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Travertine Floor Cleaning

All Tiles Cleaning provides the ultimate services for cleaning, stripping and sealing of Travertine tiles. We are the right specialists you need to make your floors and grout look new and hygienic. We are the professional solution to your worries.

What is Travertine?

travertine floor cleaningTravertine is a variety of limestone. It is a cousin to marble stones. Its characteristic lies between marble and limestone in relation to is composite development through thousands of years. It is deposits formed from mineral springs, especially hot springs, underground rivers and other varieties of water resources.

The Travertine stone is usually fibrous and concentric in appearance. It naturally comes in white, cream or tan colours. Rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate is the process that forms the stone. It is usually found at the mouth of hot springs or in limestone caves. This stone is usually used in Italy and globally as a building material.

The end result is a smooth, hard surfaced stone with porous characteristics. The pores on the stone are caused by the gases escaping the stone when it is formed.

When quarried, the Travertine stone has a natural beauty as it is smooth and dense stone that portray a noticeable cream colour that provides old world nostalgia.

The largest deposits of Travertine are found in Tivoli, Italy. The name Travertine originates Tivoli. In ancient Rome, the name “Tivoli” was known as “Tibur”. The original name of Travertine stone is “Tiburtinus” which means “Tibur stone”.

Where can you use Travertine?

travertine flooringTravertine stones are stunning, stylish and durable as a building material. It is functional and aesthetically enhanced in its natural appearance. This stone is extremely durable. It is exquisite as floor and wall tiles, beautifully mean for either the interior or exterior. It is popularly used as pavers and the surrounding areas of swimming pools. This stone gives a natural look where each stone has its own unique feature and no two stones are alike. It ensures a unique and exquisite look for your home and at the same time extreme durability for a long, long time.

Common Surface Finishes for Travertine
  • Honed
    The surface of the Travertine tile is sanded to provide a matte finished appearance.
  • Tumbled
    The Travertine stone is tumbled with gravel and ball bearings to create a rough and aged appearance.
  • Brushed
    The stone is brushed with a wire to provide a worn textured appearance.
  • Filled
    Coloured resin and cement fill the gaps in the pores of the stone to produce a clean and solid look.
  • Polished
    The process of sanding and polishing applies to provide a shiny and silky appearance.
Cleaning Travertine Stone Tiles

travertine flooringA variety of cleaning and maintenance procedures are used for Travertine stones. This depends on the type of finish the stone has and if it is either sealed or still in its natural form. The stones ought to be cleaned and maintained with products which are non-acidic in nature. It is highly recommended that professional cleaning takes place every few years. This will enhance the new and fresh look with longer durability.

Sealing Travertine Tiles

travertine sealingThe Travertine stone is usually left in its natural form without any polishing done to it. It is usually scarred by acids and epoxy products are used to fill the gaps of the pores. The use of polishing powder will only accumulate in the pores. This makes the cleaning even more difficult. It is highly recommended to use pressure cleaning of above 800PSI if the grout is in good state.

Layering treatment of sealants is used to attain the shiny, protective film on the surface of Travertine stones. From time to time, it is important to strip and reapply the sealant on the Travertine. A variety of sealants are used for either indoor or outdoor tiles. They vary in characteristics, durability, protective manner and slip resistant features.

“Our company render professional services in cleaning, sealing and stripping of all Travertine tiles for both domestic and commercial usage. We have a team of highly trained, experienced professionals who are equipped with the state of the art equipment along with a variety of quality products to ensure that the end result is above and beyond your satisfaction.”

The Travertine Stone is a calcareous stone, normally categorized as very sensitive to acid as they easily dissolve in acid. Therefore it is imperative not to utilize all forms of acidic based products on the stone.

Stripping Travertine Tiles

Most Travertine tiles use sealants for protection. This sealer must be removed and reapplied in intervals. Stripping and sealing greatly depends on the sealant variety used, method and application used, along with the degree of traffic of where the stone is laid. Reapplication should take place every 2 to 10 years.

Sydney Tile Cleaning are the premier natural stone restoration specialists in Sydney Australia. Specializing in cleaning, polishing and the restoration all types of natural stones, Marble, Travertine, LimestoneSlate, Quarry, Other Natural Stone as well as Porcelains and Ceramics. Please select the type of stone you have  for more details.

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