Travertine is really a type of limestone. It is actually the terrestrial (land) formed version of limestone, as opposed to the marine based formations of many other limestone varieties. Travertine, like marble, is of a calcium carbonate base, and as such, are vulnerable to alteration by exposure to mild acids. A wide variety of stones are included in this group, and absorption varies from slight (<1%) to high (>10%). The combination of acid sensitivity and absorption limit the number of varieties that are suitable for countertop applications, and the user of limestone countertops should be well educated in its properties to accurately anticipate its behavior in service.
Having 12X24 tile doesn’t mean you have to go with a staggered pattern when you have so many other patterns to choose from! We installed this bathroom display at our friends @bostontile showroom to show some different installation patterns - A vertical stack in the shower, a horizontal stack on the half wall, and a vertical staggered running bond on the wall! And, of course, the classic staggered running bond on the floor.
But there are still other patterns to choose from! Give us a call at (781) 893-7041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,