Most commonly seen in tile sizes for indoor or outdoor flooring, travertine comes in a variety of earthy tones complete with a delicate look. Dimensional travertine is also available for use as vanity tops, fireplace surrounds, exterior cladding, and a host of specialty items such as sinks and light switch plates. Travertine is also available in various building stone formats such as splitface ashlar or rubble veneer. For a truly natural look, travertine can be used to complete outdoor patios or garden walkways. The most popular finish for travertine is a honed finish, which is a matte finish. To create a truly unique look, travertine can be mixed and matched with other stones to satisfy individual preferences.
The most notable uses of travertine are the Colosseum in Rome, the Sacre-Coer Basilica in Paris, and the Getty Center in Los Angeles.