Limestone is the softest stone in our range and it comes in polished honed or tumbled.
Travertine is a sedimentary rock, it is a type of Limestone, but it is at a different stage of development.
Our Travertine is resin filled for extra durability and strength, without compromising the features and beauty of the stone.
Travertine can also be used for a number of applications including wetrooms, but it must have extra special treatment between the floor and the stone to ensure it is waterproof.
Limestone is a natural sedimentary rock and most limestone is composed of grains which have been formed by nature into this beautiful material. It is largely made up of skeletal fragments from marine organisms such as coral. Limestone often also contains chert and varying amounts of clay and sand. It contains the minerals calcite and aragonite which are crystal forms of calcium carbonate.
Travertine is a type of Limestone, as is Marble, at a different stage in the formation of the rock.
It often has a fibrous appearance and it naturally forms in a number of colours, from white to tan, from brown to warm rusty colours.
Because of the porous nature of the stone, it often needs to be filled with a resin or cement. This is because the original form is a bit like honeycomb so it needs a filling agent to protect it from damage.
If you would like to see the types of Limestone & Travertine we offer, take a look at our swatches page.