On this video, we are going to introduce you to a wonderful type of natural stone from Turkey: the Travertine Classic, with a vein-cut structure. We will talk about this 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. 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 not the only ones available, but in fact these are what can be considered as the most commonly used. We present the same surface finishings with the surface of the travertine filled and unfilled, for a proper comparison.
Travertine Classic vein-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:
- 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): 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.
- Brushed (filled): this surface finishing shows a matt surface, with a certain anti-slippery surface. 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 vein-cut – exterior finishings
Here, we will present 6 surface finishings that are most commonly used on exterior applications. These are:
- Polished (unfilled): this type of surface finishing is the one that mostly enhances the beige colour of this stone. This is top surface to be used on interior wall coverings for example.
- Honed (unfilled): another popular surface finishing for exterior, this one also adds quite some anti-slippery capacity to the stone, but a little more delicate. However, it is mostly used on interior wall coverings or exterior cladding.
- Brushed (unfilled): 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.
- Sandblasted + brushed (unfilled): this one will add a good anti-slippery capacity to the stone, but with a good beige colour. This has a decent anti-slippery, but also quite rough. It also presents many holes and a fairly irregular structure.
- Sandblasted (unfilled): 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 (unfilled): 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 vein-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 simply go to the Travertine Portal.