What is Travertine Tile
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Travertine tile is a sedimentary stone formed by calcite accumulation from mineral-rich, hot springs. Travertine tile contain pits and holes formed by boiling water and sulfur bubbles rising up through the limestone slurry. These holes get filled and the travertine is referred to filled travertine tile. For a more rustic look these pits can be left with out filling. All travertine should be sealed after installation to prevent stains. Some sealants can darken up the natural color of Travertine tile. Travertine tile is commonly used as back splashes in bath tile designs. See travertine tile samples and notice the beauty that stone travertine tile can bring to any floor..
What is Porcelain Tile
Why porcelain tile makes a durable floor covering in Austin Texas
Generally made by the dust pressed method using porcelain clays, which result in a tile that is dense, impervious, fine grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face. Porcelain tile usually have a much lower water absorption rate (less than 0.5%) making it frost proof. Porcelain tiles are much harder and more wear and damage resistant than non-porcelain tiles. Porcelain tiles are suitable in almost all applications with heavy foot traffic.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) say, porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile made by the pressed dust method. Once available to only the most affluent, through-body tile is considered one of the most fashionable choices for floors, walls and countertops. Through-body porcelain tile is made from mixtures of clay, sand and other natural minerals that are shaped into tile and fired at high temperatures. This gives the tile a water absorption less than 0.05%
. Interior/ exterior
.shower and tub surrounds
.floors and walls
What is Slate Tile
Slate tile is now more used on front and back porches in Austin
Slate tile is a fine-grained metamorphic rock. It's main constituents are quartz, chlorite, mica & calcite. Slate is formed when ocean or riverbed sediments are compressed and heated by the earth's crust. Slate is suitable for floors of the interior and exterior of a house. Slate should be sealed to prevent staining..
What is Granite
Granite tile makes great affordable counter tops and back splash accents
Granite tile is made from a rock formed by the cooling down and solidification of the molten magmas and lava. As they cool, crystals form on one another forming a stone. This rock is the earliest form on the planet and and comprises up to 95% of the earths crust. Granite is primarily composed of quartz and feldspar. Granite is usually has a crystalline appearance with variations in shading and colors of its mineral grains.
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