What is travertine?
Travertine, derived from the French word TRAVERTINE, is a type of porous limestone (with small cavities) that is formed from the deposition of hot spring sediments or mineral water sediments and is considered as a sedimentary rock. The holes and cavities in this rock are due to the occupation of space by gases in mineral waters! The less soluble and constituent elements in water, the lighter the color of the stone
The specific weight of this stone is on average 2500 kg / m3 and in terms of strength it is more resistant than marble and less resistant than granite. Travertine is highly resistant to cold and heat, rain and snow and climate change. Travertine stones have a wide range of colors in terms of color. Travertine is usually found in nature in white, cream, beige, chocolate, silver (gray or tan), red, walnut and lemon colors! Travertine has a striped texture with different colors, which is the reason for the difference between these colors and different deposited elements!
Usually travertine stones have low abrasion resistance and therefore they are easy to cut and process, but they have high compressive strength! In processing, this stone is cut into two models, wavy or non-wavy, and in terms of polishing, it is processed without polishing, full polishing (polished) and leather.
In the Iranian market, travertine is priced based on its color, so the lighter the color of the stone, the higher its price.
The most important travertine mines in Iran are Atashkooh, Abbas Abad, Haji Abad, Darreh Bukhari, Takab mines, Azarshahr colored travertine mines, Kashan, Abgarm and Abyaneh!