Definition of travertine
: a mineral consisting of a massive usually layered calcium carbonate (such as aragonite or calcite) formed by deposition from spring waters or especially from hot springs
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Upon entering the main house, one is greeted by a graceful foyer accented with grand staircase and travertine tile flooring.
The estate features five bedrooms, eight full and one half bathrooms, including a steam shower in the master bath, a separate guest house, an excercise studio, conservatory, custom limestone and travertine flooring.
The same idea applies to the 12-by-36-inch travertine marble tiles in the bathroom.
Seamless slabs of travertine and oak floors bleached the color of sand glow beneath the starry lights and glimmers of candles dotting the tables.
Built in 1979, the home features vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows, polished stone, hardwood and travertine floors and fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom.
Natural stone such as marble, onyx, travertine, and slate can add a touch of elegance to your home’s entrance hallway, kitchen counters, bathroom vanity and fireplace mantel.
The walls were made of brick covered in shining white travertine.
In the backyard are a travertine, saltwater pool and spa, along with a custom waterfall, wood-burning fireplace and a Viking barbecue.
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Origin and Etymology of travertine
French travertin, from Italian travertino, trevertino, from Latin tiburtinus, adjective, of travertine, literally, of Tibur (Tivoli)
First Known Use: 1730See Words from the same year
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Definition of travertine for English Language Learners
: a light-colored type of rock that is used especially in buildings
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