Mexican Noce Tumbled Versailles is composed of Mexican Noce travertine, which is quarried near Torreon, Mexico. This is a sedimentary stone that is formed in hot springs and is composed of calcite calcium carbonate. All travertine stones will have natural cavities, or pits, visible in the stone that developed when carbon dioxide bubbles became trapped during the formation of the stone. As an unfilled travertine, the pits will remain visible and unfilled until they are filled with grout during installation. Overall, this will provide a more natural aesthetic to the installation of the stone. Due to the nature of the tumbled finish, a stone-enhancing sealer will help to accentuate the natural colors in the stone that may be subdued after going through the tumbling process.
However, the slabs for this travertine are produced filled and honed, unlike the tiles that are unfilled and may be tumbled. Three days prior to honing, the slabs of this travertine are filled with a colored cement to fill in these cavities. During the dry summer months the cement will cure more quickly than it will during the more humid parts of the year. Because of this fluctuation in curing, it is normal for the tone of the fill to differ between seasons. As a natural stone product, it is recommended that this be sealed to extend its longevity.
Please note: The above sample of the Versailles pattern is not intended to be used as an installation tool. Please consult your local showroom for a product pattern sheet.