Travertine Polishing Orlando

Travertine hi-polish finish is our most popular finish. These before and after pictures taken in Windermere speak for themselves. Another company had polished in the past and it was very cloudy. Our process included a deep clean, full diamond honing and a compound polish; which in turn provides the highest quality, highest clarity, longest lasting hi-polish finish available. The Customer thought the floor was wet when she came home and had to touch it to confirm it wasn’t wet.

Topical coatings may provide a shiny floor at first but after a short time will look dull and soiled. Clean Image of Orlando was able to fully strip the topical coating off, diamond hone and high polish this beautiful travertine install. This service was provided even though the travertine was adjacent to a wood floor. As you can see the reflection off the floor is crisp, clean and beautiful. These results can only be achieved with professional service provided by Clean Image of Orlando’s highly skilled techs.

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Travertine hi-polish finish is our most popular finish. These before and after pictures taken in Windermere speak for themselves. Another company had polished in the past and it was very cloudy. Our process included a deep clean, full diamond honing and a compound polish; which in turn provides the highest quality, highest clarity, longest lasting hi-polish finish available. The Customer thought the floor was wet when she came home and had to touch it to confirm it wasn’t wet.

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This travertine floor in Bay Hill had become worn over years, and the owners wanted a makeover. Scratches from foot traffic and pets had worn the finish down even more in high traffic areas. To get rid of the deeper scratches, Clean Image of Orlando used the Italian Klindex Levighetor with the planetary attachment to give the floor a two-step diamond hone. This brings out amazing clarity and enhances the natural colors of many types of travertine. The floor was finished after it was polished with an active polishing compound.

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This Home located in Isleworth with Travertine inlaid with Wood, had lost its shine, become soiled, scratched and had cracking in 4 separate areas. Many shy away due to the proximity to the moisture sensitive wood. Clean Image of Orlando was able to repair all the cracked tiles and grout (see travertine crack repair link), and refinish the Travertine surface to a hi-polish as desired by the homeowner. The results speak for its self.

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The new owners of this home in Winter Park didn’t like the dusty, dirty looking appearance the travertine floor was currently in. They wanted a hi-polish to enhance the natural beauty and provide more of a formal appearance. We performed a 2-step diamond honing to remove surface scratches and wear, and then active polished to a hi-polish.

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This exterior travertine front porch in Lake Mary had been weathered for years before Clean Image of Orlando was called in to refinish. The Homeowner desired a high-polish finish.

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This was new travertine installed in Keene’s Point Windermere. The installation was very good, with minimal lippage, however the floor overall exhibited a very blotchy or mottled appearance. A cementitious filler material is applied at the factory to fill the natural voids in the stone surface. This travertine filler is applied last and hardens with time.

The owners of this floor wanted a polished appearance to enhance and bring out the natural beauty of the travertine stone tiles. Before the Travertine is polished, a 2-step Diamond abrasive honing and polishing procedure is performed. The advantage with this process is 2 fold. One, it better prepares the travertine surface for better clarity, deeper gloss level (wet look) and a long lasting polish. Two, the diamond abrasives will hone and polish the filler material to a lo-polish to better blend with the hi-polished travertine surface. You may have noticed the concrete flooring in Lowes, Home Depot, Costco, as well as others, is polished, this is the same process.

There are during pictures in this gallery that show the cementitious filler exhibits a higher polish than the travertine stone after the last diamond polishing abrasive. The only caveat for the filler to take a polish is it must be level with the surrounding travertine. If the filler dips below, the diamonds cannot “reach” to finish properly.

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When this homeowner in Windermere purchase this new home that set vacant for many years, as many Homeowners will say, the floors don’t look clean. Many Travertine Tiles out of the box have irregularities and flaws in the finished surface of the stone. This will lend to an uneven appearance, or in some cases the floor will look cloudy or dusty. This homeowner decided on a hi-polish finish.

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This floor had some uneven tiles that occasionally the homeowner would catch his toe on. With “tight”, “butt”, or “zero” grout lines, the difference in adjoining tile height’s really stick up and out like a sore thumb. One of the functions of wider grout lines is to conceal any uneven tile heights.

This floor was ground flat, filled with epoxy filler and finished to a hi-polish.

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Foyers are usually the main entry in to most homes, and over time centerpiece marble medallions will get worn from day to day abrasion. When you want to impress your visitors, it is nice to have your Marble medallion polished for maximum beauty as designed.

The homeowner also wanted us to fill the holes that opened up and polish the surrounding Travertine as well. The results were spectacular.

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This is actually a commercial building and former showroom. The new owner wanted to fix the damage from a rolling office chair and repair the larger holes. He decided on a hi-polish which really brought out the contrast and colors of the travertine.

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This a wider view of the newly installed Travertine floor in Windermere we refinished to a hi-polish.

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This is a floor we refinished in Windermere where we provided a couple different test polish areas for the new homeowner to decide prior to finishing the entire 4,000 square foot.

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The homeowner in this Winter Park home had just had Travertine installed and wanted a polished finish. She was not happy with the results as seen in the before, this area when compared to the other areas done in the same fashion, actually looked good upon first look. The first service used a Crystallizing process to produce this finish. After diligent investigating, the homeowner hired Clean Image of Orlando to come back in and Diamond hone and Active polish to produce a hi-polish that is shown in the after.

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This was new travertine installed in Keene’s Point Windermere. The installation was very good, with minimal lippage, however the floor overall exhibited a very blotchy or mottled appearance. A cementitious filler material is applied at the factory to fill the natural voids in the stone surface. This travertine filler is applied last and hardens with time.

