Decor Stone are the Australian distributor’s for Fade Marble. Fade Marble is based in Turkey, distributing travertine and marble throughout the world, boasting 30 quarries and three major production factories. Decor Stone operates out of Burwood and is able to supply around Australia.
So what is Travertine?
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. It is one of the most enduring and sought after stones for flooring, wall tiles and paving in Australia today.
The stone is characterised by pitted holes and troughs in its surface. Although these troughs occur naturally, they suggest signs of considerable wear and tear over time. Some installers use a grout to fill the holes, whereas others leave them open — travertine can be purchased “filled” or “unfilled.” Travertine can also be polished to a smooth, shiny finish, and comes in a variety of colours from grey to coral-red.
Travertine In Use
Decor Stone is committed to supplying top quality travertine and marble products at the best prices available. If you are looking for a single piece or a thousand pallets, please browse through our site, see more of this amazing stone, order samples or make an inquiry.
“Since ancient times, Travertine and Marble have always been a symbol of wealth, opulence and nobility.”
Travertine Tiles Colours
The Manufacturing Process
Travertine and marble is mined from large quarries in Turkey where the stone has been formed over many millions of years. You can see the variance in colour and veins in the raw material which become more vivid in the finished product. The stone is cut into huge blocks and lifted into place on a saw bench which accurately cuts the stone into the desired thickness. Once the tiles and slabs are cut into the desired size, they have their surface and edge finished into one of many options. The surface can be left naturally sawn, it can be honed (satin), polished, brushed (with wire brush) or sandblasted. The surface can also be filled with a resin matching the tile or an unfilled tile can be filled later at the time of grouting.The edge of the tile can be cut square, chiselled or tumbled. The chiselled edge leaves a rough edge which can be left ungrouted or grout can be applied which adds a jagged line to the tile and an extra highlight. A tumbled tile leaves a rounded edge which looks great with no grout line.After the finishing process the tiles are hand sorted into their various colours and the grading process takes place.
Travertine is a porous stone with varying degrees of pitting. The stone is graded by their density and the number and size of holes present. The tiles are then stacked neatly and securely into treated crates ready for shipment. Travertine has formed sixteen huge, natural dams in a valley in Croatia known as Plitvice Lakes National Park. Clinging to moss and rocks in the water, the travertine has built up over several millennia to form waterfalls up to 70 metres (230 ft) in height.