Travertine stone surfaces are stunning, stylish and durable choices for stone surfaces. They are functional and aesthetically appealing in their natural appearance. Travertine stone surfaces are exquisite as floor and patio tiles, meant for either interior or exterior surfaces. It is popularly used as pavers and the surrounding areas of swimming pools. This stone gives a natural look where each stone has its own unique feature and no two stones are alike.

Common Surface Finishes for Travertine

  Honed – The surface is sanded to provide a matte finished appearance.
  Tumbled – Mixed with gravel & ball bearings to create an aged look.
  Brushed – Brushed with a wire to provide a worn textured look.
  Filled – Resin and cement fill the gaps of the stone to produce a clean look.
  Polished – Travertine is sanded and polished to provide a shiny appearance.

Cleaning Travertine Stone Tiles
A variety of cleaning and maintenance procedures are used for Travertine stones. This depends on the type of finish the stone has and if it is either sealed or still in its natural form. The stones ought to be cleaned and maintained with products which are non-acidic in nature. It is highly recommended that professional cleaning takes place every few years. This will enhance the new and fresh look with longer durability.

Sealing Travertine Tiles
The Travertine stone is usually left in its natural form without any polishing done to it. It is usually scarred by acids and epoxy products are used to fill the gaps of the pores. The use of polishing powder will only accumulate in the pores. This makes the cleaning even more difficult. It is highly recommended to use professional stone pressure cleaning as long as the grout is in good state.

Layering treatment of sealants is used to attain the shiny, protective film on the surface of travertine stones. At times, it is important to strip and reapply the sealant on the travertine. A variety of sealants are used for either indoor or outdoor tiles. They vary in characteristics, durability, protective manner and slip resistant features.

Travertine Stone is a calcareous stone, normally categorized as very sensitive to acid as they easily dissolve in acid. Therefore it is imperative not to utilize all forms of acidic based products on the stone.

Stripping Travertine Tiles
Most Travertine tiles use sealants for protection. Topical sealers (coatings) normally need to be removed and reapplied in intervals. Stripping and sealing greatly depends on the type of sealant used, method and application used, along with the degree of traffic of where the stone is laid. Reapplication should take place every few years.

At Fuller Stone Care in Redondo Beach we offer a unique coating which will last for several years and is renewable on future applications. The sealer is able to chemically bond to itself therefore eliminating the expensive process of stripping off the old coating. It is also highly resistant to peeling, flaking and turning white. We also offer a non-slip grit added to the sealer for swimming pool deck applications.

Our company renders professional services in cleaning, sealing and stripping of all Travertine tiles for both domestic and commercial usage. We have a team of highly trained, experienced professionals who are equipped with the state of the art equipment along with a variety of quality products to ensure that the end result is above and beyond your satisfaction.

Give us a call to discuss your next stone care project, we are happy to provide any information we can (310) 944-9099