Graniterra, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a kitchen, bath, and stone design studio featuring some of the best materials for kitchen and bathroom countertop. The design staff at Graniterra can help you at any stage in your design process; whether you are remodeling your existing kitchen or starting from scratch with brand-new construction.
Travertine is a wonderful stone and perfect choice for your kitchen or bathroom countertops. Travertine has been used to form beautiful buildings for centuries; in fact, the Coliseum was built with travertine nearly 2,000 years ago.
Travertine is a limestone formed by intense heat and pressure. It looks similar to marble in appearance and is also porous. It is imported into America from various countries and regions including Mexico, Italy, Turkey, and the Middle East. It comes in a variety of earth tone shades such as ivory, beige, gold, coral, and brown. When using travertine for countertops, the finish you choose (matte, polished, brushed) governs how shiny the surface is. Due to the gorgeous colors and natural veining, a travertine countertop makes any room look elegant.