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Travertine Tile Virginia Beach

Travertine tile is an artistic looking type of tile used frequently in Italy. It is basically a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs. This type of flooring typically has a concentric (fibrous) appearance due to the process in which it is formed. Travertine, at its core, is a terrestrial sedimentary rock formed from geothermal heated hot-springs. Call Creative Living for the best Tile Contractors Virginia Beach .



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The origin of travertine tile  Virginia Beach dates back to the Romans who mined deposits of travertine for building temples, aqueducts, monuments, amphitheaters and even bath complexes. Interesting fact is that the Roman Colosseum was constructed using mostly travertine. Now, we use travertine tile Virginia Beach to pave patios and gardens.

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One of the most common ways of categorizing travertine is from is porous appearance. Tile Contractors Virginia Beach This unstable surface can add an interesting appearance to the flooring plan, however it can also make the flooring difficult to finish and to maintain. This is due to the problems faced when trying to level the surface, since aggressive grinding will typically reveal air pockets that were previously unknown.


Why Choose Travertine Tile?

Travertine Flooring has its major benefits as well as very major drawbacks. The biggest perks of travertine tile Virginia Beach is that it is extremely porous and allows for a lot of tractions, severely reducing the risk of a fall. This tile type is very common outdoors and around pools or garden patios. On the other hand, travertine tile Virginia Beach can tend to not look as attractive or structured as other tile types.

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PEI Rating

PEI (Percelain Enamel Institure) is more of an outline for different tile types along with their suggested usage. The PE rating looks into details as far as heavy traffic patterns or general foot traffic. Here is a look at the PEI Rating Guide.

PEI 1 – Very Light Traffic

These tiles would be ideal for indoor wall applications like bathrooms or countertops. This can include bathroom flooring however it is suggested to be avoided in any area that will have any constant or heavy foot traffic.

PEI 2 – Light Traffic

These tiles can be used on all Interior Wall Applications. This includes all interior countertop uses as well as light traffic residential interior floors. Avoid using this type of tile in areas such as kitchens, entry ways, stairs, or areas with heavy traffic.

PEI 3 – Moderate Traffic

Light the lower PEI ratings, this tile can also be used in all interior wall applications or interior countertop applications, but it can also be ideal for typical residential use. This basic use includes hallways and places of general use. PEI 3 tiles are not a good option for commercial use.

PEI 4 – Moderate to Heavy Traffic

These tiles can be used on all Interior Wall Applications as well as all countertops applications and residential floors. This does also include light commercial use such as restaurants or lobbies. The only thing this tile type should not be used for is heavy commercial use.

PEI 5 – Heavy Traffic

This is the tile that can be used for almost all applications. This includes interior walls, interior countertops, residential interior floors, and all heavy commercial applications such as airports, shopping malls, supermarkets, etc. This is the tile type that would be excellent for industrial applications where extreme durability is required.


A tile is a manufactured piece of material such as stone, metal, ceramic, or even glass. Tiles are typically used for flooring but can also be used for walls or roofs, and even tabletops.

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