travertine Tag Archive

Is it recommended to use mosaic Noce travertine on a shower floor if it is sealed, or is it too porous?

Published on June 2, 2011 By jackwilson

We’re remodeling a bathroom and I’ve heard conflicting information about shower floors. The natural stone is 1" x 1" tumbled noce travertine to be professionally installed and sealed in a 4 x6′ area on the floor of the shower. One designer said it is too porous and is not recommended. A reference book does recommend […]

Quality of stone flooring?

Published on March 10, 2011 By jackwilson

I bought a limestone tile that is 10mm thick. When the fitter saw the tiles, he commented on how dense and good quality they were, not at all like travertine which tends to be like honeycomb and really weak. He also made a comment at another time about how tiles shouldn’t crack once laid because […]

KnockDown – The honing process for a natural stone floor

Published on February 15, 2011 By jackwilson

Aqua Mix KnockDown™ is a non-acidic, honing powder that removes light surface scratches, moderate acid etching, and wear patterns and produces an even, flat, honed finish. It is excellent for safely honing polished marble, limestone, or travertine to a smooth honed surface where a honed, unpolished finish is desired. Uses: Limestone, marble, travertine & cement […]

How To Clean and Seal Travertine Floor – By Hand

Published on February 4, 2011 By jackwilson Scrub clean, rinse and seal travertine floor all done by hand! Remove all dirt, grease etc, rinse stone floor to neutralise then apply 3 coats of impregnator to seal Related Stone Flooring, Stone Countertops, Stone Installation and Stone Products Blogs

Removing old tiles to install new ceramic tile for Oakville homeowner

Published on August 23, 2010 By jackwilson Ceramic Tiles Installation in Toronto, Mississauga and Oakville For a Free Estimate call Home Renovators Canada 905.486.9836 Home Renovators Canada – Our Tile Setters and Stone Masons work with many different types of travertine, granite, marble, porcelain, saltillo, mosaic tile, glaze tile, slate, slab, flagstone, tumble, stone, glass tile, coronado, bricks and stone veneer […]

Natural Stone Travertine Marble

Published on August 21, 2010 By jackwilson

Alaturca Natural Stone has the expertise to meet all your specialized requirements. We tailor our services to ensure optimal results from the product selection and specification all the way through to project completion. Alaturca Natural Stone also understands the needs of homebuyers. From aesthetic to practical considerations, the tile or stone product a homebuyer chooses […]

How to Lay Floor Tile

Published on August 9, 2010 By jackwilson

Several “how to” illustrations on the best way to layout floor tile in your home for home improvement. Related Stone Flooring, Stone Countertops, Stone Installation and Stone Products Blogs

stone looking kitchen counters?

Published on July 22, 2010 By jackwilson

I lke the look of travertine or another ‘stoney’ look, i DO NOT like the look of granite. Granite tends to look to ‘man made’ to me. I hear travertine is too pourous and easily cracked for the kitchen…what else will look very stone like without being pourous. IS it possible to use some type […]

Bridgepoint Systems Announces Spinergy™ Stone Polishing Pads

Published on July 6, 2010 By jackwilson

For hundreds of years marble polishing has been an extremely specialized field. Because of the complex nature of natural stone there has been hundreds of polishing methods and compounds used to transform a dull rock into a beautiful highly polished surface. Until now, only a skilled craftsman could even begin to understand which methods and […]

What do you think about travertine, marble, and limestone surfaces for decorating?

Published on May 3, 2010 By jackwilson

Basically, if you were to rank these choices in stone surfaces in order of which you’d prefer, what would that order be and why? What do each type of stone for tile, countertops, wall-cladding, or other surfaces communicate to you – practicality, look, atmosphere (luxury, affluence, budget surface, etc)? Tell me your opinions, homeowners! Related […]