Travertine is a type of limestone usually deposited by hot mineral springs. Travertine comes in many patterns and colors including white, tan, cream, and sometimes in red iron oxide. The famous travertine quarries of Tivoli and Guidonia Montecelio, Italy have been the most important quarries since the Roman Empire.
Modern travertine is combined with cement then smoothed and polished. This provides a more uniform surface similar to granite and marble. Combined with its natural visual appeal it is smooth and durable and provides an optimal work surface. Travertine is suitable for commercial and residential countertop use and comes in both tile and slab forms. You are sure to find the right travertine color to match your home or commercial needs.