What is the marble most used in architecture? It is called Travertine .

What is the marble most used in architecture? It is called Travertine .

Today we would like to talk about the most beautiful material ever, Travertine.

Travertine is a material that is characterized by its shade, in fact its natural colour varies from white walnut milk, through various shades of yellow and red. Another highlight is its grain, in short, it is the ideal material for producing a wide range of projects for both the interior design and external use.

Always sought after, it is the decorative material par excellence, able to give vent to designers’ emotions and creativity who prefer to use it, used by great sculptors and architects important throughout history for its unparalleled, for the great aesthetic, extreme versatility and functionality of its surfaces.

Initially the Lapis Tiburtinus ** ** (travertine), extracted mainly from the quarries of Tivoli, was used for structural function, only later was it also used for aesthetic purposes, rendering it the prince of materials for many centuries.

So the main travertine basins are located in the Lazio territory, but there are several quarries in Umbria, Tuscany and Marche.

During the reign of Augustus the Roman travertine was recognized as a noble material, becoming the protagonist in the most significant and representative architecture of the society, such as the Teatro Marcello and the Esquilino Roman Gate, the Colosseum, Santa Maria del Popolo, the Fountain in Piazza

Navona and in the eighteenth century used for the Trevi Fountain and still many other monuments.

But what are the most recommended applications for this material?

• Since this material is extremely elegant with a timeless charm, its main use is for flooring ** ** chic interiors and taste of the past, but it is interesting to use in an environment where you want to bring out the contrast between classical and modern . So for interior finishes we recommend polished of

honed finish, while external paving , we recommend bushammered which also provides the anti-slip surface.

• Thanks to its resistance and its docility travertine is well suited for vertical cladding both inside and outside of homes, such as building facades, cladding on walls and balustrades.

• Being a very soft material, is very well suited to fabrication, so it is highly recommended to make solid stone sinks for bathroom and kitchen environment or decorative elements such as frames, portals, capitals, handrails and fireplaces.