Buying stone can be confusing. If you’re unsure of anything we’re here to help you. We also work closely with Stone & Slate Discounts which stocks a range of other stone as well such as bluestone, sandstone, granite and many more. Our stone experts are here to help you make the right decision to suit your unique renovation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Travertine
- What is travertine?
- What is the difference between travertine and limestone?
- What is the difference between travertine and marble?
About Travertine Tiles Warehouse:
- Why are your travertine prices so cheap?
- Where does your travertine come from?
- Where is your showroom located?
What is travertine?
Travertine is a natural stone (made in a similar way to limestone). It is a rock deposited from hot springs.
The colours range from beige, white, cream to silver, grey and charcoal depending on the type of travertine stone.
In its most natural form, travertine stone has holes and voids in the surface textures. Some renovators choose to have these holes filled for personal aesthetic reasons.
Travertine has been used around the world for thousands of years as a versatile building material. The most classic example is the Colosseum in Rome (which is made entirely from travertine stone).
It has always been a popular building stone because it has many practical properties. Travertine is known for being a very strong, durable stone. It is also weather and water resistant.
What is the difference between travertine and limestone?
The difference between travertine and limestone are listed here:
- Travertine is a form of limestone. Limestone is formed at the bottom of lakes and oceans. Whereas, limestone that is made from thermal hot springs is known as travertine stone.
- When travertine is formed, the thermal springs typically create holes and voids in the stone. Limestone is formed from lakes and oceans, therefore it doesn’t have these surface holes.
- Travertine has a higher resistance to scratching, heat and stains.
What is the difference between travertine and marble?
The difference between travertine and marble is the way they are both types of limestone but they were created differently.
- Marble is born from limestone underwater that has gone through metamorphosis with the pressure of high temperatures over a long period of time. Whereas, travertine is deposited from hot springs on land.
- Because it is easier to work with, travertine is a more popular building material.
- Natural travertine generally costs more than cultured marble. However, natural marble is very expensive.
Why are your travertine prices so cheap?
At Travertine Tiles Warehouse, we aim to make our great quality travertine and limestone as accessible as possible for everyday Australians. That is our mission. Therefore, we have gotten the reputation for the cheapest travertine tiles and pavers in Australia!
However, this does NOT mean that we have compromised on quality. Rather, the opposite…
We work directly with the best quarries from around the world. As the direct contact, there are NO middle men here. We are not just a mere stone retailer like our competitors. Therefore, we make sure our customers are reaping the savings instead.
Keep an eye out for any sales and specials. These happen if we need to clear stock out of our warehouse to make way for new stone.
Where does your travertine come from?
Our current travertine stock comes from premium quarries in Turkey.
At Travertine Tiles Warehouse, we travel the world to source the best quality travertine and limestone for you. We deal directly with the quarries for quality control and that they meet Australian and New Zealand standards.
Where is your showroom?
We operate out of the one location at: 2/12 Princes Highway, Doveton VIC.
If you’re nearby, please drop in and say hi! We’re open Monday – Friday (7.30am – 5pm) and Saturdays (9am – 4pm). Closed on Sundays and Victorian public holidays.
We encourage you to take the time to have a look, feel and make an informed decision. You’re also welcome to pick up some free samples to take home.
If you can’t make it to our showroom in Doveton VIC, we encourage you to check out our online virtual showroom. It’s the next best thing to being here!
If you’re an interstate customer, we highly recommend requesting FREE express posted samples to your home. This is a great way to understand the quality and natural textures of your travertine stone before you make a purchase.
All our products are available for delivery Australia wide.
What happens if my stone arrives damaged on delivery?
We will replace the stone for you free of charge.
We have close relationships with our transportation companies who have had years of experience delivering thousands of tonnes of our travertine all over Australia.
Therefore, it is an extremely rare occurrence for our travertine to arrive damaged. If this is the case for your delivery, please contact us immediately (call: (03) 9706 9796), so we can arrange to get your stock replaced.
What is your refund policy?
If you’ve bought products and you’ve changed your mind, you’re welcome to get a refund. If the product has been laid or installed, we cannot offer a refund. Please take the time to check your products once they’ve been delivered.