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Travertine Shower Cost, Tips, Ideas and Installation

Travertine Shower Cost, Tips, Ideas and Installation

Before we jump into the showers discussion, Let’s have a brief introduction of travertine. Travertine is a beautiful natural stone from the limestone family. It is famous for its unique appearance, timeless look and versatile pattern and color range. Because of the stone’s durability and elegant look, designers are using it around the globe for indoor and outdoor projects. Another reason for selecting travertine is it’s cost effectiveness because of its long life. Travertine is also used for decorating bathrooms and showers. So, let’s have a look on travertine shower cost, few tips, ideas and installation guide.

Travertine is widely used around the globe for decorating showers. It comes in several beautiful colors and designers are using it widely because of many reasons. Top reasons are a wide range of colors, long life, low cost and easy installation. However, there is a question about which people are still confused. Let’s discuss the question and answer before we move on.

Should travertine be used for decorating showers?

The answer is yes. You can use travertine in your bathrooms and keep it safe from harm by choosing the right finish and sealer. First of all, travertine in smooth finish can be slippery if wet, so it is better to avoid placement of such tiles in places like bathrooms and showers. Opt for the honed travertine tile if sleek and refined is your preference otherwise, you can use the naturally textured and rustic looking tumbled travertine tile. These two finishes are more effective in wet places. Once the finish has been selected, a good sealer should be used to properly seal the tiles. This will provide the adequate protection against the absorbent nature of travertine.

Thus travertine can easily be used for use in bathrooms if it is installed properly and right finish and sealer is used. Rather it is recommended to use travertine in bathrooms because of the stone’s beauty and long life.

Travertine Shower cost:

The cost of travertine shower is almost equal to the usual cost of the travertine. The only additional cost is of finish, sealers, and installation. The price of travertine differs in different areas. However, it ranges from $2-$5 per square foot. While the average cost of travertine tiles is $2.79 per square foot. Here are some sizes in which travertine tiles are available for decorating showers.

Please note that above mentioned prices are for first 12×12 tile. Prices of remaining tiles will be different according to the size and quality of the travertine.

Travertine Shower Tips:

Travertine is a beautiful stone to have in your bathroom but with its ownership comes the periodic intensive maintenance regime. So here are a few tips on how to keep your travertine shower good as new even in the moist environment of bathrooms.

  1. Have your travertine sealed with a good quality sealer. Reapplication of the sealer should be done religiously. Otherwise, all the efforts will be wasted.
  2. Clean up spills from shampoos, lotions and soaps to avoid the etching of stone’s surface.
  3. Use a natural stone cleaner after every two weeks for thoroughly cleaning your travertine tiles. Avoid general household cleaners, bleach and ammonia as they tend to destroy the appearance of the stone even if it is sealed.

Following these tips will help you maintaining your travertine for a long period of time.

Travertine Shower Ideas:

In bathrooms, the usage of travertine tiles has no limits. You can use them for bathroom and shower flooring, wall decoration, around vanities & bath tubs, sinks and even for bathroom counter tops. Homeowners can easily find the color of their choice within the attractively huge range present in travertine.  It is a wonderful stone that has an alluring charm and is quite durable. It is also weather resistant making it suitable for scalding hot showers in the winter to chilled baths in the summer.Here are some ideas regarding how travertine can be used efficiently in washrooms and showers.

1. Beige color with small tiles:

Beige is a classic color which is always in fashion but with a glass shower wall and the door you can make your travertine laid bathroom modish as well. The combination of small tiles and mosaic in the shower area looks chic in contrast with the large tiles installed beautifully and professionally in the rest of the bathroom.

2. Dark Floor and Light walls:

Contrasts look magnificent. You can use dark travertine for the bathroom flooring and adorn the sink and shower area with light colored tiles in a different pattern and size. Mix and match the styles and colors to get the subtle retro look.

3. Simple Pattern with streak:

The simple brick pattern travertine tiles laid in any warm color look appealing. Add a pop of color with a pretty mosaic in the middle, and you will have a recipe for all things class and elegance.

4. Light beige color with Dark streaks:

For a modern looking bathroom with a bathtub a simple pattern of warm toned travertine looks wonderful. Add a slightly darker shade for a more exquisite border and achieve a one of a kind contemporary looking stylish bathroom.

5. Mosaic Travertine:

Nothing screams aesthetics louder than a bathroom with a mosaic travertine in the shower area. If you want to take your design level up by a notch, then add a medallion in the shower floor for the exquisite feel and look.

So, these were some ideas which can be used to decorate your bathroom shower with travertine. Consulting your installer may help you getting even more ideas in this regard.


Travertine can be used easily in bathrooms and showers. However, care should be taken in terms of finish and sealers. Also, you should have a look at all the design ideas we have presented above. This will help you make your decision easily. Keep checking Sefa Stone blog for more useful stuff.

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