Travertine Classic from Turkey – Cross Cut Finishings

On this video, we are going to introduce you to a great type of natural stone from Turkey: the Travertine Classic, with a cross-cut structure. We are going to talk about this wonderful travertine and more specifically about its main surface finishings. 

The Travertine Classic from Turkey is considered a very versatile type of travertine, which can normally accept a wide range of surface finishings. And in particular the cross-cut structure, because it has less breakage during finishing, because is a little more resistant than the vein-cut structure. So, we are talking about a fairly resistant type of travertine, very versatile, which is very easy to work and has potential for a wide range of surface finishings. On this article, we will introduce you to the range of surface finishings of the Travertine Classic, by dividing this into interior finishings and exterior finishings.

The surface finishings we present here are by no means the only ones available, but in fact these are what can be considered as main-stream, or simply, most common ones used on the vast majority of projects in Turkey but also wordwide. We present the same surface finishings with the surface of the travertine filled and unfilled, for a proper comparison.

Travertine Classic cross-cut – interior finishings

Here, we will present 6 surface finishings that are most commonly used on interior applications. These are very common types of finishings for such use and represent large demand. These are:

  • Brushed (filled): by brushing the surface of the stone, we keep the natural colour of the stones, but adding an anti-slippery capacity to it. This anti-slippery is not very intense, but may be enough for a good number of projects. This type of finishing is mostly used on interior flooring applications.
  • Polished (filled): this is the surface finishing that most highlights and enhances the beige colour and natural elements of this stone. This is perhaps the most popular type of finishing for interior applications, such as flooring, wall coverings.
  • Honed (filled): this surface finishing shows a matt surface, with hardly any contrast. It is also a very popular surface finishing for interior applications, such as flooring, wall coverings, diverse decoration and more.
  • Brushed (unfilled): by brushing the surface of the stone with no filling, we get more rugosity on the surface of the stone. This essentially adds more anti-slippery capacity to the surface of the stone, a more leather effect than the filled option.
  • Polished (unfilled): this type of finishing is not very common, as the open holes of a polished flooring will be difficult to clean. Therefore, this type of surface would be mostly used on wall coverings for example, but nonetheless, is not so popular.
  • Honed (unfilled): this surface finishing despite not being as popular as the honed with filled holes, still has a certain demand. It is ideal for interior wall coverings, but its main use goes for exterior cladding.

Travertine Classic cross-cut – exterior finishings

Here, we will present 6 surface finishings that are most commonly used on exterior applications. These are:

  • Bush-hammered and brushed: this type of surface finishing adds quite a good anti-slippery capacity to the stone, but keeping its beige natural colour. This is top surface finishing to be used on pool borders, exterior paving and more.
  • Sandblasted and brushed: another popular surface finishing for exterior, this one also adds quite some anti-slippery capacity to the stone, but a little more delicate. It shows a natural beige colour. Commonly used on pool borders, exterior paving and more.
  • Tumbled: this surface finishing gives the stone an old look, it looks aged and used. It shows a natural beige colour, not as strong. Again, this is commonly used on exterior landscaping work, pool borders and more.
  • Bush-hammered: this is probably the most rough type of surface, by bush-hammering the stone, we get a very rough surface. This is very anti-slippery, but also quite rough. It also presents many holes and a fairly irregular structure.
  • Sandblasted: by sandblasting the stone, we loose most of its colour and elements, it becomes fairly white and uniform. This surface finishing also has a good anti-slippery capacity.
  • Sawn-cut: not considered a surface finishing, by sawing the blocks we get rough slabs, and this is the surface we mention here. Good anti-slippery, with a moderate beige colour. Commonly used on exterior cladding.

That´s it about the main surface finishings for the Turkish Travertine Classic with a cross-cut structure. We have shown finishings for both interior and exterior use, also with filled and unfilled holes. There are more finishings than this, but for more information, you will have to contact us. For more information about this travertine, check the Travertine Classic website or simple go to the Travertine Portal.