Like marbles and limestone, travertine is a type of natural stone. It is used mostly used as building material especially in modern architectures. This natural stone is also popular in residential buildings as many houses feature travertine countertops, flooring, wall cladding, and more. If aesthetic is your main consideration when designing a countertop, travertine can be an excellent material to cover the surface. This material is quite soft and prone to scratches, but if you can make sure that you will do proper maintenance and resealing, travertine countertops can indeed give a great deal of aesthetic and natural values to the overall design of your house.