travertine

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Travertine can be considered the classic decorative stone. Its popularity is timeless. It's been incorporated in office buildings, railway stations and theatres. The Romans used it in many outside walls that are standing today after 2000 years.
Travertine is a product of chemical reactions, a geological chemical inorganic precipitated limestone formed by the evaporation of supersaturated calcium carbonate rich waters, generally in hot springs. It is predominated by a cavity structure up to 1/2 in size. These cavities are frequently filled with matching or a contrasting coloured cement or epoxy. Commercially Travertine has been placed into the classification of the trade term "Marble", because it can take a reflective polish, however, due to its peculiar characteristics (its cavity structure) it is generally considered apart from marble and limestone.

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