Have your travertine stone floors lost their luster? We can clean, restore and improve the look of your natural stone flooring to bring back that like-new appearance!
How We Clean and Restore Natural Stone
Travertine tile cleaning typically involves the use of high-pressure hot water extraction (up to 1200 psi) which provides the most effective cleaning method for your natural stone floor. Effective and thorough cleaning is crucial for a smooth looking uniform finish and proper sealing. Our unique state-of-the-art travertine cleaning process will yield you MAXIMUM soil removal in cleaning your natural stone. Our cleaning process removes excess dirt and grime to really bring your floor, shower, kitchen, etc. back to life and you will surely be amazed at the transformation.
What is travertine tile honing? It is usually the description of the tile you would get from your local tile store. It varies from a low hone (no reflection) to a mild polish. Typically a honed floor will reside at the 400 grit diamond level producing a pleasant medium sheen.
Depending on the type of tile & fill from the factory, achieving a medium honed finish on your travertine is where we step in and use our travertine honing knowledge to benefit you, the customer. Every surface is different and we take great pride in being efficient to achieve your desired results.
How to restore that lost shine
Do you have polished travertine? Using diamond abrasives, or compounds we achieve a very clean, highly reflective, shiny finish on your travertine. The shine intensity can range from more of a matte finish all the way up to a mirror-like high gloss finish. The amount of fill, open pores & blade marks will affect the shine especially when going with shinier finishes. We use the finest abrasives to achieve the glossiest finish possible for your travertine, whether it be a floor or custom shower. This shine is like turning your floor into a work of art, something to be noticed as much as the art on your walls and usually much less expensive :).
Why you should seal your stone floor
Sealing travertine tile has been a cause for debate for industry professionals for many years. The reason for the discussion has to do with the porosity of your stone. Travertine is very dense and polished travertine may not be as porous as honed travertine.
Our recommendation would be sealing your tile when it’s first installed and depending what sealer you use, sealing regularly every year or every other year.
Travertine is a calcium based stone like marble and is susceptible to etching by any acidic liquid.
Sealing natural stone will not protect it from etching, so caution should be used with any acidic liquid like orange juice.
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Things you should do with your tile floor
- DO clean up spills immediately to minimize damage to your stone.
- DO use place mats under china, ceramics, silver and other objects that can scratch the stone’s surface.
- DO use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices.
- DO use a tray for toiletry products in the bathroom to protect the surface from the damaging chemicals contained in many toiletry products.
Things you shouldn’t do with your tile floor
- DON’T wait to clean up spills on stone.
- DON’T use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub cleaners.
- DON’T use vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general-purpose cleaners.
- DON’T use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
- DON’T use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone.
- DON’T use scouring powders and abrasives because they will scratch the surface.
- DON’T Place toiletry products directly on the countertop surface.