Travertine is a beautiful, luxurious stone and a form of Limestone. It comes with wide range of wall or floor tiles including tumbled, honed and polished. Travertine is however much softer and more porous than Limestone, it can attract grease and grime soiling caused by foot traffic and so regular cleaning, vacuuming and sealing are required to keep it clean.
Common Issues with Travertine
All natural stone needs to be maintained and Travertine is not without its own set of problems.
- The honeycomb structure of Travertine makes it porous like a sponge and if the pores are not protected with a sealer they will fill with dirt which becomes ingrained in the stone making it difficult to keep clean.
- Travertine is acid sensitive and the use of acidic cleaning products will cause holes to appear especially with tumbled and honed Travertine tiles, which will need to be filled with a resin or grout then ground down to a honed finish.
- Another common issue we often find with new floors is that tiles were not properly cleaned of grout after installation resulting in a smear of grout on the surface known as grout haze. This is actually a very common problem which is often not noticed by the owners of the property until well after the installer has left. Sealing the floor without removing the grout haze compounds the problem resulting in a floor that always looks patchy and hazy and never as depicted in the showroom.
If any of these issues sound familiar, then Contact Us, stone floors are an expensive investment and we can help you restore and maintain their appearance.
Travertine kitchen, bathroom floor and tiles can be polished just like Marble, removing etching marks caused by acidic liquids spilling onto the stone, hand soap spills, using our multi-step process with top quality diamond abrasive pads to carry out a Travertine floor restoration.
Our unique stone cleaning solution which will break down and remove seal/polish build-ups. Then using various grades of diamond brushes/pads and agitation machinery from coarse to medium to fine to very fine. Then we polish, if required, by powder polish.
To protect the body of the stone from stain and dirt penetration. There are several different types of sealer, each developed for a specific purpose and type of stone. For Travertine we recommend the use of colour enhancing impregnating sealer, you will find more information about sealing on the stone sealning page.
We are experts in the field of Travertine cleaning, sealing and polishing in west London using the best equipment and will be able to deliver top-rate service to your home, business and your lifestyle.