A good quality discount travertine tile and buying cheap travertine tiles? It’s possible!
- What kinds of travertine are the cheapest and why?
- Where can an individual buy cheap travertine tiles?
- What are the cheapest travertines?
- Rustic tiles
- The Rustic Slab
- Classic Light Tiles
- Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Cheap Travertine
Travertine is a trendy Mediterranean stone that can be laid on both indoor and outdoor floors. In this article, we give you tips on buying cheap travertine as a private individual and show you common mistakes that can be avoided when purchasing natural stone.
1.What kinds of travertine are the cheapest and why?
Cheap travertine is not necessarily of poor quality. The price of the stone will be different depending on the particularities of the type of travertine chosen. Indeed, a porous stone will be cheaper than a smooth stone. Do not panic; if the stone has a large number of holes, this does not mean non-frost-resistance. The frost resistance certificates guarantee this according to European standards. If you waterproof your natural stone floor with a waterproofing suitable for natural stone, dirt coming from the outside will even be easy to clean.
The origin of the travertine has an equal influence on the price. The traditional travertine country is Italy, but Turkish travertine, known for its excellent value for money, is also in high demand. It is beautiful and cheaper than Italian travertine.
To optimize the price of the desired travertine tile, we will opt for small format tiles or slabs, large formats being more expensive.
Beige-toned travertines, ranging from lighter like Classic Light, to darker like Noce, will also be less expensive than other colours such as gold, like Gold travertine or silver, like silver travertine.
The light colour of Classic Light travertine will light up your interior.
2.Where can an individual buy cheap travertine tiles?
There are three possibilities regarding the supply of cheap travertine. It is first of all possible to buy directly in Turkey. However, this is only possible with huge quantities (full containers), and you have to count the customs fees. Small local traders, on the other hand, buy from wholesalers who supply themselves in Turkey. This, therefore, represents several stages of delivery, which increases the final sale price. This is the most expensive option for individuals.
The latter will, therefore, turn to direct importers such as BuyFromTurkey.com, who directly resell the purchased goods and then offer more advantageous prices.
3.What are the cheapest travertines?
Whether for indoor or outdoor use, you can find travertines from us at very reasonable prices. Below we present you the top 3 of our travertine floors.
- Rustic tiles
With its rustic look and magnificent shades of beige, the Rustic travertine tiles give your interior a style worthy of a country house. Its surface is rough but tumbled and therefore makes it a soft floor to the touch. Rustic tiles give a Mediterranean atmosphere to your interior
- The Rustic Slab
The rustic style is also available for outdoor use with our Rustic tiles! They will transport you to a rural world and embellish your garden. Like Rustic tiles, the surface of the tiles is tumbled, and the stone is pleasant to touch. And thanks to waterproofing, which we strongly recommend to apply, it is also resistant to stains!
- Classic Light Tiles
The name of the Classic Light, a kind of noble travertine, is due to its light beige tones which illuminate the room in which it is laid. With its smooth surface, it is easy to maintain and adapts to all styles: classic, modern, it’s up to you! Besides, you can find it at less than 40 euros per square meter! Classic Light travertine tiles fit perfectly into a classic or even modern interior.
4.Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Cheap Travertine
First of all, beware of small samples. Small samples may not give a good enough view of the stone. Indeed, it is necessary to take into account the degree of homogeneity of colour and texture. If the stone looks harmonious, the tiles will look similar to each other because the colour scheme will be balanced. However, if its appearance is wilder, you will notice a greater colour scheme and variable depending on the tiles.
It is, therefore, better to check the appearance of your stone with the seller and not think that all your tiles will look like the sample you ordered. We also advise you to make sure that the seller offers enough photos and samples, especially in a showroom, to get an idea of the final result before buying.
Furthermore, it is crucial to know the difference between an open-pored stone and a masticated stone because their maintenance is different. If the stone is puttied, i.e. the holes are filled with a special resin, it is normal that this puttying is maintained every two or three years because it deteriorates over time, like a joint for example. A stone with open pores does not require this kind of maintenance. Just think about waterproofing it every four years, which will prevent stains from impregnating the stone and make it very easy to clean.
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