Which travertine tile finish is best for travertine floors? Which travertine tile finish is best for travertine floors?

Honed travertine tile finish is best for travertine floors. This has a smooth, uniform surface with a matte finish. It causes less reflection of light than the polished finish and enhances indoor décor. The honed finish creates a comfortable floor surface. However, smooth honed travertine doesn’t have the glassy feel of polished travertine. This makes it easier to walk on, which helps if you have young children. The marble-like surface of polished travertine can easily trigger an accident because it gets slippery when wet.

You can add to the durability of your honed travertine tiles if you seal the floor periodically. This gives the tiles higher resistance to stains and scratches.

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