TRAVERTINE HISTORY

Travertine is a kind of porous limestone, which is a collection of sedimentary and decorative rocks. This stone is left of the deposits of hot springs. The cavities in this rock are due to the space occupied by the gases in the warm waters of the sediment source. The less soluble elements in the water will be, the color of the stone will be brighter.

Appearance

Travertine has a porous texture and a variety of stripes of different colors, due to the difference in the composition of the elements that exist during the sedimentation of the elements and show themselves in various veins. It should be noted that because these veins have a different chemical composition than the rocky field, they have less firmness in the rock formed and constitute the sensitive point of a rock that exhibits the least resistance against impact or pressure, and the stone has streaks And fewer impurities, it has a higher strength.

Properties and disadvantages

Travertine has a thermal and acoustic insulation due to its porosity, and the cavity in travertine stone increases its resistance to fire. Travertine has an acceptable resistance. The stone can be cut into two waveforms without wave. Travertine has holes and cavities that should be filled during processing. The presence of a cavity in travertine causes the cement mortar to penetrate the cavity during the installation of the stone and prevent the fall of the stone. The less specific gravity of this rock is significant compared to some other types in helping to lower the weight of the building and the loads it has made to its skeleton. The disadvantages of this stone are relatively high water absorption. This problem was almost covered by the progress of processing technology. The coating material and the so-called resin at the time of processing and polishing of the rock reduce its water absorption, and its effect is that the stone is more dirty and less exposed to weathering; therefore, the quality of the subobasic in its durability and its beauty for Long term is significant. In ancient times, because of its porous appearance, consumers were reluctant to use travertine and travertine was the worst rocks, until the growth of technology and the application of resin fillers resulted in a one-handed and glossy surface treatment of a beautiful appearance and properties Proper mechanical and chemical. The addition of the resin stage caused a large leakage in the volume of travertine extraction and processing

Uses

Travertine is suitable for interior and exterior facades due to its high porosity.
Travertine can be used even in very cold areas with high rainfall in the facade of the building without worrying about rolling the stone.
In the interior view, you can also:
Wall bracket
Stone-stained
And…
Used according to taste.

All content on this page is taken from Wikipedia.

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