Maximize the Brilliance of Your Travertine with Our Polishing Services
Not all travertine is polished and not all travertine is meant to be polished. At Fuller Stone Care we can provide a wide array of services regardless of how it has been treated in the past. Read on to learn more about polished, honed, and tumbled travertine. If you want to learn more about your options, contact us at 310-944-9099 for a free quote.
The Difference Between Honed, Polished, and Tumbled Travertine
Honed travertine has a softer, satiny finish, and because it already has more of a matte look, any etch marks or scratches will be much less noticeable. This is the type of travertine that is most commonly used for travertine flooring and travertine showers.
Not all types of travertine are hard enough to accept a polished finish. Those that are can be given a slightly smaller surface pore size than honed travertine, which provides better resistance against absorption and staining.
Tumbled travertine is the most rustic-looking option. This type of travertine has a dull finish and typically has not been filled. This makes it harder to keep clean as the various divots and imperfections will trap dirt.
How Often Should Travertine Be Polished?
There is no hard and fast rule for how often you should get travertine polishing to restore a honed or polished finish on your stone. As soon as you are unsatisfied with the look of the stone, you should consult a professional stone care contractor like Fuller Stone Care for advice about polishing. Your travertine floors will hold their finish longer and better if you are careful to maintain them properly by keeping them clean and free of grit and by resealing them periodically.
Contact Us Now for a Free Quote
If you are ready to find out more about how travertine polishing may be a great option for your surface,Contact us Fuller Stone Care at 310-944-9099 for your free quote.