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Comparison of travertine and granite
travertine VS granite

Travertine

Travertine is a special and attractive type of limestone whose fibrous, marble-like texture and colors similar to the color of the earth have made this stone one of the most popular stones for use in building materials.

In the past, this stone was mostly used in architecture and works of art from the mountains of Italy, but today the most sold travertine comes from Turkey, Iran, Mexico and Peru.

The most important classification of travertine

– Polished : In this classification, the stones are very shiny, because the stone is polished to the maximum smoothness and completely sealed, this is the best option to prevent stains, but it is very slippery if wet with water.
Bush-Hammered : This classification is slightly matte and is less soft and slippery than polished stone. This group is the most popular stone for building floors.
– Tumbled : In this category, the corners and edges of the stone are rounded and have an old and antique look.
– Brushed : In this method, a wire brush is used to make the surface of the stone matte.

Travertine can be seen in cream, lemon, brown, yellow, gray, black and white colors and they are completely random with veins or without veins.

Types of travertine

There are different types of travertine stones, which are mentioned below :
Petro Beige travertine (varton)
– Abbas Abad travertine
– Tejare Noce travertine
– Takab Silver travertine
– Azar Shahr Silver and Red Travertine
– Darreh Bokhari travertine
– Atashkoh travertine
– Haji Abad travertine

Applications of travertine

Travertine stone is used in two forms, filled and unfilled. Travertine stones are used in the form of filling in parts of the building where there is little drainage. In general, it is better not to use this stone in the kitchen, bathroom, toilet and washroom. It is not a problem to use this stone in other places. In most cases, travertine stone is used for the facade of the building inside and outside and for paving the floor.

Granite

But granite is a type of igneous rock that is among the hardest natural stones and is used in different places due to its resistance to pressure and high durability. Granite stones are made of feldspars, mica and other minerals. The colors and compactness of granite make it an ideal stone. Granite is an impervious stone that does not crack under pressure and impact.

The strength of this stone is so much that it is placed after diamond in terms of hardness. Unlike travertine, granite is solid and has no holes. If this stone is used correctly and installed in the right way, it becomes a lifelong stone and increases the life of the building.

Advantages of granite

– High strength and wear resistance.
– Resistance to water and chemicals.
– Without any hole or breaks.
– Low water absorption in most species.
– Uniform and beautiful with the least amount of color and streak differences.

Granite stone includes two types, natural and colored, and the following can be mentioned among its types:

– Turquoise granite
– Chinese granite
– Birjand Pomegranate Grain Granite
– Borujerd granite
– Taibad granite
– Nehbandan Tosi Karam granite
– Natanz granite
– Natanz white granite
– Natanz black granite
– Khatam green granite
– Chocolate Valley Khorram granite
– Alamut black granite
– Forest granite
– Zahedan white granite
– Yazd red granite
– White granite
– Tuisarkan black granite
– Borujerd white granite
– Taibad peach granite
– Khorram Dare Talai granite
– Zanjan Peach Granite
– Birjand granite
– Maragheh white granite
– Mashhad pearl granite
– Natanz cotton flower granite
– Nhavandan granite of cotton flower
– Jokar Borujerd granite
– Orange granite
– Bahareh granite, Zanjan

Applications of granite

The most important parts of the building where granite stones are used include cabinets, kitchen tables, floor coverings, carpets, stairs and exterior of the building.

Travertine and Granite

– Unlike travertine, granite does not have holes.
– Granite is more expensive than travertine.
– Travertine stones are easily cut, but granite is not.
– Unlike granite stones, travertines are not formed in the depths of the earth and from the cooling of molten materials, but these types of stones are formed on the surface of the earth and on the side of caves and from the accumulation of different sediments together.

Price comparison of travertine and granite

The price of granite stones is very high compared to travertine stone and its extraction is also more expensive and compared to granite stone it has a longer life than travertine.

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