What’s special about travertine?
Of all types of natural stone, travertine is among the most unique. It is used in both rustic and elegant design schemes — rustic, because travertine has naturally occurring holes that give it a leathery, weathered appearance, and elegant, because those holes can be filled in and then honed or polished to a smooth, sophisticated finish. Travertine comes in a variety of shades and patterns and may be found on backsplashes, walls, showers, tub surrounds, stair risers, and more.
About this travertine floor
This travertine floor in Poway, CA is supposed to look elegant. Unfortunately, heavy traffic, dirt, and grime diminished the appearance of this floor, as you can see in the BEFORE image. With professional travertine services these problems are easy to resolve.
Our approach to cleaning honed travertine
The technicians at Set-In-Stone Restoration have the knowledge and experience to safely restore travertine and all other types of natural stone floors. We lightly honed the floor to remove light scratches that were trapping dirt and grime. Then we cleaned the floor, extracting contaminants and giving it a fresh, new look. Finally, we used travertine sealer — a solvent-based impregnating sealer — to inhibit staining and keep the floors looking as great as the AFTER image for a long time.
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 comprehensive travertine services throughout the San Diego area. Contact us online or call 619-246-0240 today for a free estimate.