21+ Travertine Shower Ideas (Bathroom Designs)

Welcome to our gallery featuring 21+ travertine shower ideas and designs.

luxury bathroom with travertine tile with dual showerheads and central enclosed tub
This luxury bathroom with travertine tile with dual showerheads and central enclosed tub uses travertine stone tile as the back wall of the shower. Peach–colored raised panel undercounter drawers and cabinets are covered in a mirrored countertop

Because of its natural color scheme of the pastel tones, travertine shower ideas are increasingly becoming one of the most fascinating, and affordable contemporary decoration ideas for bathroom.

These days, an increasing number of homeowners are taking a strong liking to natural stones, and this is particularly evident in their use for as many applications in the house as possible. For instance, in the bathroom, natural stones can be used for different applications from wall mosaics and flooring, to tub surrounds and vanity tops. One natural stone that is especially common for bathroom applications is travertine. Today, more and more homeowners are choosing travertine not only for its elegant character, but also for its interesting range of patterns, color variations, and venations.

Before having any travertine tile shower designs installed in your bathroom, there are some basic things you need to really understand about this natural stone to help in its maintenance, and most importantly in your shower care.

Benefits

Color Scheme & Tone

As opposed to other stone variants, travertine is available in a wide range of color scheme depending on the quantity of iron in it. Travertine bathroom paint color is not monochromic, rather it is available in varied shades or tones. For instance, travertine is available in all shades of the ivory, creamy color, golden honey, silverish green, pink, coral red grey, brown, hazel and mocha. And sometimes travertine can exhibit contrast colorful strips in one tile. There is no two identical travertine tiles. This one unique quality makes travertine a suitable stone for any bathroom design.

Durability

Available in varied color schemes and tones from beige, white, grey, red, brown, as well as golden tone, the patina trait travertine exhibits with age has highly been praised. Unlike other stone that have their natural colors fade or wear thin through time, this special quality of travertine evidences the fact that it gets better with age. No wonder travertine shower design choice doesn’t end in the shower walls or floors. Travertine is now being used for other bathroom fixtures including bath tubs and sinks, countertops and vanity, or even the entire bathroom space.

Ecological Consciousness

Due to its natural porosity nature, travertine surface is filled with tiny natural holes. Unlike other rock variants where this is considered a drawback, the natural porous quality of travertine does not only add to its extraordinary qualities, but makes it the ecologically conscious stone it is. Not many re-working or manufacturing procedures is required for travertine to become the product it is today on the market.

Affordability

As well as marble tiles, granite and marble tiles are one of the most expensive bathroom tiles design of the bunch. And most modern day designers are quite nut about using these tiles as bathroom and kitchen floors, bathroom and kitchen counters, kitchen backdrops and shower tiles.

Travertine, a cheaper alternative to these high-priced tiles, offers the same elegant grain and shade. Constructed from natural limestone, travertine is an easily recognizable natural stone surface that offers one of the best finishes for bath area, not just because of the beautiful textures and grains it comes in, but also for its non-slip surface when fired, matte or bush-hammered.

Drawbacks

While the porous quality of this rock is well praised, if not well taken care of it can lead to travertine tile shower problems. Generally, when installing travertine in your bathroom, it is advised to always use a polish product or special sealant on it to prevent the going in and out of water. Prolonged exposure to water can cause the tiles to crack or even lose their configurations.

It is also worth understanding that the mineral composition (reactive) of travertine can sometimes retain traces of spills on it. For instance, permanent stain can result from the reaction of the mineral structure of travertine and acidic juices like lemon or orange.

Travertine tiles may as well not be compatible with some domestic cleaning substances. For instance, cleaning products like salt or vinegar are generally not compatible with travertine tiles and must be used not on these tiles. Therefore, it is important to carefully choose a travertine tile shower cleaning product which is not just less acidic, but one that won’t cause stains on the tiles.

Conclusion

Generally, travertine is an incredible natural stone for any bathroom design, provided the householder is meticulous enough to carefully maintain and care for it. With its beautifully carved lines and wide range of colors, travertine is a must for the great aesthetics and design. The tile shapes, sizes and colors allow travertine to help create an aesthetic bathroom space.

