I fell in love with this travertine tile, but it has proven challenging. Travertine is a natural stone, which means that it has lots of personality, each piece is unique. But it is also a relatively soft stone, so it chips and cracks easily during installation. We are already committed and will see this project to the end, but are now wondering if the tile will crack unexpectedly in a few months. I hope not!
Because each piece is different, we layed them out before glueing them down, so we could select their unique placement. Our least favorite ones will end up under the vanity. We used little Post-It notes to label the tiles in the order in which they are to be installed.