Travertine Stone

Nowadays, Travertine stone has become one of the best choices to use in buildings as facades and wall cladding with a wide variety of characteristics and textures. travertine also is being used in order to produce stone products like stonemasonry, sculptures, fluted column, cornice, pillar capital, flower-pot and etc. Vazin co. provides the travertine of Iran with the best price and quality.   Read more about the travertine stone at the bottom of the page.

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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 (facadewallfloor) and also to make some stone artifacts (sculpturestone masonry craft  – fountainhandrail, 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.

Texture and Characteristics of Travertine

travertine of iran texture

Travertine stone, with a specific weight of about 2500 kg/m3 with striped texture and without texture, is found in nature in white, chocolate, light and dark cream, yellow, red, and lemon colors.

Travertine consists of many holes and pores and acts as a relative insulator against sounds and heat. The use of this stone as the exterior of buildings has many fans, and one of the main reasons is its resistance and proper strength against sunlight, heat, cold, humidity, and acid rain.

Travertine is most commonly available in tile and 40cm width sizes for facades and floor installations.

Usages of Travertine stone in building

Travertine is generally used in two categories: 1-building materials and 2- stone artifacts.

Here are some of the most common uses of travertine used in projects by residents and builders today:

  1. Facade
  2. Wall cladding
  3. Flooring
  4. In the form of stacked stone – decorative as wall cladding
  5. Stonemasonry crafts
  6. External wall cladding (yard – parking lots) and landscaping
  7. Covering the internal walls of the building’s common spaces (corridor – staircase – lobby)
  8. Covering the inner wall of commercial complexes
  9. Capstone (a piece of stone placed on the wall or the edges of the facade)
  10. Indoor and outdoor floor covering (rarely)
  11. Stonemasonry crafts in facades, especially Roman-style

Travertine Stone Slab

This stone has a warm nature with features such as lower weight, higher adhesion, and often wavy designs in which a traditional and rustic effect is seen. Travertine slab is mainly used in walls and interior facades.

Although the travertine quarries and types have a wide variety in Iran, the processes operating on travertine will play the main role in its usage in the future. For example, travertine stones could have various thicknesses based on cuttings. Each use of travertine in wall cladding, facades, stairs, and floor needs its standard thickness. For example, the thickness of stairs should be about 3 centimeters, and for facade stone, it should be between 1.6 to 1.8. Unlike most other types of stone, this 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 primary 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
iran white travertine tile as wall veneer and facade veneer

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 – $130 depending on the stone quarry 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. These are:

  • Care about its epoxy quality and note if the surface process (getting dry the resin and epoxy) has not been done in the furnace. (drying 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 by 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.

in order to gain your 100% satisfaction and due to some unpredictable happenings like breaking and etc, vazin company will send atleast 1% more than your travertine order without any extra charge.

this offer also includes all stone veneer types and sizes like onyx, marble, granite and etc.
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