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Travertine is a form of limestone with unique porous veins. The stone is found in a wide variety of natural colors. Travertine has long been used in many of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Today, in addition to being an excellent flooring material, travertine may also be used as countertops, stair treads, columns, sinks, and even bathtubs.

At Jerry's Floor Store we match the travertine slabs used in each project for color and grain consistency. The method used for joining adjacent pieces is a straight butt joint. Straight butt joints involved joining the cut edge of one piece to the matched cut edge of the adjacent piece. This method helps ensure that front finished edges line up correctly. Epoxy resin is used to adjoin seamed pieces. These seams can be seen and felt, however, we color match the epoxy resin to your tops. We do not make corner angle joints (miter joints), as frequently done with laminate countertops.

Our travertine backsplashes are standard at 4" high. Any height backsplash can be done with a minimum of 3" to full height backsplash, eliminating the need for tile. Travertine backsplashes are installed using a 90˚ butt joint where the backsplash rests on top of the counter along the wall. Because granite is a natural stone we cannot make coved backsplashes as seen with laminate tops.

Travertine Maintenance & Care
Travertine is a relatively soft stone that is susceptible to scratching. Using cutting boards with knives and avoiding abrasive cleaners will help reduce the potential for scratching. If scratches do occur, they can be buffed with fine grit sandpaper. The scratches can also be left to become part of the stone and add to the beauty and enhanced patina common with travertine in MN. Hot pots can not be set directly on MN travertine countertops without worry of causing a crack or burn mark.

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