Travertine flooring, with its unique earthy tones and lovely patterning, has become a popular trend affecting residential and commercial flooring. The limestone-based stone’s inherent pitted surface adds character to each tile. It’s more than simply a pretty face. Travertine is a low-maintenance material that will last a lifetime, so read on to find out how to perform travertine floor restoration if needed.
How Do You Know When It Is Time To Restore Your Travertine Floors?
The tiles in this flooring may last a long time, but they will always seem like they were just polished if you don’t do routine maintenance on them every so often. One excellent explanation for this is that it just makes sense. No matter how often you clean, the stone’s unique microscopic holes will eventually fill with dust and debris. Spills of acidic liquids, such as ketchup or carbonated beverages, may also leave stains on travertine.
Repair of Honed Travertine Floors
Specialists will fill the inherent gaps in travertine flooring and the surface polished if you go for honed travertine tiles. As time goes on, you could observe:
- Breaks in an otherwise flawless surface
- Poor aesthetics in high-traffic areas
- Spots and etch marks from liquids
- Surface scratches
- Normal wear and tear, but only a professional repair crew can “bring your floor back” from these issues.
The travertine floor gets thoroughly cleaned by Cata Stone Care’s restoration experts. Next, they use diamond grinding equipment to scrape away the old floor and remove any stains or etch marks. Cracks in the floor are repaired, and the area is sealed again. Diamond abrasive pads are then used to polish the travertine to the desired finish.
Repair of a Broken Travertine Flooring
Travertine that has been tumbled keeps its characteristic pitted appearance. These are usually polished to a satiny finish, giving off a soft, inviting light at home in any bathroom or kitchen. However, dust builds in the small openings with time and becomes tough to clean. For instance, scrubbing it aggressively with a brush will enlarge the holes.
The three-step process of Cata Stone Care repair for tumbled travertine entails:
- Cleaning using a mechanical scrubber relies on focused water pressure to dislodge filth.
- Diamond grinding is used to eliminate old sealant and tough stains on tiles.
- A fresh coat of sealer is put on after the floor has been mopped.
Cata Stone Care Travertine Restoration
Recently, Cata Stone Care has completed two restoration treatments, one on tumbled travertine and the other on honed travertine.
Travertine has been broken up into little pieces. The magnificent stone flooring in the kitchen and dining area had lost its shine, was stained in many places, and needed new grout. After we finished washing and grinding, we fixed the grout and polished the tiles to their original silky sheen.
Glossed Travertine. An extensive amount of settlement fractures in the kitchen floor needed fixing. After experts repaired them, the old sealant and stains were ground away using diamond grinding equipment to reveal the bare floor underneath. Finally, we repolished the travertine to its former luster after sealing it again.
Restoring Travertine Floors to Professional Standards
Cata Stone Care’s restorers are well-trained experts who bring years of expertise to every job. We use diamond grinding tools and filtered extraction for a beautiful final product to keep the workspace clean and dust-free.