Travertine Crack Repair

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Here is a close up of a crack repair we performed using our resin based filler. Cracks are prepped, color match to surrounding stone colors, and finished to same finish as the travertine.
Cracks, like holes can also be repaired successfully. Even difficult spider cracks that have stained over time can disappear with our skilled technicians. If a tile is cracked, or hollow sounding because the tile is loose and not bonded to the sub floor, we can perform epoxy injections to glue and strengthen the bond. We have used this process successively to secure areas where 10 tiles were floating. The epoxy repaired area will be stronger bond than the surrounding install.
This before pictures shows a settlement crack through 3 tiles as well as where the installer likely sanded down a raised tile edge. Raised tile edges can occur with the best installers. Often the installer will sand down the raised travertine edge because it stands out like a sore thumb.

However the consequence in doing so exposes the small voids, air pockets, within the stone body. This then allows soil to get trapped and difficult to remove without professional cleaning.

The solution, as we did with this floor in Orlando, was to grind floor flat and fill the resin based filler, filling the smallest holes, grout lines and cracks. The customer desired a high polish and we delivered.
Small floor cracks such as this one may not be noticed until the crack fills with soil and then is readily noticed. When a small or narrow width crack forms, soil infiltrates and can stain the body of the stone tile from the side inward. The damage area of stone near the crack must be removed, we will often use dremel type tools to remove only what’s necessary before repairing holes.

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