Travertine Tile Cleaning

Deep cleaning of your Travertine floors is often the first step to restore your floors to like new. This is especially true if you have a Castle Installation, also known as a Ashlar or french pattern, due to the type of travertine used. Nothing will out clean the Turbo Hybrid System when used properly with the correct stone detergents.

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Many times a Travertine floor will get soiled slowly and over a period of time that you forget what clean looks like. There are many natural voids that open over time with foot traffic and abrasion that get filled with soil, dulling the Travertine. A professional deep cleaning will remove years of embedded and impact soil to return the natural beauty of your stone floors. Using Neutral floor cleaners after a deep clean will keep your floors cleaner longer.

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Travertine holes big and small will eventually fill with soil. This home in Winter Park had dining room chairs with rolling wheels that were opening and enlarging voids already present in the tile. The first step is to deep clean the travertine surface to allow the filler material to properly adhere in the hole. A common problem is when this is not performed, the filler material will eventually pop out.

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It is amazing what a good cleaning, honing and sealing will do to transform your Travertine flooring. This high traffic area around the island in the kitchen had many years of use between the kids and pets before we were called in to clean and seal. The cleaning effectively removed years of ground in soil.

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This is a popular Hotel with a water feature that had water and chemicals over spray onto and evaporate off the travertine ledge creating discolored hard water deposits over time. On top of this a previous company had applied a topical wax that embedded and harbored this discoloration. Clean Image of Orlando cleaned the travertine and restored this beautiful fountain surround using restoration cleaning techniques.

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Often customers do not realize how soiled there floors are until they move a rug. This is the case in this home in Windermere. Moving a chair rug revealed the original travertine color. Clean Image deep cleaned this floor with stone detergents, agitation and Turbo Hybrid System to restore the original color and feel of the travertine in this kitchen.

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Most homeowners do not realize how soiled a floor can get. Sometimes this rapid soiling is due to improper cleaners or cleaners that use a “sealer” to enhance the shine, making the floors appear cleaner. This is the case here, as we came in and noticed how soiled the floors were, and the false shine that the travertine floor exhibited. With the customer’s approval, we used a flat razor to scrape a small section to see if anything was on “top” of the travertine. As you can see at the top of the “before” picture, after using a razor to scrape, we confirmed our suspicion that there was a buildup of sealer that was causing the floor to get soiled faster. Improperly used sealers often lead to rapid soiling, and often at that point require chemical strippers or strong degreasers to remove. Clean Image with the right detergents and cleaning systems could restore floor and exceed customer expectations. The use of a neutral cleaner is recommended for maintenance on all stone floors.

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Most people would look at this kitchen and think it looks fine. At Clean Image of Orlando our highly trained techs can see your current floors full potential and bring it to fruition. This area is often the most heavily traveled area in your home and sometime we find the culprit of heavily soiled travertine floors is the use of improper cleaners that leave behind a residue that can attract soils more quickly. Here a standard deep cleaning with a Turbo Hybrid steam cleaning machine was able to remove all the soil and cleaning residues. Clean Image recommends the use of Neutral cleaners for maintenance.

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Here is a beautiful Ashlar travertine install overlooking a picturesque lake view. Wouldn’t you want your patio to look as beautiful as the view? There was staining in the travertine and grout from moving blankets that bled green dye over 50% of the installation. Many attempts from a restoration yielded no results. The new home owners in Lake Nona called on Clean Image of Orlando to remove the staining and deep clean.

Miscellaneous Photos During the Process

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These pictures were taken during our cleaning process. After the floors are pre-sprayed with a stone detergent, scrubbed and agitated, sometimes we will use a floor buffer for agitation, and then the Turbo Hybrid is used for deep clean and extraction. You can see the Turbo Hybrid in the picture. The Turbo Hybrid System utilizes a hi-pressure steam spray within a simultaneous vacuum recovery. There is not a better cleaning system available when used by a certified technician. The results are often astonishing and most customers do not realize how soiled their floors are.

The difference a Turbo Hybrid Systems cleaning provides is unmatchable. The right combination of the correct detergents, agitation, followed with a Turbo Hybrid which utilizes a hi-pressure stem spray within a simultaneous vacuum recovery is unbeatable. The fact with travertine is that most of the soils are within the stone itself, or in the recessed grout lines, and without the right equipment you can either damage your travertine or spin your wheels trying to clean.

This Homeowner purchased a new home in Windermere and hired us to restore the travertine pool deck. During the cleaning, it was so drastic; we couldn’t wait to show the new homeowner our results. He was astonished at the difference, and also informed us he had just had the deck pressure cleaned 1 week ago. This goes to show that not all cleanings are the same, and it take more than just a pressure washer to clean a surface. Ask your Clean Image estimator to see the video.

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