For a while now, marble has been in the limelight, cladding kitchens, bathrooms and coffee tables with its polished feel and glamorous allure. It appears though, that there is a new, more natural feeling stone taking over the minds of interior designers in the know. With its organic texture and tonal patterns, travertine is the new stone to watch.
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Traditionally found in the Mediterranean, travertine is a type of limestone deposited by hot mineral springs. It's this proximity to the hot springs that causes water erosion on the stone, creating travertine’s signature porous texture, a fundamental part of its evident charm.