The owners of this floor wanted a polished appearance to enhance and bring out the natural beauty of the travertine stone tiles. Before the Travertine is polished, a 2-step Diamond abrasive honing and polishing procedure is performed. The advantage with this process is 2 fold. One, it better prepares the travertine surface for better clarity, deeper gloss level (wet look) and a long lasting polish. Two, the diamond abrasives will hone and polish the filler material to a lo-polish to better blend with the hi-polished travertine surface. You may have noticed the concrete flooring in Lowes, Home Depot, Costco, as well as others, is polished, this is the same process.

There are during pictures in this gallery that show the cementitious filler exhibits a higher polish than the travertine stone after the last diamond polishing abrasive. The only caveat for the filler to take a polish is it must be level with the surrounding travertine. If the filler dips below, the diamonds cannot “reach” to finish properly.

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Foyers are usually the main entry in to most homes, and over time centerpiece marble medallions will get worn from day to day abrasion. When you want to impress your visitors, it is nice to have your Marble medallion polished for maximum beauty as designed.

The homeowner also wanted us to fill the holes that opened up and polish the surrounding Travertine as well. The results were spectacular.

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This is what many would call the wet look appearance in the after picture. When properly diamond honed and polished, the floor will look like it is wet.

Often when we finish with this procedure, the customer is hesitant to walk on the floor because they think it is wet. In fact if you poured a small cup of water onto the floor, it is difficult to see the water.

Because the travertine floor is polished optically, as opposed to wax or acrylic sealers on top of the stone, the light actually bounces off the crystals within the stone giving you a depth of gloss. With coating sealers such as waxes and acrylic finishes, the light bounces of the plastic sealer, and you get that plastic appearance.

Also a polished stone floor is much less slippery when wet that a stone floor that a has a topical coating sealer on it.

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Topical coatings may provide a shiny floor at first but after a short time will look dull and soiled. Clean Image of Orlando was able to fully strip the topical coating off, diamond hone and high polish this beautiful travertine install. This service was provided even though the travertine was adjacent to a wood floor. As you can see the reflection off the floor is crisp, clean and beautiful. These results can only be achieved with professional service provided by Clean Image of Orlando’s highly skilled techs.

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This home in Orlando we had the pleasure to work on, had an exotic Travertine. With all the holes and general appearance they were about to have it ripped out. After repairing all the holes, we provided full diamond honed and compound polish for a hi-polish finish. Maybe it was the way the installer used a partial checkboard install, the polish had such great clarity when we finished, and it was like walking on a sheet of glass.

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A beautiful home in Keenspoint located in Windermere had neglected floors when the new Homeowners purchased it. CIO was able to deep clean and provide a hi-polish finish that the new home owner desired.

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Before every polishing project Clean Image of Orlando will prepare kitchen cabinets to protect for any possible splatter form the multi-step process.

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From dull and bland to polished and full of color. Full diamond hone and polishing will bring your floor to the highest polish and deepest color that can be achieved.

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You can see from this home in Lake Nona how a travertine hi-polish finish just looks cleaner and more inviting. Most homeowners with Travertine will often complain after cleaning that is still looks “dirty”, even though it is cleaned. The process includes diamond honing the floor to remove 95% of the scratches, wear and tear on the floor. This is completed using a 3 step diamond honing process. Somewhat like sanding wood with sand paper, the difference is we use diamond pads and we use water so there is no dust created. The 3-step process includes 220 resin, 800 resin and a 1800 resin diamond. The first diamond grit, 220, is to remove the scratches and wear. The following diamond grits proceed to further smooth the surface, removing the previous diamond grits fine scratches. The end result is such a smooth surface, that from a distance it looks like it is polished, this is what we call clarity. You want the best clarity prior to the polishing step.

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The first room guests usually see when they enter the front door of most homes is the formal living room. This first impression sets the mood for the rest of the home. Clean Image of Orlando turned this depressed Travertine floor into an entrance worthy of any occasion.

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Wear patterns are normal and will occur, coming in and out from outside. Abrasives tracked in with your shoes can do a real number on your travertine. Clean Image of Orlando’s highly trained techs and top of the line equipment can transform even the most neglected floor. Clarity and consistency in your travertine can be achieved today! Call Clean Image of Orlando for your free estimate.

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This kitchen located in Windermere looked like someone poured water on the floor when we finished. Kitchens are often the most appreciated area we refinish because most homeowners spend the most time there. Why not indulge yourself in the beauty of a hi-polished travertine floor?

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This customer in Lake Mary wanted to order new furniture for their family room, and after looking at the floors decided the floors needed help. Clean Image provided a hi-polish finish to compliment the new furniture.

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This shows a travertine floor with the factory hone, or what you would get ‘out of the box’ after 2 years. This center of the dinning room floor was protected by the dinning table, so what you see in the before was likely how the installer finished it. It didn’t have enough shine for them so Clean Image of Orlando used a two-step diamond honing process for scratch removal, and getting rid of etches. After that, an active polishing compound was used to polish the travertine.

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The owners of this penthouse in Winter Park thought his Travertine looked dirty even though it was clean. Whenever you increase the clarity or shine of a natural stone it will inherently increase the depth and range of colors and prove a much cleaner look even though technically it is not any cleaner. An advantage includes easier cleaning as diamond hone and polishing smooths and “densifies” the surface. The owner could not believe the drastic difference our process was able to deliver.

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