Roman Travertine

roman travertine

Roman Travertine is a natural stone that forms from the accumulation of calcium carbonate deposits in thermal waters. Travertine is a sedimentary rock that can be found throughout the world, but is most common in Italy, particularly in the Tivoli area, near Rome (hence the common name “Roman Travertine”).

How Roman travertine is born

Rome Travertine is a sedimentary rock that forms when waters rich in calcium carbonate are released from carbon dioxide. This chemical reaction, called “karst phenomenon”, causes the precipitation of calcium carbonate in the form of encrustations.

roman travertine slabs

Characteristics of Roman Travertine

  • Roman travertine is a versatile material that can be used in a variety of applications, both interior and exterior. Here are some of the most common applications of Roma Travertine:
  • Coloration: Roman Travertine color vary from white to beige (Roman beige Travertine), brown, gray (very famous is the Roman silver Travertine) and even black. Travertine color is determined by the chemical composition of the rock and the conditions in which it was formed.
  • Texture: Roman Travertine has a porous texture that can be seen as small cavities or holes. This texture is due to the way the rock was formed, with deposits of calcium carbonate building up on top of each other.
  • Hardness: Roman classic Travertine is a hard stone that can resist wear and traffic. It is also weather resistant, making it a good choice for outdoor use.
  • Durability: Roman Travertine marble is a durable material that can last for centuries. It was used by the ancient Romans to build some of their most famous buildings, including the Colosseum and the Pantheon.

Applications of Roman travertine

  • Travertino Romano is a versatile material that can be used in a variety of applications, including:
    Floors: one of the most popular solutions are Roman Travertine floors, both for internal and external environments. Rome Travertine floors are durable, resistant and can be polished for an even more elegant appearance.
  • Wall coverings: another wonderful solution is the travertine wall. Roman travertine, in fact, can be used to clad both internal and external walls. Even simply travertine thresholds are able to add a touch of elegance and refinement to a particular environment.
  • Furniture: Roman travertine can be used to make a variety of furniture, including tables, chairs, cabinets and more. It is a durable and strong material that can last for years.
  • Sculptures: Roman travertine is a popular material for sculpture. It is easy to work with and can be used to create a variety of shapes and sizes.

Ultimately, marmo Travertino Romano is a unique natural material that adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any environment.

Historical notes on Roman travertine

Rome Travertine has a long history of use. It has been used since Roman antiquity to construct some of their most famous buildings, including the Colosseum and the Pantheon.Roman beige travertine was a material much appreciated by the ancient Romans and ideal for the construction of important buildings.
Here are some examples of buildings and structures made of Travertino Romano:

  • Colosseum (1st century AD)
  • Pantheon (1st century AD)
  • Baths of Caracalla (2nd century AD)
  • Trevi Fountain (18th century)
  • Palace of Italian Civilization (20th century)

You can request slabs, blocks or design processes to furnish your space in Roman Travertine.

Material: Travertine
Color: Beige
Origin: Italy
Uses: Coverings, Floor, Bathroom, kitchen etc.
Surface: Polished, honed, hammered, flamed, chiseled etc.

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