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Travertine Backsplash

by Greg Hardin
(Hamilton, AL)

We are thinking about installing a Travertine backsplash.


I was concerned about the tile around the stove area.

Will it be able to withstand the heat and the effects of grease.

I realize it must be sealed but will that enough for stove , kitchen use.

Thinking about this tile.


Thanks,

Greg





Hi Greg,

Travertine looks good and as a backsplash you shoudn't have much problem.

If you decide to install it on the countertop, then you might have some problems.

I never recommend natural stone on countertops, as natural stone is porous and will absorb liquids, even it's sealed.

Yes the sealer does help, but it only slows the absorption rate.

On a backsplash, you will only get occasional grease splatter, which can be wiped up.

If you can find something that looks like travertine, but is man-made, it most likely won't be porous and thus no problems.

These are my thoughts from my experience with countertops and backsplashes.

Thannks!

Pedro

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by: Greg Hardin

Thank you for such a quick response. We are still in the decision process. I will keep your site in mind for cleaning products. Again thank you for your advice.

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