Cross River Design, Inc.
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Hilltop Tuscan Mansion mediterranean-landscape

Hilltop Tuscan Mansion

Landscape Design by Anthony Berardo of Cross River
Builder & Architect - Porarro Associates
Pool Builder - Marson Pools
Photo Credit - Jay Rosenblatt

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April 21, 2013
britttan wrote:
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Hi Debbie...this property is in Central New Jersey. Not sure how specific you mean, but by all means get in touch personally at if you're looking for more info. Thanks for the question.
    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 10:13AM
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The trees in the wooded area behind are beautiful.
    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 11:42AM
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February 10, 2013
Leah McNeal wrote:
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Elegant Tile and Stone
Leah....If you are referring to pavers, travertine does not stain as long as you maintain very basic upkeep. If you are extremely nervous about it you may chose to seal the stone.
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 8:57AM
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Hi Leah,
Travertine tile is one of the most popular tile choices, and all of our customers have been extremely happy with the results.

Because travertine is a natural stone, it is porous and susceptible to stains, as the sales lady told you. If you're going to install travertine in a place where there is a risk of stains, such as the kitchen, or a high traffic area, such as a hallway or living room, it is recommended that you seal your travertine at least once, sometimes twice a year. Be sure to immediately clean up spills in order to reduce the risk of staining.

If you're still concerned about the upkeep, consider porcelain tile. Porcelain is a man-made substance and the result is a material that is much denser and tougher than the average ceramic or natural stone tile. Because porcelain is man-made, it can come in virtually any size, shape or color. A result of porcelain’s high density is its incredible resistance to stains; the tile will generally absorb zero to one half of one percent of the moisture that it comes in contact with. Porcelain tile requires little upkeep, only occasional cleanings with soap and water, or a window cleaner for tougher messes. Porcelain tile is also generally cheaper than travertine tile because it is man-made and therefore easier to acquire. Because of its durability and resistance to stains, porcelain tile is ideal for high traffic areas, or households with children / pets.

The pictures on the top row of the below images are travertine tile and the pictures on the bottom are porcelain.

If you have any further questions don't hesitate to give us a call and we would be happy to help you out :) 1-877-558-8484
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 9:49AM
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