Many of the travertine floors we service just need a good cleaning and some minor restoration, but sometimes we see floors that are badly etched, chipped, or otherwise damaged.
With regular exposure to acidic substances, this floor always looked dirty, as you can see in the BEFORE image. Sweeping and mopping had little effect on the cleanliness and appearance of the floor, because the rough surface texture trapped dirt, allergens, and grime.
First, our travertine honing process removed the damage from the stone and restored the smooth surface. Next, we cleaned the grout and resealed the floor. Because of our expert travertine restoration services, these homeowners will have a much easier time keeping their floors clean — just quick sweep and damp mop!
Notice in the AFTER image how the dark patches where the etched floor trapped contaminants are gone. The homeowners were very pleased with our work.
Does your travertine need some TLC?
If your travertine is damaged, don’t replace it. An experienced contractor can have a look and tell you whether it can be restored to like-new. Unless travertine is severely damaged, it can almost always be restored for a lot less than what it would cost to replace the floor entirely.
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.