Travertine is a limestone formed by the precipitation of lime from hot water in saturated carbonate. Sprigs, leaves and other material that falls into this water and later digests cause the characteristic irregular pores of this material. An important location of travertine is the Italian Tivoli east of Rome.

In nature, travertine occurs in hot springs and geysers, such as Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone and Pamukkale in Turkey. Travertine has been used as a building material for many centuries, especially floors, stairs and sculpture. The Colosseum in Rome is partly made up of travertine. The Sacre Couer in Paris is entirely made of travertine.

Our L'authentico floor of Italian travertine is subtly antiquated. The beautiful color palette of this limestone in combination with this subtle aging, gives the floor a warm authentic and modern character.