Travertine Restoration, Cleaning & Polishing | Houston TX
Restoration – Get the look you want
Travertine is a natural stone that is commonly used as a building material in both indoor and outdoor settings. It is a type of limestone that forms around mineral springs, and its unique appearance is characterized by its pitted surface and varied coloration. Travertine comes in a range of hues, including beige, ivory, gold, and walnut, and it can be honed, polished, or tumbled to achieve different finishes. It is a popular choice for flooring, walls, countertops, and even outdoor pool decks and patios. Travertine is a durable material that can withstand heavy foot traffic, making it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas. It also has a timeless beauty that can add elegance and sophistication to any space. However, travertine requires regular maintenance to keep it looking its best, including cleaning, sealing, and polishing to prevent staining and damage. Beyond Clean Tile’s travertine restoration and cleaning process will give you the look you have been craving.
Honing, Polishing, and Refinishing
During our travertine restoration process we use diamond abrasives to hone or sand the travertine surface which eliminates surface imperfections such as dull spots, scratches, etching and other wear and tear. Beyond Clean Tile is well versed in the types of finishes possible, as well as experienced in the techniques required to achieve them. The most common finishes we provide during our travertine restoration process are a high gloss polish, a honed (soft matte) finish or something in between also known as a satin finish. When travertine is polished to a high gloss finish it gives a very elegant, formal, and upscale feel. Honed travertine on the other hand has a warm, inviting, and natural look and feel. With our travertine restoration process you can customize the look of your travertine floors, countertops, or shower walls. Our technicians are very knowledgeable and discuss with our customers the different types of finishes possible for their travertine and the maintenance that is involved with each so that each customer can choose the type of finish they will love the look of but also one that fits their lifestyle. Whether you want a floor that is flush with its grout lines for easier cleaning or need to remedy uneven tiles that can be trip hazards and unattractive, Beyond Clean Tile can take care of that for you. Using state-of-the art diamond grinding technology, we can remove excess stone to create a flat, level surface. We grind the floor completely flat so the tile is even with the grout lines. This process uses aggressive abrasives and a highly skilled technician so the floor does not become wavy. When the lippage (unevenness of the laid tiles) is removed this removes tripping hazards and because the grout lines are flush it makes the floor easier to maintain. This can also give the floor the look of being all one piece of stone as long as the grout color matches the stone. Once the uneven tiles are leveled (this is called lippage removal), the travertine is honed and polished to your desired finish.
Why is Beyond Clean Tile’s refinishing processes superior to other polishing systems?
1. Our skilled technicians use resin diamonds to achieve the highest quality finish. Resin diamonds provide a better shine and a finish that will last longer than those refinished by diamond impregnated pads often used by others in the industry. 2. Our technicians are trained to use many different types of diamond and abrasives. This allows them to pick and use the best tools that will give you the highest quality of finish. 3. Our stone technicians work with natural stone daily and are well versed in stone identification and knowing the characteristics that make each stone unique. This allows them to perfect the art of stone restoration. 4. Our technicians can walk you though our maintenance best practices so you can keep your travertine looking their best even after we leave.
Deep Cleaning Soiled Travertine
Cleaning travertine flooring can be a real challenge for a homeowner or janitorial company that has never cleaned it before. Travertine surfaces can become dirty and grimy with use, unfilled travertine with its naturally varying surface texture and inherent holes can be particularly challenging once dirt has had time to accumulate in the hollows and low points. Not to worry though, because Beyond Clean Tile can remove deeply imbedded soiling, strip away years of buildup of unsightly topical treatments, remove soap film in showers, get rid of soot on fireplaces, and resolve a host of other travertine cleaning problems with our state-of-the-art truckmount systems and advanced processes. Our cleaning process is called hot water extraction. Our equipment heats water up to 220 degrees and pressurizes it so it can flush out contaminates deep within the pours of the stone and grout lines, leaving your travertine and grout clean and sanitized. With more heat throughout the job we are able to achieve a deeper and more consistent clean throughout the job. We also detail around the edges by hand to make sure all the details are taken care of. This process will only clean the floor and will not address damaged areas such as scratches, traffic pattern wear or etch marks. To remove the damage the floor must be refinished. Our restoration technicians pay extra attention to detail so your home feels and smells like new. When we are done with our travertine deep cleaning you will understand why we have the best reviews in Montgomery County!
