Unsightly, Hard-To-Clean Travertine Floor
A Barona casino property manager contacted us because the travertine floor needed to be refinished. The reason the floor was in poor condition was that micro pores had opened up along the surface, and dirt, grime, and contaminants filled these tiny holes, giving the floor an unsightly appearance and making it difficult to maintain.
Our Custom Solution
Once we had a good look at the floor, we explained that our normal refinishing process (involving honing and polishing to a natural shine) might not be enough to provide the long-term solution he needed. Normally we don’t use topical sealers, because topical sealers tend to become worn over time with scuffs, scratches, and ground-in dirt from regular foot traffic, but in this case, a topical sealer application was exactly what the floor needed, because the sealer would fill in the holes.
Once we were sure the property manager understood that the topical sealer would have to be periodically stripped and reapplied, we proceeded to clean, hone, polish, and seal the floor. The dramatic results exceeded the property manager’s expectations.
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.
How does your travertine look? If you live in the San Diego area and want your travertine to look as elegant as this floor, contact us online or call 619-246-0240 for a free estimate.