In this bathroom project, we realized all the interiors of a contemporary design Villa by using the Classic Roman Travertine (the same used for the construction of the Colosseum). This precious material was used to realize the wall coverings, a bathroom travertine floor and as a raw material for the construction of monolithic travertine bathroom accessories and fittings: in particular, the custom-made sink and the travertine shower base, flush with the floor.
We started from an analysis of the project by talking both with the Owner and with the architect in order to identify the material that, according to colour, vein pattern and technical characteristics, could be better adapted to the various needs of the Customer.
Classic Roman Travertine plastered with cement was finally chosen, as its horizontal vein of a soft and warm color perfectly matched the minimal and sober atmosphere of the rooms.
We went directly to the quarry with the Customer for selecting the travertine stone and there we purchased two large twin blocks so as to guarantee the uniformity of the whole project.
In the furnishing project of this luxury Villa we have created fully custom-made travertine bathroom furniture. The rectangular-shaped sinks of the main bathroom were made of travertine and hanged on an extra clear glass top, on which we added some travertine bathroom accessories such as a roman travertine soap dish and a towel-holder loop.
In the secondary bathroom, there is a wall mounted travertine stone sink, directly anchored on the wall without top. All the washbasins have been custom made, inspired by the design and technology that are the basis of our travertine marble sink with glass top Loto.
The shower, like the rest of the bathroom, is entirely covered in travertine and has a soap dish niche integrated into the travertine cladding as well as a custom-made travertine shower base, flush with the bathroom travertine floor, to create a continuity of the surfaces.
The design of the Travertine floor covering has been developed over a floor area of over 500 square meters, tiled with a large-format travertine tile (approximately 150 x 75 cm), as well as 200 square meters of travertine wall cladding texture in the bathrooms. All traventine floors are 15 mm thick while the whole travertine cladding is 12 mm thick.
The goal was to customize all the stone elements using only one material and the same design so that the marble part turned out to be a sort of unique surface able to connect and to even out all the rooms of the Villa.
Together with the Customer we decided to opt for travertine bathroom floor for its undisputed beauty and durability. People frequently ask “is travertine good for bathroom floors?” Actually, travertine stone besides bringing warmth and charm to the room is a great material for bathrooms; the important thing is to entrust to professionals the choice of the right finish and sealers. Dedalo’s staff has high skills to determine the most effective finish for wet places (thus in order to guarantee skidproof and non-absorbent characteristics).
Roman Travertine has always been an excellent choice for inter
ior and exterior covering also because it is extremely resistant to water, atmospheric agents and temperature changes.
It is a fine-grained limestone sedimentary rock that has been used in building projects for centuries, since the time of the Ancient Romans. Being a sturdy stone, it has always been used both in sculpture and as a covering for walls and floors. Given the high porosity of this natural stone, its colour depends on the oxides it incorporated during its genesis. Generally, the background colour of roman travertine marble ranges from very light white or beige to walnut, with shades ranging from yellow to red. Specifically, the Classic Roma Travertine has a beige-hazel base colour, with veins tending to white.
The most valuable travertine is found in Italy, in the quarries of the Tivoli area, in the same place where the Ancient Romans used to take the stone material to build their cities. The Latins called this material “lapis tiberinus” but then, given the widespread use they made of it for buildings (instead of using the more common tuff stone), it was renamed Travertino Romano, in fact Roman Travertine.
Other important areas of Roman Travertine extraction are found in Umbria, Marche and Tuscany in the Siena area.
In addition to the surfaces we also created Travertine stairs, characterized by the joints on the corners at 45° so as to form steps that recall the appearance of a single block; the whole coordinated with a travertine shower base and a travertine sink in every bathroom.
The result was extremely harmonious and elegant. The perceived quality is very high and the value of the stone project consists in having created a tailor-made space whose precision and sobriety enhances the overall beauty of all the rooms.
Our order management has included all the phases of the project, from finding materials to field surveys, from executive technical drawings to the realization of all the products up to the transport and installation of all the marbles.