Travertine Tile Cleaning

Welcome to my Work History archive where you will find detailed examples of the cleaning and renovation of Travertine tiles carried out in West Yorkshire

Cleaning and Polishing Travertine tiles

Travertine is a natural material that has unique features and colouring that no other stone can offer. The distinctive look of Travertine creates some of the most distinguished floor tiles and has proved very popular with commercial and residential use. It can be used for floor tile, kitchen flooring, bathroom walls and floors, and it is often used externally. There are many varieties such as Tumbled and Polished and like all natural stone it needs to be sealed to prevent dirt becoming trapped in the pores. Unlike other stones however Travertine does suffer from pitting however these holes can be filled.

One of the main issues with polished Travertine is the polish starts to wear down with use and eventually becomes dull. Another issue we see is acid etching where strong unsuitable cleaning products used on the stone etch the surface and ruin its appearance. To resolve both these problems the stone needs to be re-polished with diamond encrusted burnishing pads of different grits to hone the stone and bring back that deep shine. If this sounds familiar you should talk to us about our annual maintenance program where we visit you once a year to clean, polish and seal your floor thus keeping it in top condition.

Below you will find detailed examples of work we have carried out in the past, it should give you some idea of what’s involved and what can be achieved with the right techniques and products.

Travertine cleaned and sealed as good as new

Cleaning and Sealing a Honed Travertine Tile Kitchen Floor

The photographs on this page are from a Honed Travertine Tile floor in the Kitchen of a house near Keighley. The travertine was in such a bad condition that the customer was considering replacing the tiles at the cost of thousands. Fortunately he discovered Tile Doctor and we were able to restore the floor at a fraction of the cost.

Honed Travertine in need of a deep clean Honed Travertine before cleaning

Cleaning Honed Travertine Tile

We cleaned the floor using Tile Doctor Pro-Clean which was left to dwell for 15 minutes before being worked in with a rotary machine fitted with a scrubbing pad. Once clean we washed the floor down with water to remove any remaining chemical and neutralise the floor before cleaning.

Sealing Honed Travertine Tile

Once dry we sealed the floor with Tile Doctor Colour Grow which brings out the colour in the tile as well as providing excellent stain protection.

Travertine cleaned and sealed as good as new Travertine in Kitchen near Keighley after cleaning


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