Travertine in its original state has naturally occurring holes throughout. Part of travertine’s unique appeal is that it is available in two distinct forms — filled and unfilled. In “filled” travertine, a color-matched material is used at the factory to fill the holes, giving the stone a smooth finish. In “unfilled” travertine the natural holes remain exposed for a rustic, earthy finish. Both filled and unfilled travertine are beautiful in their own right, and both offer their own particular look and feel. If you have unfilled travertine, or the holes in your filled travertine have become exposed, and you want the holes to be filled, we can perform this service for you. Our travertine hole filling process is different than other companies as we use the same filler is same as used at quarries so it is a perfect match.
Sealing Travertine & Color Enhancing for Natural Stone
Some natural stone types are more porous than others, and the more porous a natural stone is, the more susceptible it is to staining. Your travertine will be easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. Once your travertine is cleaned and restored, we may recommend you have us seal it to enhance its stain resistance. We say, “may” because not all stone needs to be sealed. Highly polished stone may not even take an impregnating sealer. But, if sealing is recommended, know that sealing represents an inexpensive, preventative measure against stain damage, because it buys you time to wipe up spills before they become stains. Travertine is characterized by its neutral earth tone colors. For certain types of travertine, our skilled restoration technicians can apply an enhancing sealer to intensify the color and enrich its natural beauty.
Travertine Stain Removal
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, stains happen. That’s the time to call Beyond Clean. Whether you’re looking for DIY advice or want to hand the mess off to us, we’re happy to tell you that most stains and discolorations can be resolved.
Before you replace your chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged travertine, talk to us about our expert travertine repair services. Beyond Clean Tile can fill holes and fix travertine cracks and chips, blending the repair site with the surrounding area, then honing and polishing it to match the overall finish of the rest of your travertine floor, countertop, or other travertine surface.
For travertine surfaces with high traffic and use, routinely scheduled maintenance services are highly recommended to keep your travertine looking its best. Beyond Clean is happy to provide these services for you. Most residential homes will need their travertine maintained professionally every year. Some homes will elect to have it done every 6 months. Having travertine floors maintained in this time frame helps helps keep the floors looking their best. Having regular maintenance also helps prevent the wear patterns that are starting to wear into the stone and take away from the look of their floors. It will also clean and remove any dirt or soiling and slow the process of traffic wear patterns from developing. Beyond Clean Tile provides expert level travertine services, for all kinds of properties, from homes, apartments, and condos to offices and other commercial properties, warehouses, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and more. Whether you need minor services like having your travertine cleaned and sealed or major services like extensive repair and restoration, we provide a full range of travertine care and maintenance services.
What You Can Expect From Beyond Clean Tile
Once you have decided you want to have your travertine serviced by Beyond Clean Tile you can contact us to schedule those services or have a free evaluation. And because we value your time, you can expect communication via text when appointments are booked and we are headed your way. We also respect your home so unlike some professional stone restoration companies, we protect your home during your cleaning by using tarps, corner guards, and taping off adjacent flooring. Our hopes are that we are able to offer our customers a turn key solution for their travertine. Our knowledgeable technicians can answer all of your questions and help you make the best decisions about the types of refinishing, polishing, and repairs you need so that you are happy with the finished product. We also provide customers with natural stone care guides, educate them on best practices and provide product recommendations so that our customers get the longest life out of their travertine surfaces as possible.
For a free estimate on travertine floating, honing, polishing, repair, restoration, enhancing, and sealing services, contact us online or call (936) 856-8610 today. We service Conroe, Cypress, Houston, Kingwood, Montgomery, New Waverly, Oak Ridge North, Panorama Village, Shenandoah, Spring, The Woodlands, Tomball, and Willis.
Travertine Repair FAQ's
Sweep or vacuum your floor to remove any dust or loose soil. Mist the floor with
a neutral cleaner and allow it to dwell for about 30-60 seconds. Then buff the
floor dry with a flat microfiber mop (similar to a Swiffer). The area should dry
within 60 seconds after buffing. Replace the microfiber mop pad when it gets
dirty or overly saturated. Find out more tips in our natural stone care guide.
Travertine in its original state has naturally occurring holes throughout.
Travertine can come in filled and unfilled. If you have unfilled travertine, or the
holes in your filled travertine have become exposed, and you want the holes to
be filled, we can perform this service for you.
Travertine is very porous. It absorbs liquids easily leaving stains to mar the stone’s surface if not sealed.