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Travertine Tiles Vs. Marble Tiles: Which Is Best For Your Home?

by Christina Ferguson

Travertine and marble are both popular materials used to make tile flooring. While they are both natural stone materials composed of limestone, travertine and marble are not exactly the same. Limestone is a natural stone that is primarily composed of calcium carbonate. 

The differences between travertine and marble contribute different characteristics to the tiles made from either of these two materials. 


Travertine is a type of limestone that is typically formed in freshwater areas like springs. It is made up of fine layers that come together to form a sedimentary rock. The structure of travertine is typically less dense than the structure of marble.


While marble is also formed from limestone, marble has undergone metamorphism by being exposed to both high pressure and temperatures at the same time. Usually, marble is formed in saltwater environments. 

Differences between travertine and marble

  • Appearance- Tiles produced from travertine or marble will look somewhat alike. They both have the appearance of a stone made of highly compact grains and formed from a powdery rock. Yet marble tends to look a bit more extravagant and stately than travertine, which has a casual appearance.
  • Use- Because travertine has a more casual appearance than marble, it is popular for countertops and floors. Travertine tiles go well with an earthy, European, or country decor scheme. On the other hand, marble makes an elegant tile that is suitable to luxurious environments. 
  • Durability- In terms of durability, marble is a stronger material than travertine. Marble will stand up to heavy foot traffic better than travertine. Although both materials are porous, travertine is more vulnerable to damage from moisture, stains, or scuffing. 
  • Maintenance- Both travertine and marble tiles will require regular maintenance to keep them looking their finest. While marble is less vulnerable to stains, it will stain if it is not cleaned and maintained regularly, so consider occasional professional marble cleaning.
  • Cost- Marble is definitely the most expensive of the two materials. However, it's important to note that marble tiles can be looked on as investment. They raise the value of a property. Any investment in marble tile will probably be returned to the homeowner when it comes time to sell the property.

For a typical home, travertine is a suitable material that can be purchased and installed with relative ease and offers a casual yet classy look. However, those looking to invest a little more money in a natural stone tile that can stand up to very heavy foot traffic can opt for marble. 


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Hi! I'm Adam Burkhard. As a young lad, I never paid much attention to the cleanliness of my environment. Once my first son was born, however, I started scouring the house top to bottom to create the cleanest environment possible. Unfortunately, during that time, I uncovered a serious mold problem in my home. The problem was so bad, it caused my newborn son to develop an allergic reaction. We instantly hired professionals to remove the mold and restore our home to new. Since I was interested in the process, I followed along with each step to learn more. I want to use this site to give people hope about the ability to remove mold without a trace. It's definitely possible to restore a home after mold takes hold behind the walls or under the flooring. I hope you learn lots about mold remediation services from my site.