Travertine is a kind of sedimentary stone that is common in Italy. Like marble, travertine is a form of limestone. When limestone is put under a lot of pressure for a long time (thousands of years), it can turn into travertine, the way peat turns into coal.
If the travertine is left under pressure for thousands more years, it can turn into marble, the way carbon can turn into diamonds. So travertine is a kind of stone that is about halfway in between limestone and marble. Travertine is finer than limestone, but not as fine as marble.
Convenience of Processing of Iran Travertine
Travertine is easily polished. Travertine is a fairly soft and porous stone; therefore it is easy to drill. When a mason works with travertine floor tiles they are able to form these to suit the perfect form that the individual has in mind and at the same time be able to bring about the best of aesthetic features.
Durability of Iran Travertine
Ancient Romans built the exterior of the Coliseum using travertine, a stone prized for its beauty and durability. Iran originated travertine are one of the most rigid and durable travertine in the world.
Water Resistance of Iran Travertine
Water absorption factor of Travertine is low (1.5%), so it can be used for finishing of bathrooms, pools, and fountains.
Frost Resistance of Iran TravertineTravertine
is not sensitive to weather, and can in fact be considered one of the longest-lasting despite its porous, non-resistant appearance. In reality, water doesn’t manage to penetrate it very far, due to the largeness of the cavities and to the fact that its porosity is internal, mostly below the surface.
Thermo stability of Iran Travertine
Heat does not influence on Iran travertine, so it can be used for fireplaces or to finishing of premises, where temperatures essentially exceed usual temperature.