Travertine Cleaning and Polishing
Travertine is a beautiful, luxurious stone and a form of limestone. It comes in a wide range of wall or floor tiles, including tumbled, honed, and polished. However, travertine is much softer and more porous than limestone, making it more susceptible to grease and grime soiling caused by foot traffic. Therefore, regular cleaning, vacuuming, and sealing are required to keep it clean.
All natural stone needs to be maintained, and travertine is no exception. Here are some common issues that can occur with travertine:
- The honeycomb structure of travertine makes it porous, like a sponge. If the pores are not protected with a sealer, they will fill with dirt, which can become ingrained in the stone and make it difficult to clean.
- Travertine is acid-sensitive. Using acidic cleaning products can cause holes to appear in the stone, especially with tumbled and honed travertine tiles. These holes will need to be filled with a resin or grout and then ground down to a honed finish.
- Another common issue with new travertine floors is that the tiles were not properly cleaned of grout after installation. This can result in a smear of grout on the surface, known as grout haze. Sealing the floor without removing the grout haze will compound the problem, resulting in a floor that always looks patchy and hazy.
If any of these issues sound familiar, don’t wait, 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. After that 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 sealing page.
Stains removal: We use different methods between diamond spray pads and poultice to remove food, drink or rust stains.
Cracks and holes repair: We fill cracks and holes with epoxy resin with matching colour and then we sand it down and re-polish to match the stone.
Grout clean: We clean each grout line with specially designed grout brush and suitable grout cleaning solution. We are experts in the field of Travertine cleaning, sealing and polishing in west London, Surrey and Berkshire, using the best equipment and will be able to deliver top-rate service to your home, business and your lifestyle.