Peru has long been considered a leading source for marble travertine materials. Exotic, rare and timeless are just a few ways of referring to this historically significant material that was used by Inca Empire as far back as 1438. When it comes to Peruvian natural marble stone its greatest contribution to architectural building is without question the elegant, durable and smooth natural travertine.
Why? Travertine marble distributed by the Andean Stone Company is quarried high in the Andes Mountains, some 14,000 feet above sea level in Huancayo and surrounding areas. The unheard of elevation for stone quarrying produces a marble that’s denser, stronger, less-porous, more durable and ultimately, the finest travertine found anywhere in the world. The rare, exotic travertine marble found in Peru is fabricated and used in every style and format including tiles, slabs, mosaics, medallions, columns, pavers, tables and more. Peruvian travertine has a smooth surface without the air pockets or small, natural holes that come standard with all other travertine marbles.
The Andean Stone Company’s rare, exotic, vibrant and exclusive Peruvian travertine has been specified for many prestigious and super high-end architectural building projects around the world, including as the exterior veneer for the new Louis Vuitton location in Briones, iconic hospitality brands such as The Four Seasons, Stanford University in California, the Phoenix Municipal Courthouse in Arizona, the Waikiki Sheraton in Hawaii, the seven-star Intercontinental Hotel in Osaka, Japan, as well as the Peruvian Embassy in Tokyo.
With its unique veining and coloring, beautiful travertine marble quarried in Peru for the Andean Stone Company can also be found in hundreds of custom, luxury private homes in all 22 U.S. states where it’s established long-term distribution partnerships, East and West Canada, Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Asia, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Italy and throughout Europe.