It’s not the same fry and fry lightly. Both are cooking techniques but with a ‘small’ difference: the temperature at which the ingredients are cooked. Something similar happens with marbles and travertines. These stones have a common denominator – they belong to the limestone family – but the key stays in the origin. Both marbles and travertines suffer high pressure and temperatures but  while marbles are metamorphic rocks, travertines are sedimentary rocks; formed in thermal caves and limestone caves.

If you look closely, the appearance between one natural stone and the another one is not the same. A more uniform and satin surface, or even with certain brightness, makes marble unmistakable in front of the roughness and rusticity showned by travertine, with its characteristic and small holes.

Another great difference between marbles and travertine lies in the color palette. The wide spectrum of colors offered by marble is another sign of identity; next to his veined pattern. To the light tones (white, gray, beige, etc.) is added the incredible contrast of bright and more striking tones such as pink, blue, green and, even, black. Meanwhile, travertine moves more in a spectrum of earth tones (cream, brown, gold and even reddish), perfect for a natural touch full of warmth.

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Uses of marbles and travertine

Both are hard stones, so they are perfectly valid for home, resisting both heat and natural daily wear.   But depending on the job we’re going to give you, we’ll find one or the other material more suitable.

Generally, higher cost and care required by marble makes travertine the best choice for larger projects. If, on the other hand, we have a more flexible budget then marble can be simply dazzling: in halls, living rooms of high standing properties or as decoration of walls, ceilings or countertops. Another option is, if we do not want to give up the undeniable beauty and distinction of marble, we can use it in small spaces such as bathrooms or fireplaces. Although in detail, it will not go unnoticed.

It should be noted that, although the lower cost, if our choice is a travertine we will be choosing a durable and resistant material but with a similar quality than marble. Sanded and sealed, travertine tiles can be perfectly used on the floor of homes, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor spaces. Outdoors it’s where they get the most out of them. Its rough and porous surface make it ideal for pool areas, such as non-slip ground.

With proper maintenance and color choice we can choose between the two options, although marble demands a little more attention. The wear and tear caused by the time may require the care of a professional who will advise us to enjoy for many years of the eternal beauty of these natural stones.

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 Whether in business or at home from La Vina Marbles we want to show you the wide  range of possibilities that our exclusive marbles and travertines offer, from the moment of your choice to getting the best finish for your project.