Dirt Trapped In Unfilled Honed Travertine
Located in Los Angeles, this unfilled travertine floor was very dirty from traffic and use. Sweeping and mopping were not enough, because the tiny holes in the travertine were filled with embedded grime and contaminants. The honed finish was also dull.
Our Travertine Cleaning and Honing Process
The homeowners wanted to keep the rustic, natural appearance of the travertine. At the homeowners request, we did not “float” the travertine, that is, we did not fill in the holes with color-tinted epoxy. We deep cleaned and sanitized the floor and then re-honed the travertine to a low sheen, just the way the homeowners wanted.
We achieved outstanding results, as usual, and the homeowners were very pleased.
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.