What are Travertine Porcelain Tile Flooring

Travertine porcelain are very different types of materials, with very different attributes and assets. Whereas porcelain is a specific subset of ceramic, travertine is a type of natural stone. Travertine tiles are sedimentary rocks that are formed from limestone that has been exposed to porosity-increasing carbon dioxide as it forms in the warm, mineral-rich waters of hot springs. Most travertine stone comes from Italy, Turkey, india and Mexico. Porcelain on the other hand, is ceramic with high feldspar levels, which has been kiln-fired at extremely high temperatures ranging from 1,200 to 1,350 degrees Celsius. Porcelain floor tiles are not the delicate china that might come to mind when one thinks of the word porcelain. This high heat firing process causes the material to become very hard and very water resistant.