Introduction to Travertine Floor Restoration

Travertine tile is a popular option for flooring because it is versatile, durable, and visually stunning. This type of tile is a sedimentary rock composed primarily of calcium carbonate referred to as travertine. The stone is formed by springs and rivers as deposits of limestone. This stone is strong and can take a beating, making it a great choice for many areas of the home. It is also heat and weather resistant, so it can work in your outdoor space as well. Travertine tile is one of nature’s great beauties and is available in a number of finishes, from honed to polished and tumbled. It adds a touch of luxury to any room and can be used in its traditional rectangular shape, as a mosaic, or incorporated into a design.

Travertine is a sedimentary rock, deposited by mineral springs that is available in lighter shades such as cream, white and tan. It is a hugely popular tile choice and has experience a recent resurgence as a highly regarded natural stone.

The likely outcome of an area fitted with Travertine tiles is a stylish and unique space that can comfortably and effortlessly improve the look of any area of your home or business, creating the illusion of space with their light appearance.

Travertine floor tiles are available in honed, polished, brushed or tumbled varieties as well as differing tile shapes and colourations. This offers testament to the fact that they can fit seamlessly into most decors.
Even the most conscientious property owner will experience the wear and tear that is inevitable through usage. Travertine flooring is available in a range to suit varying budgets and look to satisfy both practical and aesthetic appeal.

Travertine is a beautiful stone, but it can be a challenge to properly restore. There are several steps involved in restoring travertine floors.

Step 1: Clean grout - Use a grout cleaner, or a mixture of white vinegar and warm water to carefully scrub the grout between the stone and tiles.

Step 2: Repairs – Look for any chips, scratches, or cracks in the travertine and fill them in with a matching fill material. If the damage is severe, you may need to replace the marble tiles with a new one.

Step 3: Sand and Buff – Use a sandpaper to remove dirt and grime from the travertine. Make sure to use a very fine grit on the delicate surface. Once the surface is clean and smooth, buff it with a wet polishing pad to give the travertine a polished, shiny finish.

Step 4: Seal – Apply a layer of penetrating sealant to protect the travertine from damage and staining caused by dirt and contaminants.

Step 5: Buff again – Buff the travertine with a dry polishing pad to give it a glossy, smooth finish.

These steps will help you restore your travertine floors and protect them for years to come. However, if the damage to your travertine is more severe, you may want to hire a professional to help. Professional stone restoration services can help bring back the natural beauty.

We offer an incredibly high standard of care for our valued clients. If your Travertine floor has started to look dull, scratched or damaged from possible liquid spillages then we invite you to request our services to restore your beautiful natural floor to its originally laid lustre.

If there are small pot holes appearing; we offer a comprehensive stone repair service to support the restoration process. Although an in-depth understanding of cleaning techniques and products is imperative; the formula to a fully restored, clean floor is clear;
Correct product formulations, trade-strength machinery and time-served knowledge will always offer a superior finish, without exception.

Every job that we complete will offer individual factors that allow us to implement our time-served experience. This guides the success of the stone restoration and our ever-evolving training for our skilled technicians means that we are consistently able to use the best-available products and techniques.

We have heavily invested in industrial machinery that can offer exceptional finishes; this includes rotary cleaning machines, diamond grinding and polishing machinery, hand-powered tools and quick-drying fans.

All of this forms part of our comprehensive service; we are available to take your enquiry on 0800 232 1138. Please feel free to call for a free, no obligation quotation today.

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Specification For The Restoration & Impregnation of Natural Stone

1. Room Preparation

Due to Health & safety and insurance restriction, we respectfully ask you to move all furniture and breakable items. Our craftsmen will then carefully protect skirting Boards and wall coverings, using low tack tape, waterproof plastic or waxed paper.

2. Dry Mop

Dry mopping all of areas to be treated.

3. Vacuum floor

Power vacuuming using HEPA filtration vacuum cleaners ensuring the removal of loose dirt, sand and dust. Making sure all the edges is dust free using edge nozzles.

4. Deep Cleaning / Stripper

Application of our unique Wax & Residue Remover stripping solution which will break down And remove seal/polish build-ups. Then using various grades of brushes / pads and agitation machinery We clean deep down in to the surface. Followed by, pressurized water extraction using enclosed spinning heads, providing unrivalled cleaning results.

5. Stone Neutralization

Application of our Natural Stone Rinse, rinse this will neutralise the floor ready for further.

6. Drying

We install turbo dryers to speed dry the floors.

7. Impregnation/Sealing

Hand application of reactive natural stone impregnator Stain Guard SB or Color Enhancing Impregnator, which has been specially designed to protect porous stone. This process is vital it can take a number of hours as the stone has to be completely dry prior to application. In addition, the floor has to be dry when applying the recommended additional coats of impregnator. This will protect your natural stone in the future, guarding against both oil and water based spills. And of course , your daily maintenance of the floor will be greatly improved due to the protective barrier.

8. Benefits

As every stone surface is different and hard floor / walls can be high maintenance, having the stone impregnated from day one will protect your investment. Anyfloor will continue to assist you with your floor maintenance , we will advise yourself of the correct product to use.