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A Beautiful Addition to any Kitchen is Travertine Kitchen Countertops

by Guest on Mar 12, 2010

A travertine kitchen countertop come in shades from coral reds to tan and many colors in between so you have lots of choices. Travertine belongs to the marble and limestone family so it is not the hardest stone in the entire world so make sure you keep that in mind when you are deciding on this type. Because it belongs to the same family as marble it has that same beauty but witha more natural look then marble. Travertine is available in either slabs or as tiles and if you go for tiles those will vary in size from small mosaic type tiles to large 36" squares.

Formed from spring water coming through the layers of limestone and then evaporates. During the formation of travertine it is essentially limestone mixed with other minerals and the result is travertine stone. The texture and porosity come from trapped gas bubbles and when the gas escapes it forms crystals which are what give it that look.

Travertine has a very uneven texture the gives it a natural rugged look. The last finish is called tumbled and it ends with a more weathered look then either polished or matte finish.

Pros:

-Beautiful look and feel
-If properly sealed it will resist stains and scratching

Drawbacks:

When compared to other types of stone travertine kitchen countertops are on the low side of the price range, costing somewhere between $5-15 dollars per sq. Installation cost is also a lot lower than most other types of stone and will be around the same cost as most laminates. If you are a do-it-yourselfer with a good amount of experience you can work with the tile version of the travertine without much problems but if you want slabs you should really hire a professional to do the job. {If you want the look and feel of stone but can't afford the cost travertine kitchen countertops are perfect kitchen countertop choice for your family.

If the look of stone is what you want but without the price than travertine kitchen countertops might be a perfect travertine kitchen countertops or just for general about which kitchen countertop material is available for your kitchen check out my website.

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