Travertine Tiles in Shower Good idea?

Hi
My friend said I was crazy to think of travertine tiles in my shower as I am planning to have my bathroom remolded.
He said that it was easy to damage and difficult to maintain?
What are the pros and cons.
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Tube Audio writes:

Porous and picks up stains.
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Tube Audio wrote:

It's pretty.

It is said to be easy to damage and difficult to maintain.
It is also very commonly used in some places. Mexico for example. When living there, I had no problem not damaging it as I am generally barefoot and naked when showering. The maid cleaned it so I can't attest to the alleged difficulty of cleaning but I wouldn't think it would be all that bad since it is smooth (after filling) and shiny. Smooth shiny stuff is easy to clean. IME, YMMV.
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I think your friend is crazy. Did you ever notice how their eyes shift about? Something's seriously wrong there. ;)

If you're talking about Travertine with unfilled voids, you'd be nuts to use that in a shower. If you're talking about filled Travertine, then it's pretty much the same as any other marble. It's porous, not particularly strong, and can stain. So you need to have a bulletproof substrate, pay close attention to the details during installation, seal the tile before grouting, seal the tile and grout after grouting, periodically do a maintenance resealing and take care what cleaning products you use.
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