The types of kitchen floors installed today are endless because of the wide variety of flooring materials and colors available. And travertine kitchen floor tiles are one of the many stone tiling options available in today’s market. A travertine kitchen floor tile is one of the newer types of kitchen flooring material on the market today but it is another type of stone, one in the limestone family, so the material itself has been around for a very long time (was used heavily during the Roman times). Travertine is formed from limestone put under high amounts of pressure which is what turns it into travertine, and travertine will turn into marble if put under even higher amounts of pressure so it is in the family with one of the most sought after flooring materials available.
Travertine is available in four different styles of finishes: polished, honed, brushed, and tumbled types. The polished finish has a high gloss shine while the honed is more of a matte finish and the brushed and tumbled types have a more textured look and feel to them. To add an extra layer of protection you should seal your travertine kitchen floor tiles but this is not an absolute like most other flooring materials you would commonly use in your kitchen. After all, if installed correctly, travertine flooring can last much longer than regular tiles and give you maximum value for your money.