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A calcareous stone mainly made of calcium carbonate. travertine is sensitive to acids.

Travertine – Natural Stone Tile

Natural Stone Selection – Travertine.

Choosing the right natural stone for your surfacing project;  be it backsplash, countertops, walls or flooring tile, depends upon knowing the attributes of the stone with which you will be working. So, let consider the natural stone called “Travertine.”

Any stone capable of taking a polish, with the exception of granite, is known commercially as “Marble.”  These calcareous stones are made of mainly calcium carbonate. Marbles are sensitive to acids; including cleaning products and foods like citrus fruits, vinegar, wine, tomatoes, etc. They require different cleaning procedures than siliceous stones like granite. These types of stones include limestone, travertine and onyx.

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