Top Shop Materials - Travertine and Onyx

Travertine is essentially limestone, with ‘heat’ as the additional catalyst. It is formed by the action of hot-springs or geysers on the underlying limestone, which is then propelled upwards with the force of the geyser rushing, up and out of the earth. When the water falls to the ground and evaporates, it leaves behind the dissolved limestone which re-hardens into stone. The new stone is full of gas bubbles, giving travertine its characteristic appearance. When it is processed as tiles or slabs, travertine is generally filled with cement and polished or honed.

Onyx, like travertine, is the result of water dissolving existing limestone and re-depositing it as a new kind of stone, sometimes called sinter. In limestone caves, onyx is formed by drip water, as stalagmites and stalactites. It is a very soft stone, and somewhat brittle, and needs to be installed in low-traffic areas, where it will not be subject to heavy use. This beautiful stone is characterized by its translucence, and can actually be backlit for striking, dramatic effects.

Antartide - PolishedAngelica Gold - TravertineAvion Blue - Onyx 2cmCanyon - OnyxCaramelCastle
Alabastrino - Honed - 2cm Angelica Gold - Travertine Avion Blue - Onyx 2cm Canyon - Onyx Caramel Castle
Champagne Onyx - 2cmClassico Italiano 2cmCrema Onyx - 2cmDucato Fantastico Onyx - 2cmDurangoDurango Antique
Champagne Onyx - 2cm Classico Italiano 2cm Crema Onyx - 2cm Ducato Fantastico Onyx - 2cm Durango Durango Antique
Durango CreamEnglish WalnutFuoco Onyx - 2cmGolden SiennaGreen Onyx - 2cmHoney Onyx 2cm
Durango Cream English Walnut Fuoco Onyx - 2cm Golden Sienna Green Onyx - 2cm Honey Onyx 2cm
Light Green Onyx 2cmMarrone Onyx 2cmMesquite TaupeNavona Crosscut 2cmNoce CrosscutNoche Alpaca
Light Green Onyx 2cm Marrone Onyx 2cm Mesquite Taupe Navona Crosscut 2cm Noce Crosscut Noche Alpaca
PeachPhiladelphiaPueblaRedRed Onyx 2cmRoma
Peach Philadelphia Puebla Red Red Onyx 2cm Roma
Roman VeincutSilverSilver Onyx 2cmTorrone - 2cmTravertino Onyx 2cmWhite Onyx 2cm
Roman Veincut Silver Silver Onyx 2cm Torrone - 2cm Travertino Onyx 2cm White Onyx 2cm

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Disclaimer: Please note that the colors above are only a sample, as they may vary (sometimes considerably), as with all natural material. Also, all colors and material listed above is subject to availability, and must be confirmed with us before commencing the project.

 

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