Travertine cleaning can comprise many different factors due to the nature of its construction.
Often a restoration job will involve filling holes. Some travertine does come factory filled but over the first few years of use the more tend to appear in the spots where there is a thin weaker layer of stone above a void. These will be filled with an epoxy resin.
Over time your travertine floor can lose its lustre and shine or even if a honed finish just look generally dull. The dullness is often caused by microscopic scratches on the surface of the travertine where it has been walked on. This will make its appearance deteriorate and we can bring it back to its former glory.
Other times it may be caused by acid etching. This is where the top layer has been slightly dissolved by something acidic such as wine or fizzy drinks.
When travertine is polished diamonds are used on your floor to gradually reduce the surface tension and remove all of the tiny scratches and it is this that gives the high shine which you are looking for.
If you require a honed (matt) finish or something in between then we stop the process a bit earlier before the surface tension increases and a shine appears.
If your floor has been laid and the tiles are not quite even then the floor may require resurfacing to remove “lippage”. This is an involved process but the results are stunning : the floor will have the appearance of being a single piece of stone where the tiles have been bought to he same level as the grout lines. As a result future cleaning is also much easier as soiling doesn’t get stuck in the grout lines.
Sometimes your travertine floor may just be dirty and in need of a clean. We can clean the stone itself and also the grout and follow up with a sealer which can make following maintenance easier for you.
Exactly which process is used will be determined by several factors which will be discussed with you on your first enquiry and then further on our site visit and inspection.
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