Below you will find travertine shower ideas photo gallery which showcases travertine tile bathroom gallery, and travertine bathroom gallery with pictures of travertine tile showers in elegant bathrooms with expansive layouts, high-end finishes and décor to help you create your own bathroom travertine shower ideas.

bathroom with glass frameless shower with travertine tile and rain showerhead

This bathroom with glass frameless shower with travertine tile and rain showerhead blends a few traditional elements such as the window and door trims, with a more modern element such as the rain shower, bathtub taps, and telephone shower in a chrome finish

traditional luxury bathroom with rough travertine tile shower and large enclosed tubs

The tile flooring of this traditional luxury bathroom with shower and large enclosed tubs perfectly contrasts the raised paneling, trims and cabinets in clean cream paint

rustic bathroom with travertine tile shower and rainfall shower heads

This rustic bathroom with travertine tile shower and rainfall shower heads uses gray textured stucco all around its walls and textured travertine tiles in varied sizes for its floors. It also uses travertine tiles on the walls of the glass enclosure shower where oiled bronze showerhead, and matching rainfall shower heads are featured

rustic bathroom with travertine shower with glass door

The small square enclosure centrepiece of this rustic bathroom with travertine shower with glass door serves as its shower area where shower, black metal taps, door handle and hinges are featured. The travertine shower combines stone with accents of wood to emphasize a craftsman touch and create a warm feel

mediterranean shower with travertine tile walls and marble floor tile with bronzed hardware and rainfall showerhead

The arched entry ways in this mediterranean shower with travertine tile walls and marble floor tile with bronzed hardware and rainfall showerhead lead out to the main bathroom. The main shower floor uses a black stone mosaic tile bordered by travertine tiles as a contrast to the beige travertine

mediterranean bathroom with travertine tile shower and chandelier

This mediterranean bathroom with travertine tile shower and chandelier uses dark heavy–grained wood for its recessed panel undercounter drawers, and doors. Travertine tiles are used to diagonally line the bathtub area, while the wooden blade ceiling fan and hanging lampshade chandelier add a more mediterranean feel

luxury travertine shower with gold fixtures

This luxury travertine shower with gold fixtures, water jets, and shower head. The walls give a natural feeling to the expensive feel of the taps

luxury shower with travertine tile in cream color vanity bathroom

The wide grained stone tile of this luxury shower with travertine tile in cream color vanity bathroom gives focus to the travertine tile lining the walls. A smooth polished travertine tile , countertops complement the raised panel drawers in cream color

luxury master bathroom with travertine tile shower and high ceilings

The vaulted high ceilings, tall arched frosted window, over–the–bathtub arches, and equally tall arched glass mirror gives this luxury master bathroom with travertine tile shower and high ceilings its luxurious feel

luxury master bathroom with rain shower and travertine tile with mosaic square insert

In this luxury master bathroom with rain shower and travertine tile with mosaic square insert, large travertine tile cuts are used in the main bath area, and a darker tone mosaic tile square insert is used inside the shower area for both the floor and the center of the back wall

 

large travertine tile shower with bench

Large travertine tile shower with bench

large travertine shower with rainfall showerhead and subway floor tile

This photo features a large travertine shower with rainfall showerhead and subway floor tile.The shower area uses black  grout to separate the walls from each other.

large travertine shower with corner bench

This rustic looking large travertine shower with corner bench uses a rough square ceiling and walls, and the corner bench beside of the shower. Mosaic tile in light shade is on the flooring with matching patterned tile used on.

inside a travertine shower with rainfall shower and small bench

The inside a travertine shower with rainfall shower and small bench features a small corner bench built–up  as well as shower, towel rack, rain shower, vintage look with all finished in oiled bronze

extra large travertine shower with arched alcove and high ceiling

Travertine tiles are used on the walls of this extra large travertine shower with arched alcove and high ceiling.

curved travertine shower with pebble floor tile and round bench

The wall of this curved travertine shower with pebble floor tile and round bench is a fine detail. The low shower on the opposite wall.

craftsman bathroom with curved glass shower enclosure with travertine tiles

The curved shower area in this craftsman bathroom with curved glass shower enclosure with travertine tiles uses travertine tile throughout its walls, floors and shower bench. It features a complicated set of taps, shower and jets mounted onto its wall, and a rain shower onto its ceiling

craftsman bathroom with bronze frame shower travertine tile granite counter and wood cabinetry

This craftsman bathroom with bronze frame shower travertine tile granite counter and wood cabinetry features beautiful elements such as a rainfall shower–head, an oversized glass shower with a bronze frame, patterned travertine tile floor and wall inlay

beautiful travertine bathroom with dual rainfall showerheads

A light beige travertine tile all around this beautiful travertine bathroom with dual rainfall showerheads. The glass enclosed shower area, telephone showers with rainfall showerheads, and chrome finished taps highlights the bathroom

bathroom with travertine tile glass tile design and pebble rock floor

This modern style bathroom with travertine tile glass tile design and pebble rock floor uses a brown travertine tile on the ceiling and walls area. Done in simplistic river rock cement, accented by the smooth profiles of the matte black telephone shower