I know there was a long thread about the best kitchen counter material (a couple of them I believe) but I don't think travertine was discussed.
A friend is installing a countertop in the bar in his family room. Another friend of his told him that a polished travertine counter would look great (there are other travertine accents in the room). My feeling is that it would look great for the first year, but I am worried about staining, even if he keeps up a regimen of applying sealer. Travertine is such a porous material, I just can't see it being suitable for this kind of application.
If anyone has any experience I would appreciate hearing about it.