Travertine

Travertine is a natural stone that has many uses. Centredart  use only the finest examples of Travertine to handcraft our bespoke fireplaces.

OnceTravertine is often used as a building material. The Romans mined deposits of travertine for building temples, aqueducts, monuments, bath complexes, and amphitheaters such as the Colosseum, the largest building in the world constructed mostly of travertine.

 

Travertine is one of several natural stones that are used for paving patios and garden paths. It is sometimes known as travertine limestone or travertine marble; these are the same stone, although travertine is classified properly as a type of limestone, not marble. The stone is characterised by pitted holes and troughs in its surface. Although these troughs occur naturally, they suggest signs of considerable wear and tear over time. Some installers use a grout to fill the holes, whereas others leave them open — travertine can be purchased "filled" or "unfilled." It can also be polished to a smooth, shiny finish, and comes in a variety of colors from grey to coral-red. Travertine is most commonly available in tile sizes for floor installations.

 

Travertine is one of the most frequently used stones in modern architecture. It is a commonly use for façades, wall cladding, and flooring. The lobby walls of the modernist Willis Tower (1970) (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago are made of travertine. Architect Welton Becket frequently incorporated travertine into many of his projects. The first floor of the Becket-designed UCLA Medical Center has thick travertine walls. Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe used travertine in several of his major works, including the Toronto-Dominion Centre, S.R. Crown Hall and the Farnsworth House.

 

Centredart Fireplaces has produced an exclusive portfolio of bespoke fireplace designs incorporating travertine into the fireplace to provide a stunning contrast feature.

 

Once our customers have decided to on a travertine fireplaces they can choose from a range of travertine types and decide if they want their fireplace to incorporate filled travertine or unfilled travertine.

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