High-quality travertine flooring materials and pavers can be sourced at lower prices from reputable suppliers that quarry and import their stones direct from Asia and Europe (particularly Turkey). You can get the best value by buying your travertine direct from these manufacturers because there is no broker or middleman involved.
The best suppliers have websites that show you their selection, complete with prices. You can shop online and sort prices from low to high. Visiting their website makes it easy to estimate how much you can expect to spend on your project depending on the type of travertine you need and how large the space is.
It’s a good idea to deal only with a specialized supplier. If you want access to the highest quality travertine, don’t go to just any flooring stores. You want to buy from a company that imports and retails natural stones in particular. These importers work directly with premium quarries from around the world to bring the best quality travertine pattern flooring materials into the US. It’s hard to beat their low prices and the size of their inventory.
Work with an established and well-known company that has been in the travertine trade business for many years (ideally, at least a decade). Longevity in this industry is a strong indicator of reliability. You can be sure that they only sell high quality natural stone products—and this is why they are still around.
Try to visit the showroom if there is one near you. If not, ask them to mail you samples of the travertine flooring materials you are interested in. A tile or paver might look a certain way in pictures but might look completely different in your home or commercial space because of changes in light and other such factors. It’s important that you see the material in the context of the application before you buy it.