Travertine is a terrestrial limestone formed when calcium carbonate deposits form – often at the mouth of a hot spring or in a limestone cave.
Travertine has been used in Italy and many other places for centuries as a building material.
Melbourne Brick stocks high-quality travertine pavers.
We believe it is important to let our customers know that some importers and retailers sell low-quality travertine at cheap prices. But these options can be more trouble than they are worth, as post installation you can end up with problems with poor quality pavers.
We recommend you consider paying a little extra for the best quality you can get since it will save you money in the long term.
Travertine can vary greatly in its porosity, which is another defining feature of the higher-quality stone.
Travertine comes in a variety of colours from white to cream to tan and even rust red.
One factor in choosing Travertine that we should all be aware of is ethical sourcing. At Melbourne Brick, we choose reputable manufacturers that care about the environment and people when they mine and produce these products. The same cannot be said for some imported products you find on the market.
We encourage you to come and see our range in-store at one of our three display superstores in Glen Iris, Hallam or Bayswater.