The Filled/Polished Travertine is the most popular italian travertine. It shows a light beige background color. Its texture typically presents swirled veins coming in shades of brown and grey. It shows frequently small dark areas due to natural iron inclusions. The stripes /veins can extend from end to end of the table or blend throughout giving the appearance of ocean waves. In its natural form has “holes”, “pores” and “fissures” that are filled and sealed with colored fillers and/or small pieces of the same material before polishing. Consequently the surface is not regular due to the presence of residual micro-holes/pores that determine the natural characteristic of the travertine itself. Unlike Polished Travertine, the honed version is still subjected to the polishing process to obtain a smooth surface free of impurities, but it is deliverately left opaque and with a "silky" texture to the touch to give it a further level of sophistication.