Travertine offers a classic, old-world appearance. Travertine is available in earth tones, ranging from ivory to brown, and is known for its textured, slightly pitted surface. These pits add character to the appearance but will easily absorb liquids and trap food particles, eventually staining the counter top. Travertine’s surface can be honed to a slightly matte finish to protect the stone from scratches, stains and dirt. The pits can be filled in with grout or resin, and the surface can be sealed. Travertine counter tops also offer many different edge choices.