411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

All That You Wanted to Know About Chiller Systems

One of the biggest causes for concern in an organization that uses industrial machinery is the machines malfunctioning. Overheating is one of the...

on Feb 21, 2018

What to Do After Being Locked Out of Your House?

What if we come home after a hard day at work and find ourselves keyless at the main door. The first reaction of anyone in this situation would be...

on Feb 21, 2018

Things You Can do to Maintain Your House

The best way to maintain your house is by doing the house renovation and maintenance. A renovation is changing the entire settings of the house....

on Feb 21, 2018

Creative Shower Ideas for your Bathroom

Showers are so important in our lives. Not only they are necessary for everyday cleaning but having a comfortable shower space soothes our mental...

on Feb 21, 2018

Creative Ideas That will Transform Your Home in 2018

With the dawn of a new year emerges new remodeling ideas. In 2018 the options are fun, eclectic, and endless. Whether you are planning to sell your...

on Feb 20, 2018

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.

Kitchen / Bathrooms 1833 Views

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

New Uses for Old Things: 10 Ways to Repurpose Old Items

Our landfills are growing by the second -- but there’s plenty that we can do to help, while also adding some extra functionality or style in our...

Interior Design / Decor

Great Gadgets That are a Must for Every Kitchen

There are certain electronic gadgets and cooking tools that must be a part of every kitchen. They make cooking easier, help you in cleaning up, and...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

The Rise of Electronic Locks

Due to the sophistications and technology, electronic locks are obviously more expensive than manual key locks. The difference is that electronic...

Safety / Security

Painting Metal Outdoor Furniture

Scrub soil, dust and other blimishes with detergent and water. If you have a pressure washer this could be very helpful. With a wire brush, steel...

Painting / Wallpaper

Plumbing Repairs Done By You

You don’t have to be an expert plumber for simple plumbing repairs. Don't waste your money on small leaks when they could be fixed by a simply...

Plumbing / Basements

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2018