Here, the natural pits of the travertine are filled with epoxy resin and then the surface is sanded down or honed. This treatment offers lower-grade travertine with excessive pitting, a smooth finish and unique texture. The honed characteristics are primarily achieved by grinding one side of the unfinished stone to get a range of satin to dull matte appearance. The silver appearance is created on the light ivory tiles by adding a hint of grey.