Travertine tiles are one of the most popular materials used today in stone floors, exteriors, countertops, backsplashes, bathrooms, and walls. Quarried from stone that is best described as a cross between marble and limestone, travertine has been a popular building material for thousands of years because of both its durability and the ability of masons to shape it to fit just about any purpose. travertine tile is a popular choice for just about any area of the home. Floors and countertops are the most popular choices, but travertine is also regularly used in showers, as backsplashes to countertops, as a wall covering, and on exterior walkways and patios. Because travertine is easier to cut and shape than some other stone materials, it can be cut to fit places where some of the less malleable stones are more difficult to install.