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Old 12-16-2014, 02:46 PM   #1
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Filing Tumbled Travertine Question


I purchased 3x6 tumbled rough Travertine tile to do my kitchen backsplash with the intent of doing a Herringbone design. After purchase, my wife tells me she now prefers a diamond pattern :-)

Easy enough for me to cut each of those 3x6 tiles into 3x3 but I'm wondering if so many cut lines on each stone would be obvious and not look good. I thought maybe I could file each cut line to resemble the uncut ends but not sure how easy or effective that is. Has anyone had experience with "roughing" the cut line on tumbled travertine and making it look like an uncut piece?
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Please help! Obi Won, your my only hope! Is this duable or should I look at a return and try to find 3x3 or 4x4 Travertine squares?
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Maybe try posting this in the tile forum? I've put down a lot of ceramic tile, but I've never been fortunate enough to put down a beautiful travertine -- I'm envious Ceramic tile isn't the same color all the way through and it has a baked on finish so the cuts are noticeable. I wouldn't think cuts would be noticeable on a solid stone. Good idea to round the edges so it looks perfect though -- It'll look really sharp when you're done.
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