Travertine Flooring in Claremont
A&M Carpets and Flooring has been helping families, business owners, and designers with getting high-quality flooring at affordable rates for over 30 years. We offer travertine flooring for its beautiful, antique appearance and durability. We can help you select the best travertine tiles for your home or business in the Claremont area.
Caring for Travertine Flooring
Travertine flooring is a natural stone and as such it has microscopic pores. This allows liquids and staining agents to penetrate travertine flooring. However, by applying a penetrating sealer and a barrier surface sealer during installation, preserving and cleaning the flooring becomes much easier. When it is properly sealed, you can clean travertine tiles using a damp mop and a mild soap solution.
When you think of travertine flooring, think of ancient architecture. Travertine flooring is not only durable but its wear and tear becomes part of its charm. While it is made to last without showing significant damage from cracks, chips, or scratches, over time a weathering effect can occur. This gives the flooring its own distinct characteristics.
Deciding on what kind of travertine flooring you want is just as important as how it is installed. Travertine flooring is installed in a similar way to ceramic tiles, where a layer of cement board underlayment is placed over the subfloor. Then, the stone tiles are laid with a thin-set adhesive and the joints are filled with grout. It is best to apply a sealer before grouting as the grout can stain the flooring.
It’s very important to make sure your floor structure is strong enough to support travertine tiles. The tiles are very heavy and can lead to bowing or flexing if the subfloor cannot adequately support them.
Types of Travertine Flooring
We can help you decide what type of travertine flooring is best suited for your home.
|Tiles are polished for maximum smoothness giving them a glossy look. These types are the most stain-resistant but also can be slippery.
|Honed tiles have a matte-like finish and are lightly polished. This is the most common stone for indoor floors.
|The stone is treated with a wire brush to give it a matte surface.
|These tiles have rounded edges and corners giving them an ancient look. They are not ideal for areas with high foot traffic.
Choose A&M Carpets & Flooring
If you’re looking for high-quality travertine flooring, our team can help. We will assist you throughout the entire process and ensure you find just the type of flooring you want within your budget. Whether you are starting from scratch or updating your flooring, contact us today.