Definitions for "Travertine"
A white concretionary form of calcium carbonate, usually hard and semicrystalline. It is deposited from the water of springs or streams holding lime in solution. Extensive deposits exist at Tivoli, near Rome.
Limestone used for building in Rome
A tan or light-colored limestone used in Italy, and elsewhere, for building. The surface is characterized by alternating smooth and porous areas.
Calcareous stone, usually light cream in colour, used for floors and work surfaces. Often the holes are filled with a slurry or resin or fibreglass to create a surface that is textured by matt and polished areas.