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 prices 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 from 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 – stonemasonry craft  – fountain – handrail, etc.)

Another name for travertine is Lapis Tiburtinus, and its name is derived from the ancient city of Tibur, now known as Tivoli. Its origins date back to before the Roman Empire.


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 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 its standard thickness. For example, the thickness of stairs should be about 3 centimeters, and for facades, it should be between 1.6 to 1.8 thickness. This stone unlike most other types of stone can be used indoors and outdoors.

Disadvantages of travertine stone

  • low resistance to acidic conditions
  • possibility of breaking in a freezing climate(it has been proved by covering the hole of the surface with resin)
  • none uniformed textures of some sort.

Advantages of travertine stone

  • Attractive interface with a variety of colors and textures.
  • Good resistance against frigid and hot climates.
  • 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 a travertine is its beauty, durability, and long life.
  • Numerous porosity and holes in this stone’s texture make the building’s overall weight lighter and its high adhesion to the mortar.
  • Resistant to sunlight, acid rain, cold, and heat.
  • It has a transparent, natural appearance in various gorgeous designs and gives the building a stylish and luxurious look.
  • It is the best option for a combined facade with bricks.

travertine crema pallet

Most Popular Types of Travertine Stone

Abbas Abad White Travertine

Abbas Abad travertine is one of the types of bright or white travertine stones in Iran. It is also included in the most widely used white and travertine stones category. This stone is marketed in different types based on the color and design of its streaks. Among the distinctive features of Abbas Abad travertine, we can mention high polishability, good adhesion, and high resistance.

Hajiabad Super Travertine

Haji Abad travertine stone is classified as cream and light brown travertine, used in the exterior and interior of a building and landscaping. Haji Abad travertine has less porosity compared to other travertines. So it is more polishable and resistant. It is recommended to use this stone to complement the brick facade of the building.

Darre Bokhari Travertine

Darre Bokhari travertine is considered expensive due to its bright color and high quality. It creates a very stylish and luxurious look. Among the other uses of this stone, we can mention the use in the Roman, classical facade, the walls of the external and internal spaces of the building (lobby and the visible area of a building). These stones are available in light cream and chocolate colors in the market.

Abegarm Travertine Stone

Abgarm travertine stone is available in the market in cream and chocolate colors, and its high absorbability and glossiness have doubled its beauty. This stone is used as building facade stone and internal wall stone. Also, mass production and abundant mines, reasonable price, uniformity, and high endurance have made it one of the most popular and widely used types of travertine stone available in the market.

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 three 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. A good finish with a shiny surface brings about to be more expensive
  • The less pitted holes, especially on 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 its epoxy quality and note if the surface process (getting dry the resin and epoxy) has been done in the furnace or not? (the process of getting dry the surface epoxy or resin should be done in front of the sun and at natural temperature. otherwise, it’ll cause the stone to lose its lightness with the passage of time)
  • caring about the quality of cutting and edges
  • caring about all pieces to being homochromatic
  • check and compute the cost of the stone at the destination.