In recent years, homeowners have been looking at other types of stone such as slate for flooring, quartz for fireplace surrounds, and travertine for countertops.
Many homeowners choose travertine because its look often resembles marble. When compared to granite, travertine offers less diversity in terms of appearance. Most of the tones found in the market these days are creamy and earthy, but they look fantastic.
When travertine is cut at the quarry, it will have more holes and cracks than veins, but once these imperfections are filled in and the surface is finished, travertine achieves a gorgeous look. If your kitchen cabinets are made of light-colored wood, you should look at cream-toned travertine.
With the modern finishing and treatment applied to travertine, you can handle maintenance on your own. The key is to keep the surface dry and clean as much as possible. As long as your travertine counters are properly sealed upon installation, maintaining the beauty of the stone will be easy.