variety in Iran, the processes operating on travertine play the main role in its usage in the future. For example, travertine stones could have various thicknesses based on cuttings. Each usage of travertine in wall cladding or facades or stairs and floor needs their standard thickness. For example, the thickness for stairs should be about 3 centimeters, and for facades, it should be between 1.6 to 1.8 of thickness. This stone unlike most other types of stone can be used indoors and outdoor.

Disadvantages of travertine stone

  • low resistance to acidic conditions
  • possibility of breaking in a very cold climate(it has been proved by covering the hole of the surface by resin)
  • none uniformed textures in some sorts.
travertine crema pallet

Advantages of travertine stone

  • Very beautiful interface with a variety of colors and textures.
  • Good resistance against very cold heat and hot climates and hard environments.
  • Good isolation for heat and sound because of holes inside.
  • Anti-slip for flooring because of pitted holes and troughs on its surface.
  • One of the main and most significant advantages of buying travertine is its beauty, durability, and long life.
  • Numerous porosity and holes in the texture of this stone make the overall weight of the building lighter, and also its high adhesion to the mortar.
  • Resistant to sunlight, acid rain, cold, and heat.
  • It has a transparent, natural appearance, in various and very beautiful designs, and gives a stylish and luxurious look to the building.
  • It is the best option for a combined facade with bricks.
atashkooh travertine facade stone

Price of Travertine

The price of travertine stone depends on the below items:

  • Color of travertine. the lighter, the more expensive. visit the 3 best travertines
  • Veins of travertine with very different and opposite colors, the less streaky, the more expensive
  • The cutting sizes. the larger width and length, the more expensive
  • The processes have been done on travertine. Good finish with a shiny surface brings about to be more expensive
  • the less pitted holes specialy in its surface increase the price.

The range of Iran travertine is between 10$ to 130$ depending on the stone mine and sort.

Any type of Iran travertine stone has been exported from quarries of Abbasabad, Haji Abad, Azar Shahr, Kashan, Darre Bokhari, and so on.

important to know for buying travertine

there are some important notes that you should care about for buying travertine stone. some of which are?

  • caring about it’s epoxy quality and note if the surface proccess (getting dry the resin and epoxy) have been done in the furnace or not? (the process of getting dry the surface epoxy or resin should be done in front of sun and natural tmperture. otherwose it’ll cause the stone to lost it’s lightness by the passage of time)
  • caring about the quality of cutting and edges
  • caring about all pieces to be homochromatic
  • check and compute the cost of stone in the destination.