Vein cut and cross cut refers to the direction of cut, the first is perpendicular to the stratification instead the second is parallel to the stratification.
The cutting of travertine is very important as the final result is so different that suggests two different materials, even if they come from the same block. The vein cut, the most common type, shows marked and clear streaks, the layers of sediment run lengthwise. The cross cut, also known as “fleuri-cut and increasingly used, shows patterns that are often circular in shape revealing flowery, the so-called “nuvolature”.
“Filled” or “unfilled” terms pertain to the stone’s voids / porous / holes.
Unfilled travertine means that travertine is not treated therefore it remains in its natural porous state. The holes are exposed creating a rustic-looking finish. Filled travertine means that the travertine’s pores are filled with colour-matched material (cement, mastic, resin), creating a smooth homogenous surface. The filling can be technical, raising the level of resistance and compactness of the travertine, decorative, according to the finishes desired.
The unique textures make it looks timeless, the low colour variation allows each tile to blend perfectly with the next, creating a smooth and sophisticated composition.
Travertine comes in multiple finishes and colour that are suitable for different usage areas.
The beauty of travertine is enhanced thanks to the numerous finishing methods, every finish aims to display the travertine’s natural beauty and thanks to its toughness and compactness KingStone travertine guarantees an excellent polishing without equals.
Travertine is the answer for elegant and exclusive interiors. The neutral chromatism allows endless combinations with other style’s decor. The exclusive texture makes each surface unique.
With respect to the interior wall Travertine finds itself center stage because it gives an incomparable elegance and harmony.
A timeless coating with its own style, that suits every design.
Thanks to its brightness and resistance to stark weather travertine is the right choice for outdoor floorings, for this reason Travertine is present in the meticulous architectonic selections. Travertine floors will not change in time and will be a pleasure to walk on this stone.
Travertine is perfect for facades as exterior walls have to withstand the atmospheric elements: Travertine is always the right choice as it has proved its lasting time and natural elegance. This is the reason why several still standing iconic buildings from antiquity were built in travertine.