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Travertine Polishing – What Do You Need To Know?

Travertine Polishing – What Do You Need To Know?

So you want to know about polishing Travertine?

First and foremost you should never try to polish your Travertine yourself.  You should call on a company that specialises in polishing travertine floors in homes and businesses in your area.

However, if you want to know how the polishing is done in a home, this travertine polishing Golocester project gives you information and guidelines on how it is done.

Not only do we show you how travertine is polished, we also give you guidelines on looking after your own polished travertine floor.

Travertine Polishing Gloucester GL4 project details.

My customer in Gloucester has a lovely polished Travertine floor. After 10 years, and a previous polish, in places, the shine was starting to wear. The tiles also had a few visible holes and deep scratches.

After completing the Travertine restoration work, my client was delighted.

The floor looks beautiful again, just like the day it was installed.

Mrs Ebbs

Travertine Repair Gloucester GL4

Travertine Repair Gloucester Gl4 Abbey Floor Care
Holes are circled in red

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I started by cleaning out the holes and filling them with a 2 part filler to match the colours in the tiles.

Travertine Holes Repair Service Gloucester Gl4 Abbey Floor Care
Holes filled with 2 part filler

As the repair filler was curing, I worked on the deep scratches. The only way to remove scratches in Travertine is to remove the surface of the tile to the depth of the scratch. I used diamond honing pads for the repair, taking care to feather the repair across the tiles. The feathering minimised the visible depression in the surface of the tiles caused by the repair.

Once the filler repair had cured, I honed the filler smooth to the surface of the tiles with diamond honing tools.

Travertine Polishing Gloucester GL4

My client had taken excellent care of her floor. Which meant that the floor finish was in good condition.  So I did not need to grind or hone the floor before polishing. Consequently, the costs for polishing were significantly less than most of the Travertine floors I polish.

I polished the floor with marble polishing powder to create a deep lustrous shine.

Travertine Polishing Servivce Gloucester Gl4 Abbey Floor Care
A beautiful polished finish in the hallway
Travertine Restoration Gloucester Gl4 Abbey Floor Care
A lovely polished finish in the kitchen

Travertine Sealing Gloucester GL4

The polishing process uses a minimal amount of water. This meant that the floor was dry very quickly, ready for sealing. I sealed the floor with three coats of high quality impregnating sealer.

I explained that the sealer would not protect the Travertine from acid spills. Any acid spills will leave a dull etch mark.

If you are searching for a Travertine Polishing Service in Gloucester or in another town, drop me a line

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