A little TLC for travertine…
Not every travertine floor we see is badly etched, chipped, or damaged. Sometimes travertine just needs a good cleaning and some minor restoration, as is the case with this kitchen floor in Rancho Santa Fe. With heavy traffic and usage, this floor always looked dirty, even after it was just mopped, as you can see in the BEFORE image.
Our restoration process was simple.
First, travertine honing removed a thin layer from the stone surface and gave the floor a nice, new appearance. Next, we cleaned the grout and gave the travertine a soft, semi-polished, natural look by lightly polishing the honed finish. We gave it the level of sheen the homeowners wanted.
Notice the difference in the AFTER image. The floor looks clean and inviting again.
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.