Your flooring option dictates how your overall home looks, and that’s why it’s so important to choose the right one. If you’re looking for stone flooring that both looks great and is also functional, travertine tiles are by far the best option. They are durable, sustainable, and slip-proof. This makes them a perfect addition to just about any part of the home. A travertine tile can withstand blunt impact, wind, rain, heat, and just about anything that Mother Nature decides to throw. Thanks to its porous nature, travertine doesn’t build up a lot of heat nor does it keep moisture inside the structure. This means that travertine won’t heat up as much as other stones when left out in the sun. You can walk on it bare-footed without feeling like you’re walking on a heated pan. And this is when you leave it exposed to the elements! Think about how long your travertine tiles will last inside your home.
When you combine this with the fact that they come in various colors and patterns, it’s not hard to see why travertine is such a popular stone flooring choice for many homeowners. If you’re looking to decorate your home with travertine tiles, here’s how to do it:
Do some research and find something you like
As mentioned, there are many different styles of travertine. The stone is an incredibly diverse one, and you will be able to find tiles in tan, white, grey, and charcoal grey. These different tones will give you a different feel, and they will be better suited for different decoration themes. You have to first understand what style of decoration you’re going for and choose a style of tile that matches what you have in mind.
Draw out the pattern
Once you have your travertine choice in mind, you will have to measure out you’re going to lay out the tiles. You can opt for a more delicate pattern like herringbone, French tiles, and diamond, for example. The more delicate the designs are, the more meticulous and thorough you will have to be with the measurements. The attention you put into measuring out the designs will help to make it a better fit.
Choose the right size for the right style
Each specific design will require different sizes of travertine tiles. For example, most herringbone design will require the tiles to be around the 6-by-12 inches, give or take. This is because if the tiles are too big, the design won’t be very visible. On the other hand, if the tiles are too small, they may be quite overwhelming to look at. You can discuss your design with your service provider, as they will often have a professional designer in-house to help you with the designs. This way, you can minimize the margin of error and ensure that you get the best-looking floor by the end of the process.
Make sure you install it according to the blueprint
Once all the planning is done, the next step is to put everything into action. Make sure you have a measurement tape with you at all times so that everything is done according to the blueprint. You don’t want to get distracted while you’re doing this, as that can end in quite a long and tedious repair process. We recommend that you have the blueprint close to you at all times so that you don’t make the rookie mistake of putting the tiles down at the wrong angle.
Do you need assistance in deciding what to use? Contact Stone Select today! We’re happy to