It's Just Wrong

It's Just Wrong

In this regular feature Jo O’Grady gets to “vent” about a particular stone issue that “irks” him.

This time it’s Travertine (or rather the indiscriminate overuse of it ) that comes under his gaze. “Sourced and used mainly in Italy and Turkey, it looks good because frankly, it’s the right climate and the right architecture. It just doesn’t translate to smaller size rooms in this country. Used extensively in UK kitchens, conservatories and living rooms (and usually laid in small tiles) it loses impact and shows a lack of imagination.

If you can lay it in larger areas and in bigger tiles then it looks good, you get this opportunity in bathrooms where you can extend to the walls and basins as well. To witness the full splendour (and appropriate use ) of Travertine look at the St.James’ tube building or the London Transport offices.

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