The Differences Between Travertine Look Tiles and Natural Travertine: The Stone Showdown

Travertine reigns supreme in the world of flooring and wall cladding. Its one-of-a-kind beauty and earthy tones make it the go-to choice for homeowners and designers alike. But there’s a new kid on the block –‘Norcia’, the newest range of Colortile’s travertine look tiles. Let’s unveil the secret behind these two flooring contenders and help you decide which one will take centre stage in your home.

1. Material Composition: Real vs. Impression

Natural travertine is the real deal – formed by mineral-rich water deposits over the course of thousands of years. It’s the rock star of the stone world. Meanwhile, our Norcia range of travertine look tiles are like the opening act, made of porcelain or ceramic and printed with a high-resolution image of natural travertine. It’s an impressive impression and might even have you doing a double-take.

2. Appearance and Variation: Unique vs. Consistent

Natural travertine’s appearance is as unique as a snowflake. Each tile is a work of art, filled with organic patterns and colour variations. It’s a beautiful mess – just like life. On the other hand, our Norcia range of travertine look tiles offer a more polished, uniform appearance. There are three colours available in the range, Light, Silver and Beige and each colour offers variation giving the illusion of natural stone, but in a controlled way. It’s like your favourite suit – always consistent and always on point.

3. Durability and Maintenance: Tough Guy vs. Mr. Easy-Going

Natural travertine is like the tough guy of the stone world. It’s strong, durable, and can handle heavy foot traffic and even outdoor elements. However, it does have a vulnerable side – its porous nature makes it susceptible to stains and moisture. Meanwhile, travertine look tiles like the Colortile Norcia range, are the easy-going ones. They’re made of porcelain or ceramic, resistant to stains, scratches, and moisture, and generally require less maintenance. It’s like finding that reliable friend that always has your back.

4. Cost: The Budget Battle

Natural travertine is the luxury choice. It’s like that designer item that screams style and class but comes with a hefty price tag. Travertine look tiles offer a more budget-friendly alternative. It’s like that high street find that looks just as good without breaking the bank.

It’s All About Preference

Choosing between natural travertine and travertine look tiles ultimately comes down to personal preference. If you want uniqueness, a stand-out piece, and don’t mind maintenance, then natural travertine might be for you. But if you prefer a consistent look, durability, and low maintenance, then the Colortile Norcia travertine look tiles are the ones to impress. So, who will come out on top in your home? The stage is set – it’s time to decide which stone will be the star performer.

The Norcia collection offers both an indoor and outdoor finish, available in five different formats;

  • 75 x 300
  • 300 x 600
  • 600 x 600
  • 600 x 1200
  • Square mosaic

This range is easy to install, will be quick to impress and improve upon entry ways, living areas, bathrooms and patios.

Embrace the sleek design of the Norcia range and experience the reinvigorating effects of a newly refreshed space today.

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