Sunday, December 2, 2012

Slab Sunday: Vein Cut Silver Travertine

Silver Travertine is quarried in Italy.

Photo: Counter Culture
 In this post we will be focusing on Vein Cut Silver Travertine.  The Vein Cut slabs are really popular right now.
Vein cut is the linear pattern.  To read the difference between Vein Cut vs Cross cut go here.

Photo: Walker Zanger
Designed by Steven Gambrel.  Photo: Elle Decor.
 Silver Travertine is a beautiful warm and grey stone.  There are quarries Turkey and Iran that produce a silver travertine as well, but what we mainly use here is the Italian Silver Travertine.
Photo: Kitchen Clarity
Beautiful conference room, they made the floor and table base the focal point instead of the actual table.  It's a great look.

Other names for Silver Travertine include: Siena Silver, Silver Screen, Ocean Silver and Amorium Silver.
Photo: By Design Builders via Houzz.
Here's a picture of the block of travertine before it's been cut and processed. 

Incredible sink and bathtub from Stone Forest that are made from blocks of Silver Travertine.

Usually we see Silver Travertine used in pretty contemporary spaces.  As you can see in the photo below, it doesn't have to be the case.  This stone looks great with the Ogee edge detail and with the more southwest looking tile.

Silver Travertine is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs as well as tile.


Ed Rappold said...
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Edward T. Rappold 754-224-8377 said...


Great pics! The Silver Travertine photos shown in your post are mostly the Italian variety. It is only available from one quarry in Italy and not from the Tivoli area that produces the well known beige and brown Roman Travertine.

Turkey produces a silver travertine which is really gray in color. Iran also produces travertine but does not match up well with the Italian Silver.

I have personally visited the conference room shown in the Marble of the World photo. That is the true Silver Travertine from Italy.

All the best,

Steph@TheGraniteGurus said...

Thanks for the info. I researched and researched and couldn't quite figure out where the stone came from. I guess I like the Italian variety based on my photos. :)

I'll post an update on this blog post.

Thanks again!

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