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.
Versailles pattern, also known as the French pattern, is currently among the most popular natural stone flooring styles used for both indoor and outdoor flooring in custom residential construction and remodels. The Versailles pattern is trademarked by a four size pattern and is offered in most natural stones including Travertine, Marble, Limestone, and Slate. Natural stone imported from all over the world can be found in this format, especially travertine tile which offers the largest selection of color variations and finishes in the Versailles pattern (French pattern).
Travertine is a banded, compact type of limestone* formed near streams and hot or cold springs where calcium carbonate is deposited and evaporation results in a calcite-rich supersaturated solution. It is one of the most frequently used and sought after natural stones in today’s modern architecture landscape. The process of its formation results in some incredible geological phenomena throughout the world, from Turkey to China to Spain to Guatemala to Yellowstone National Park right here in the United States. These breathtaking occurrences generally take the form of large terraces, pools or “walls," and are indicative of the natural beauty that travertine and limestone possess. Several examples of these pools and terraces are shown below:
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