Travertine Surface Engineering
and different operations can be made easily on this product, the need to process this natural stone in different ways has emerged. The operations carried out on the travertine surface are decisive on the usage area and purpose of the travertine. With the final product obtained after passing the travertines through different processes, classical, antique and natural appearances are gained to the places.
Filled and Unfilled Travertine
Due to the natural structure of the travertine, there are small pores in it. Filling these pores with special chemicals is called filling process. When this process is done, travertine reaches a more robust structure. When this process is done, travertine reaches a more robust quality. The main purpose of the filling process is to prevent the water from freezing through the travertine pores and damaging the travertine also in the regions with cold climates in the winter. Thus, the product is not affected by the external environment and its service life is longer. Unfilled Travertine has a more natural texture with its perforated structure without chemical treatment.
Honed and Non-Honed Travertine
Honing process is done with a machine called abrasive. The surface touch up process is applied to the travertines with the stones whose abrasion degrees are specified on the machine. These stones erode the surface and allowing the surface to be smoothed with circular movements. Honing process is applied on travertine stones. In order to prevent the travertine from slippery, the erode process on the travertine surface is called honing. At the end of this process, even if the floor is wet, there is no slipperiness. Our company is the most engaged company about production and sales honed travertine in the industry.
Polished and Unpolished Travertine
Travertines are natural stones in the form of chemical deposits, which are formed by the precipitation of calcium carbonate in the cavities of underground waters, which are in the form of calcium bicarbonate. Polished travertine is obtained by working on the surface of the travertine with tools that can erode the stone, and after the treatment, a smooth appearance is obtained that the surface can reflect the light directly. Unpolished travertine is the name given to untreated travertines that have been removed from the quarries. Travertines are often preferred in living areas as natural healthy stone products, travertines also have hygienic and antibacterial properties. The quarry of these stones from many different geographic regions has made it affordable. Travertine is a special material frequently preferred in community areas and living areas thanks to its robust feature.
Unpolished Travertine is the name of the product that occurs without any treatment on the Travertine.
Cross Cut and Vein Cut Travertine
Travertines are cut into two different types according to their intended use and offered for use. Vein cut is also known as Turkish cut. If the travertine block is cut with vertical water lines, this type of cut is called a vein cut or waterline cut. Stones obtained with Vein-cut technique are often preferred on the floor of bathrooms and pools. In case the block is cut horizontally, this cut is called cross-cut and reverse water cut. Travertines obtained by cross-cut are used for floor covering and facade coverings. The variety of travertine cutting techniques may vary depending on the type of use. Travertine blocks brought to the factories for processing by removing from the quarries are subjected to cutting at our factories.
Weared and Brushed Travertine
During the processing of the travertine, the upper part is tumbled with gravels and wear and brushing process is performed on it. In this way, the travertine gets an old fashion look and a stylish look is obtained. Weared travertines are the preferred type of travertine to give the buildings an antique look. It is preferred in Europe and America because it has a stylish and elegant type in appearance. In particular, these travertine adds an old atmosphere to the structures, which gives this travertine type a unique iconic line. Travertine tumbling and brushing process, which can be easily applied for all travertine colors, adds an original style to the buildings by using them in accordance with the concept in homes, workplaces and luxury buildings.
Patinato and Blasting Travertine
Patinato process is the name given to the application of the surface of the travertine until it gets a worn out look. During this process, special brushes that provide abrasion are used. This process allows the travertine to hold onto the ground better. Patinato is the name given to the surface treatment that is shiny but looks like old. With this process, the travertine has a burnt appearance. Then, this surface is given a bright appearance with the help of patina brushes. The blasting travertine is obtained by breaking the travertine and preserving its natural appearance. These decorative stones are used to decorate the interior and exterior.
Hammering and Sandblasting Travertine
Hammering process is applied with specially produced tools using water or without water. This process can also be done on different natural stones. This process is used to obtain an embossed appearance on the surface of the stone. The main purpose of hammering process is to create a protruding surface on the travertine. Sandblasting process is done by spraying a high pressure sand and water mixture on the surface of the stone. During this process, little abrasions occur on the surface of the stone and small pits are occurred. Thus, travertine gets an ancient and anti-skid appearance. These travertines are made suitable for use in many rustic areas and where there is human traffic, preventing slipping, such as walk way, sidewalks, stair steps.