Frequently asked questions about Travertine Pavers in Melbourne

Travertine tiles and pavers are popular choices in Melbourne and Geelong homes because they boast beautiful warm tones whilst being known for their strength. Our Travertine tiles and pavers come in an array of colours to fit just about any colour scheme. Because of their popularity we have decided to answer some of Melbourne’s most frequently asked questions about Travertine tiles and pavers.

Are Travertine Tiles Durable?

Travertine tiles are naturally dense, hard-wearing and durable, often Travertine tiles in Melbourne need very little maintenance. Travertine tiles have pitted holes on their surface, which are naturally occurring and may come filled or unfilled. Talk to one of our specialists about the purpose of your Travertine tiles, and they can advise you whether you should seek filled or unfilled travertine tiles or pavers.  

What are Travertine Pavers used for?

Travertine tiles and pavers can be used just about anywhere in Melbourne and Geelong. They are suitable for wall or floor installation and bring an especially unique look to swimming pools and courtyards.

In Melbourne, Travertine tiles and pavers are often used for tiled bathroom floors bathrooms and bathroom walls. Travertine tiles can even be used to create fantastic tile patterns in your kitchen, which can help bring balance and lightness to your kitchen.

Do you Need to Seal Travertine Tiles before Grouting?

It is highly recommended to seal Travertine tiles and pavers before grouting due to the chemical sensitivity of the stone. This is usually recommended as it acts as a grout release, and can assist in the grout clean up process, once the travertine is installed. It’s important to seal your Travertine tiles because acidic cleaners cannot be used to remove grout residue, once again due to the chemical sensitivity of Travertine tiles and pavers.

Can you use Travertine Pavers and tiles in the shower?

Yes you can. Since Travertine tiles and pavers are a natural stone, it is important to seal your Travertine tiles with a suitable sealer before installing them in a shower or any other moisture-prone area. Here in Melbourne and Geelong it’s also important to seal your Travertine tiles and pavers if they will be outside in the rain or around a pool. Sealing is easy and can be done by yourself . If require tips and hints for sealing feel free to contact RMS Traders.

How is Travertine made?

Travertine is a naturally occurring stone, and it is part of the limestone family. Travertine is formed when minerals dissolved in groundwater are deposited on the earth’s surface by rivers, natural springs or geysers which form calcium carbonate.

Now you can probably see why Travertine tiles and pavers are among the most popular natural stones around. With their unique and differing colours as well as their strength, durability and multiple finishes, there really are Travertine tiles for every home.

If you’d like to discuss how our Travertine tiles or pavers can be used in your Melbourne or Geelong home, contact us today.