Travertine is a “holey” stone
Travertine floors are a beautiful and versatile design element. It has naturally occurring holes sometimes filled and sometimes not — your choice. With time and use, the naturally occurring holes in travertine become exposed and fill with unsightly and unsanitary contaminants, diminishing the appearance of this unique natural stone. This can even happen to “filled” finish travertine, since wear and tear can loosen the fillings and expose the holes with the same result.
Add this issue to dirty grout lines and you get the sad story of what happened to the travertine floor you see in the BEFORE images. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending.
We filled the holes, cleaned the grout lines, and more…
Our special cleaning and honing process safely removes years of dirty build-up and restores travertine and grout lines, giving floors a natural, fresh look, and this floor was no exception. We filled in the holes with tinted epoxy and sealed the floor to inhibit staining. The owners were very pleased.
For more information about travertine restoration, such as etch removal, lippage removal (leveling uneven tiles), crack and chip repair, stain removal, sealing, filling naturally-occurring travertine holes, as well as honed, slightly polished, or high-gloss polished finish, watch one or more of these short videos: Floating Travertine, Travertine Strip, Hone, and Repolish, and Travertine Repair, Restoration, and Polishing or visit our Travertine Services page.
Set-In-Stone Restoration provides travertine repair and restoration services throughout the San Diego area. Contact us online or call 619-246-0240 today.