TRAVERTINE & MARBLECLEAN, POLISH & SEAL
TRAVERTINE & MARBLECLEAN, POLISH & SEAL
What is Travertine Tile?
Travertine tile, can be cream, white, dark brown, reddish color, and similiar colors. It is formed through the accumulation of calcite from hot springs. It contains lots of holes that were formed from water flowing through the stone. These holes are often filled with synthetic resins or cements. Travertine is classified as a limestone or marble.
There are many different types of stone available today. When stone is ordered, it is fabricated with a particular type of surface. Most home installations have what is called a honed surface. A honed surface provides a flat to low sheen gloss, however, different levels of gloss are available. This surface is very smooth, but often very porous. Honed floors should always be protected with a penetrating sealer because it has open pores. Honed stone colors are not as vibrant as a polished stone.
A polished stone has a glossy surface that wears away with time due to foot traffic and regular maintenance. Using improper maintenance procedures will decrease the durability of Travertine. The polished surface is very smooth and not very porous. The reflectivity of polished crystals brings out the brilliant colors and grains of natural stone. The shine comes from the natural reflection of the stone’s crystals. Powders and diamond pads used during fabrication or after installation provide the polish. The shine is not from a seal coating, but rather from the stone itself.
New Travertine & Marble Installations
Travertine and marble should be sealed after installation to protect it from stains and to give it longevity between services. Also, you may be interested in improving the overall gloss and appearance with our cleaning and polishing service. Whatever you do, make sure the stone is well cleaned before any sealer is applied. We use some of the best sealers available. Ask about our free maintenance tips to help you keep your floors looking great for many years.
Travertine & Marble requires unique skills to properly service
The skill for proper travertine & marble tile cleaning, polishing, and sealing, can only be gained with the professional experience of a floor care specialist. Your travertine and marble floors in the wrong hands could not only jeopardize the beauty of your tile but could also cost you more to repair it. Inappropriate tools and cleaners will damage the surface of your travertine and marble tile.
Maintain that new travertine and marble floor look with our superior travertine floor services. As soon as your new travertine or marble is installed call us for a free estimate to clean, polish, and seal it.
All Stone, Tile and Wood Restoration has been providing superior floor care across the Valley since 1995.
We make sure that furniture is moved and cabinets, walls and carpets, are properly masked as needed. Next, our power cleaning process removes deeply embedded dirt. This includes hand scrubbing the grout lines, floor machine scrubbing if needed and our extracting and rinse process set at the right pressure for your stone floors.
*Deep Cleaning Using Special Equipment*
We polish and hone as needed to achieve the desired level of shine, whether, natural, satin or glossy. This process takes time to achieve, but it results in a great looking stone floor.
*Travertine Floor After Honing/Polishing*
We fill holes and pits with a special travertine “epoxy”. Overtime travertine tends to develop small and large pits that should be filled to prevent further deterioration. Tiles will sometime develop cracks that can also be filled, or replaced.
We seal your tile and grout. We apply a good quality penetrating seal to protect the tile from stains. Natural stone sealants provide stain resistance that are vital to preventing stains and dirt from penetrating into your travertine and marble. Overtime these sealants lose their effectiveness, but they are an important part of the maintenance cycle.
GRANITE SEALING PROCESS
We are also an authorized Tekon applicator. Tekon sealing is a multi-step process to seal granite counter tops, which improves it’s over all shine, and feel. We also seal stainless steel, glass, and porcelain with tekon products.
Your travertine & marble floors require proper daily and weekly maintenance after professional service.
Extend the time between professional travertine & marble floor cleanings with the expert advise our technicians provide you. If you follow our easy to follow maintenance instructions you will spend more time enjoying your floors and less time calling in the professionals to service them.
Contact us at (623) 878-7788 for a free estimate.