When in Rome Travertine Floors and Tiles
Tile floors remain extremely popular in the United States. Tiles are fairly easy to clean as well as install, and if taken care of properly they can last for decades — or even centuries! Ceramic tiles alone make up about an eighth of all American floor covering purchases every year, generating more than $18.76 billion in 2012. Tiles can go with any kind of room but they are especially popular for the bathroom and the kitchen. In fact, a recent survey has shown that nine out of 10 homeowners prefer tile (or hardwood) floors in the kitchen. Needless to say, you can’t beat 90%!
There are a number of materials you can use for tiles: ceramic, granite, limestone, marble, terrazzo, travertine, etc. Of all the materials, travertine is one of the most popular. Every year, the U.S. uses approximately 850,000 tons of travertine for construction work, including floors, walls, columns, statues, etc. As a building material, travertine has been used for thousands of years. The Romans, for example, used travertine for many of their buildings, including what is now the largest predominately travertine structure in the world, the Colosseum. During the Renaissance, the material was used for many buildings and works of art, including in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Though much has changed since then, the use of travertine has not. Travertine floor cleaning services are still widely used by homeowners and property managers alike. Travertine tile cleaning can be tricky, depending on how dirty or damaged the travertine is. Travertine polishing and travertine restoration services are in hot demand. Travertine tile cleaning companies have the tools, materials, and knowhow to restore your travertine tiles as good as new! Eventually, all tiles are in need of restoration work, and for that professional tile cleaning companies can get the job done.
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