Introduction to Travertine Restoration: A Comprehensive Guide

Travertine restoration involves a series of steps that aim to bring back the stone’s natural beauty. This elaborate process includes deep cleaning, repairs, honing, and polishing, with each step carried out meticulously by a team of professionals with years of experience in restoring travertine. If you’re wondering your travertine will be restored, have a look at how we do it:

Travertine Restoration Process

Visual Inspection

During the visual inspection, our travertine restoration experts look for any scratches, etches, or stains on the travertine surface. They also check for any cracks or chips that may have occurred due to heavy impact or wear and tear. The inspection helps them determine the level of damage and the best approach to restore the travertine. If a wax or coating has been applied, we will determine best methods to remove.

Removing Surface Dirt and Stains

Before deep cleaning, surface dirt and stains must be removed. A soft damp cloth or sponge may be used to wipe down countertops and tables. For floors, a standard broom can be used, but a dust mop is more effective at removing small particles that can wear down the finish over time.

For tougher stains, our restoration experts will use specialized travertine cleaners that are appropriate for the demands of the area to be cleaned. 

Deep Cleaning

After surface dirt and stains have been removed, it’s time for a deep clean. Our restoration team will use specialized equipment and techniques to achieve a deep clean that removes stubborn stains.

Repairing the Travertine

Cracks in travertine are not ideal, and if not taken care of, they tend to get worse. Fortunately, our travertine restoration professionals can repair such cracks. They first clean the area around the crack and then fill it with a color-matching epoxy. The epoxy is then left to dry and cure. Once the epoxy is cured, the surface is honed and polished to match the surrounding area.

Holes and pits can also be filled with a color-matching epoxy. The epoxy is applied to the hole and left to cure. Once the epoxy is cured, the surface is honed and polished to match the surrounding area. Imagine a smooth travertine tile without holes and pits.

Polishing and Honing

After the travertine is repaired, it’s polished and honed to restore its shine and smoothness. The polishing process involves using a series of diamond pads that get progressively finer. This process removes any scratches, etches, and stains from the surface of the travertine.

Honing is the process of removing a small layer of the surface of the travertine to reveal a fresh layer of stone. This process can be used to remove etches, scratches, and other damage from the surface of the stone.

Once the honing and polishing process is complete, the travertine is sealed to protect it from future damage and stains. Our travertine restoration professionals use high-quality sealers that penetrate deep into the stone and provide long-lasting protection.

Leave Your Travertine Restoration to the Experts at Clean Image of Orlando

Essentially, restoring travertine is a highly specialized craft that demands knowledge, experience, meticulousness, and an in-depth comprehension of the stone’s distinct qualities. 

When you entrust the tedious and intricate travertine restoration process to our experts, you’ll be able to see your dull and weathered stone transform into its original elegant condition. It’s crucial to hire trusted specialists like us with extensive expertise in travertine restoration, so you’ll be able to help your stone recapture its original splendor. Don’t hesitate to call us today to schedule your travertine restoration appointment!