Travertine Stairs and Steps

modern stairs and steps in travertine

Travertine stairs have an incomparable and timeless charm. They are one of Dedalo Stone flagships and an undisputed symbol of luxury as well as modernity. However, travertine is not actually a variety of marble from a technical point of view: this is because it is not a metamorphic rock but a sedimentary one, even if it is commonly defined as marble by convention.

In fact, its appearance and finish including coloring and veins (marble aesthetic characteristics par excellence) exactly recall this noble material. Beyond these technicalities, travertine recalls antiquity, the splendor of the Roman era and these are surely reasons why its sediments are still rich and active in central Italy.

Nowadays, travertine is widely used for both indoor and outdoor applications, it is quite resistant and ductile but also hard and porous. Travertine is a material that generally requires polishing and smoothing treatments, especially if it is installed outdoors.

The pores of the stone are commonly grouted with cement by marble workers using colors as close as possible to the shade of the travertine, in order to ensure greater uniformity of the surface.

There are many different types and colors of this material: bush-hammered or cobbled travertine is usually used in particular for the construction of travertine outdoor steps. These types of processing make travertine take on that particular and natural or antiqued mood and make travertine coverings even more fascinating. This type of finish is particularly suitable for travertine stairs or travertine stepping stones for the garden in rustic settings, country houses and period homes to create that typical lived-in effect.

Among the most famous and spectacular travertine stairs in history we remember the Spanish Steps in Rome, and the same travertine today also dominates the Trevi Fountain and was also used for the construction of the illustrious Teatro Marcello, also in the capital.

Finally, we remind you that, in addition to the travertine stairs, this marble-like material is ideal for covering bathrooms, kitchens and for furnishing any room in the home and workplaces with extreme taste, elegance and vibrant liveliness.

For the cladding of the internal travertine stairs, a classic Roman travertine with a smooth finish can be used, in order to create a contemporary mood.

Types of travertine for stairs and Steps

As previously mentioned, travertine stairs are able to furnish in a noble but also rustic way, thanks to the different colors available and also to the particular selectable finishes. Dedalo Stone in particular, a leading Company in the production of indoor and outdoor coverings and furnishings in marble, stone and onyx, will be able to accompany the Customer in the ideal choice. Dedalo Stone will be able to take each project to heart, looking for the best solutions, both aesthetic and functional, to make every space unique, usable, safe and naturally beautiful and luxurious. Even the choice of the veins, of the single slabs is fundamental for the success of an environment, including travertine tile stairs, and here is a short list of the types of travertine indicated for the creation of magnificent travertine stairs.

modern travertine stepping stones

Roman travertine Stairs: it is the classic rock from the quarries in the Tivoli area that the Ancient Romans used for the construction and decoration of buildings and monuments in Rome, including the Colosseum. It is wonderful both indoors and outdoors.

The light walnut travertine Stairs: it has a very warm brown color with light, almost white veins, while the dark version has tone-on-tone veins and a slightly darker background that is reminiscent of the walnut husk. Walnut travertine steps are perfect for rustic or retro environments, but it can also warm a total white environment or characterized by wooden furnishings with light and dark effects.

White travertine Stairs: it tends to be ivory and has very light veins that fade into all shades, light and dark, of the same ivory and very light cream.

The red travertine Stairs: it is much more striking than the others described, it has characteristic streaks that turn to brick red and that alternate with other very evident cream, beige streaks. The red travertine stairs will heat the rustic homes with great elegance, but they can also revive minimal or eclectic environments giving great warmth and elegance.

Similarly, travertine tile steps can take on a different allure also thanks to the different finishes that can be practiced on it: here are some variables and varieties.
The brushed travertine stairs: they have an orange peel appearance with a slightly wavy texture and silky to the touch.

Travertine steps in polished travertine: thanks to this finish they offer exalted colors, the veins are emphasized and have a decidedly increased brightness and intensity.

Travertine stairs in antiqued travertine: this material undergoes ad hoc finishes that are able to increase the “worn” effect, indeed antiqued. Compared to the stairs in raw travertine, these are ideal in liberty or period environments, the rough finish is perfect for rustic rooms and contexts.

The resin-coated travertine stairs: are in themselves made with a resinous mixture that imitates the allure of travertine marble; in this way the material is waterproof, anti-scratch, durable over the years without deteriorating. It is an ideal solution for high-traffic staircases, for exteriors or interiors of public or private use.

Furthermore, the travertine block can be cut into slabs following two “cutting directions”, called “vein cut” and “cross cut”. The result is travertine tile steps with different visual characteristics. In the cross cut, perhaps the most used, the streaks related to the sedimentation stages are more evident, while with vein cut, we obtain slabs with a more homogeneous bottom in which the typical clouding of the material stands out.

Travertine stairs for outdoors and indoors

works in travertine

Travertine marble, a sedimentary and limestone rock material, is ideal for the construction of indoor and outdoor staircases. It is very resistant, incredibly spectacular, perfect in combination with the most different styles of furniture and architectures in terms of age and design.

Its resistance to time and wear is visible to all, just think of the artistic and historical monuments still visible today, and mentioned above.

Thanks to a professional and leading Company in the sector like Dedalo Stone, it will be easy to create internal travertine stairs that are beautiful, functional and that have colors and finishes appropriate to the context and to the Customer’s needs.

The same also applies to travertine outdoor steps that can open the way to guests in private homes, museums, or in public structures with a strong institutional character. Choose excellence for your projects, contact Dedalo Stone.

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