What's the difference between Travertine and Marble? What is Travertine in Turkey?

The historical history of Travertine and Marble, which are natural stones, dates back to very ancient times. Travertine is a type of porous natural stone that occurs as a result of the precipitation of calcium carbonate dissolved in groundwater on earth. It has a fossiliferous and porous structure due to its structure caused by the formation of travertine. But especially the gaps in travertines do not pose serious problems to a certain extent and are not considered defects. Travertines, which are colored according to the minerals contained in the natural spring water, consist of colors such as gray, cream, yellow, brown and red.





Marble, on the other hand, is a type of rock with a carbonate composition, such as limestone, dolomite, which undergoes the process of metamorphism (metamorphism) and bears the traces of metamorphism. Rocks containing a high percentage of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and a small amount of magnesium carbonate (MgCO3) and other metal oxides are called genuine marbles.



Differences Between Travertine Decking and Marble Countertops

Travertine and marble countertops, tables and decorative items are used almost everywhere in living quarters, providing excellent decorative appearance. If you look at the difference between marble and travertine, travertine creates a brighter looking, healthier and more durable structure. Marble is one step ahead of travertine in terms of heat and coolness. Marble is preferred in the selection of stones, especially in the bathhouse, kitchen and similar places.



Two identical types of items made of travertine and marble sometimes do not give the same reaction for the space and design to be used. These two natural stones, which are especially preferred in pool, bathroom and bathroom products, differ in durability depending on the use. While marble can easily adapt to the platform in all respects, travertine is not very preferred in pool coatings with its porous and softer structure, but it is at least as durable as marble in bathroom and pool side coatings.


Marble surface requires patination for maintenance (wiping-polishing) in certain periods and non-slip on watery floors, while travertine; The surface to be used before installation and according to the purpose of use, anti-slip and sealing (Impregnation) applications must be passed. In addition, a material made of travertine, floor or coating does not need periodic maintenance. While the marble surface is irritated and weak in the face of acidic cleaners, travertine is quite resistant to chemicals compared to marble. In addition, travertine is easier to process than marble and accepts polishing more quickly in terms of polishing.

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