added by Sukie Basra
(3 days ago)
Travertine is another commonly-encountered stone. It's often sold as marble or limestone, even though it's neither. Travertine's a sedimentary rock composed of calcite, and as such it's a good bit softer than its limestone kin. It's nearly impossible to keep a shine, but once it settles into its native, matte finish, few materials offer the warmth that travertine does.