Travertine floor not what it used to be
Honed and filled travertine has an exquisitely smooth matte finish, but when time, traffic, and usage take their toll, the appearance declines. The honed finish becomes dull-looking and the filler in the holes that naturally occur in travertine wears away, leaving pits and voids throughout the floor. The owner of this San Diego floor wanted Set In Stone to provide travertine refinishing services to restore its former beauty.
How we restored it
First, we performed a very light re-surfacing, and then restored the smooth finish. This was achieved by filling in the holes with epoxy tinted to blend with the surrounding stone. Finally, we re-sealed the stone to inhibit staining and kept it at a low sheen honed finish. The floor looks great, once again, as if it were just installed.
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.