This Cleaning Travertine Loughborough Project shows how tumbled travertine can become extremely soiled, making the floor look soiled and ugly. Our client searched online for cleaning and resealing travertine tiles and came across our website.
She saw our tumbled travertine cleaning in Brassington with and was really impressed with the results.
Our client originally chose tumbled travertine because of the beauty created by the natural holes and voids in the stone. She wanted her floor to add a rustic beauty to the kitchen, hallway and w/c.
Tumbled travertine starts out its life in an exotic way:
This image shows Mammoth Springs in Yellowstone National Park, where travertine is starting it’s journey from the guysers.
Our client used a cotton mop, bucket and strong flash floor cleaner for cleaning her travertine. However, over time, the holes started to fill with soil, spoiling the look of the floor.
Over the years, Lucy also tried re-sealing the tiles, but this did not stop soil gathering in the holes.
As a last gasp effort, Lucy checked out our website and saw how we have transformed similar travertine floors.
We started by protecting the walls with plastic sheeting. We use powerful cleaning solutions. Splashes from cleaning travertine with these chemicals can damage delicate paintwork.
We left the cleaner on the floor for 20 minutes to start working its way into the soil.
Next, we used a scrubbing machine with a medium brush to scrub the cleaner deep into the holes and reach the embedded soil.
Now we used our hot water pressurised rinse and capture equipment. This blasts hot water into the holes in the stone and sucks out all the dissolved soil.
There were ugly, dark areas on some of the tiles, where soil had migrated under the surface of the stone. This process is not designed to remove this soiling.
Next, after cleaning the travertine we used jasmine coloured grout to fill the holes.
and when it dried, we cleaned removed the surface grout off the tiles, so the surface was ready for sealing.
Finally, we sealed the floor with a solvent based acrylic sealer.
This kind of sealer gives a tough, hard wearing finish. This sealer gives off strong fumes and is not a solution for everyone.
Where we can not use a solvent based sealer, we can use a water based sealer.
If you would like to find out how we can restore your tumbled travertine floor, call 0800 695 0180 or click here, we’ll be happy to help.