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Sacré-Cœur Basilica

Basilique Du Sacré Coeur

Location: Paris, France Architect: Paul Abadie (originally) Completed: 1914 Height: 83m Length: 85m Width: 35m Material: Travertine from Château-Landon The decision to construct the Sacré-Cœur Basilica was not only a religious one: Building a church was a symbol of the belief that the loss of France in the war against the Prussians in 1870 was […]

Die Härte von Naturstein

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Warum ist es wichtig, auch die Härte eines Steines zu kennen? Die Härte entscheidet zum Beispiel darüber, wie gut oder dauerhaft sich ein Stein polieren läßt. Die sogenannte Mohs Härteskala ist eine Skala von 1 bis 10, wobei Steine mit höherem Härtegrad jene mit niedrigerem kratzen und ritzen können. Es ist also eine relative, keine […]

Travertine – Armenian, Italian, and Turkish

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Travertine is one of the most commonly found and used building materials today. Having a concentric appearance and a refined touch, an exceptional rustic texture as well as neutral and striking colours, travertine is prevalent in both residential and commercial applications. Turkish TravertineTurkey has vast deposits of a broad spectrum of natural stones, travertine being […]

Travertine Maintenance

Travertine Maintenance

Travertine is a popular choice for flooring, roofing, backsplashes and kitchen counters. Travertine is not just durable, but it also has excellent thermal and soundproof properties which makes it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. While travertine is quite a pliant and resilient natural stone, it is not entirely immune to damages by natural […]

Finishings of Natural Stone

Finishings of Natural Stone

Finishings of natural stoneAfter the quarrying process, natural stones can be modified by the finishing process in many ways. The finishing’s are often selected based on the intended use of the stone and according to the interior and exterior application using a variety of techniques and mechanical processes. Some of the typical natural stone finishes […]

The Life of Natural Stone

The Life of Natural Stone

The Life of natural stone What is natural stone? It is a stone that is dug up from the earth and is mainly quarried from a mountainous ground. There are many types of natural stones, including slate, granite, limestone, basalt, quartzite, marble, sandstone and travertine etc. The aesthetics and characteristics of natural stone are defined […]

Hierapolis

Hierapolis / Pamukkale

Founded: 2nd century B.C. Abandoned: 14th century A.D. Location: Southwestern Anatolia Periods: Roman Republican to High Medieval Material: Marble, travertine, calcite alabaster, and polychromatic breccia Hierapolis is the ancient Greek Holy City, surrounded by the unreal landscape of Pamukkale in southwestern Anatolia. It is referred to as Holy City in archaeological terms due to the abundance of […]

Travertine – vein-cut and cross-cut

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Travertine is one of the most popular natural stones used for many building and construction purposes including roofing, flooring, stonework, wall covering, cladding and a variety of bath designs. As a versatile and multifaceted natural stone, travertine is available in two classic variations, namely the vein-cut and the cross-cut. Travertine Classic Vein-cutThe travertine vein-cut has […]

The Colosseum in Rome

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Date built: 70 – 72 AD Dimensions: 189m (long side) and 156m (short side), 48m high Base Area: 24,000m2 Perimeter: 545m Capacity: 50,000 – 70,000 (90,000) people Built for: Vespasian Material: Travertine The Colosseum is a Roman Architectural Marvel, commissioned by Emperor Vespasian as a gift for his people of Rome. It was officially opened […]

Travertine for outdoors terraces

Travertine Outdoors

Travertine, a form of limestone, is a natural stone formed by the precipitation of calcium carbonate in mineral springs (alkaline waters), which makes it a sedimentary rock. While many mistake it for a type of marble, the key difference lies in the formation of the stone (marble being a metamorphic rock) and hardiness. Deposits of […]