Travertine: Beautiful with Care
Your choice of travertine for flooring, patio, accent walls, or elsewhere gives any space on your property a classic touch. This type of stone is popular for its bright, fresh look in whatever finish or color. But it won’t stay that way on its own. Preserving that look requires routine maintenance.
Why Travertine Needs Maintenance
Favored by builders since ancient Rome, famously used by Michelangelo in the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica and in the Colonnade of St. Peter’s Square, travertine can last forever … with the proper care, that is. This soft Italian limestone is susceptible to many kinds of damage:
Acid. Many common liquids including juices, sodas, coffee and bleach easily dull the finish upon contact.
Etching. Heavy patio furniture, large grills and abrasive materials like scouring brushes can scratch the surface.
Fungi. Mold and mildew stain travertine as these fungi grow in its natural nooks and crannies, especially when unfilled.
With enough long-term damage, no amount of cleaning can bring back travertine’s natural beauty. It’s important to start a maintenance routine immediately to prevent a costly replacement.
Stone Restoration Services Beautifies and Protects Your Travertine
When you choose SRS, your travertine surfaces can look as gorgeous as the day they were first installed, and you’ll be able to enjoy their classic aesthetic for years to come.
Basic Travertine Cleaning, Finishing and Sealing
We begin by carefully and thoroughly cleaning your travertine surfaces with gentle products safe for soft limestone.
We use top-grade travertine polishers with delicate, specialty abrasives to produce a natural-looking matte or soft satin finish.
By applying a gentler touch, appropriate buffing pads and powders, we can produce a smoother satin or brilliant, reflective finish.
Whether you prefer a matte, satin or brilliant finish, we apply a safe, professional sealant to ensure your desired look is protected.
All Stone Restoration Services Sealers have a 5-Year Guarantee
Travertine Repair Services
Epoxy Hole Repair
Holes occur naturally in limestones like travertine. We use an epoxy filler made specifically for travertine repair to fill holes and strengthen the stone.
The elegance travertine tiles add to kitchen and bath spaces is lost as they shift due to normal wear over time. We turn back the clock by realigning, leveling out and sealing loose tiles.
Another common issue with limestone tile is its tendency to chip or crack with minimal impact. We use a special epoxy that can repair the damage and match your travertine’s original color.