What is Honed vs. Polished? Seems like an easy questions for most but if you're not familiar with different tile finishes than it might not be so simple. We want to help clarify that for you so you're selecting the right finish for your project. Honed and Polished are both standard finishes for tile when talking about natural stone Travertine, Marble, Granite, Limestone, or Slate.
When calculating the amount of Natural Stone Tile or Pavers you need for your project ordering the correct amount of overage is an important part. There is a rule of thumb within the industry when working with Travertine, Limestone, or Marble Tile which is ordering at least 10-12% overage for your project. This overage is important to cover waste, miscuts, and any material that is broken or chipped during installation or when pulled out of the pallet. The main focus for this is making sure you have the correct amount of material to properly complete your project and that you're not left short which can cost you time, money, and frustration.
As temperatures rise progressively higher in the coming months, there's a distinct possibility homeowners will be getting their properties prepared for an exciting spring and summer season. Amongst many spring cleaning and landscaping projects, one might choose to take into consideration taking a second look at backyard pools and patio areas.
Create A Stylish Pool Deck With Travertine Pavers. Travertine Pavers (and Pool Coping) around swimming pools creates stunning backyard environments with pools occupying their rightful place as crown jewels of recreation. In so many cases home owners motivated by the mistaken impression of high cost may choose some man-made, inferior product like stamped concrete that simply doesn’t possess the particular properties inherent with travertine pavers that make them so attractive.
While polling real estate agents recently on what buyers really prefer in homes there was a resounding nod towards the use of real stone such as travertine, granite, limestone, etc., over any man-made products available. “Real stone has an inherent value for resale of homes”, states Ronnie Graves of Prudential California. In fact, the #1 question that gets asked by prospective buyers during most home walkthroughs is “Are the floors and countertops real stone?”
Rock Bottom Tile & Stone LLC is an online natural stone tile importing and distribution company founded to bring the highest quality natural stone to our customers at the absolute best prices. Our commitment is to provide excellence in quality, price and service.