Travertine 2017-03-07T20:21:58+00:00

Travertine Cleaning Sacramento

For those who love natural stone, a popular choice is travertine floors. Travertine is a calcium based stone which can have many different looks. Sometimes we see more rugged and rustic with welcoming old world charm but we also see it with an elegant high polish. Most often, we see travertine from the factory come with a “semi polish” meaning it’s not highly polished but also not honed (matte finish). Over time travertine can become dull-looking, etched, chipped, or have an accumulation of cleaner residue built up on the surface giving it a false sheen. If any of these are the case don’t replace it! SacSurfacePro specializes in travertine cleaning in Sacramento and can  restore your floor to make it look like new again.

Filling Holes in Travertine

Out of all the calcium stones, travertine is the most likely to develop holes in the tile surface. There are two types of travertine- filled and unfilled. Unfilled is made to look this way and is more of the rugged, old world look we mentioned above. Even filled travertine will have the factory fill pop out as travertine has naturally occurring holes throughout. The more holes that are present, the harder it is to keep your floor looking clean as these holes will get filled with dirt and it’s almost impossible to remove this without the proper equipment. We can take care of these holes with traverfill which is a concrete based filler made specifically for this type of stone.

Travertine Refinishing

Often when travertine cleaning in Sacramento we are asked to clean 10 year old travertine floors which have never been professionally cleaned. Most of the time we find residue from cleaner build up creating a false sheen on the surface of the travertine. Once cleaned the look is somewhat changed because the stone has gradually changed to its current state. We can add a little more sheen or make it more honed (soft matte look) depending on your preference.

Another thing we encounter with older travertine which has not been professionally cleaned regularly is surface inconsistency even after we clean the tile and grout. Cleaning will remove the dirt and soil but will not take care of these inconsistencies. We always recommend our clients buff travertine if it has been many years since it has been cleaned. The buffing will remove the inconsistencies (not the the natural occurring mineral changes) and leave you with a more uniform look.

Note: Buffing can remove light etching but will not remove deep etches in the stone. We can remove these but it will require more focused work in these areas.

Professional Travertine Cleaning

Travertine should be professionally cleaned every 1-3 years depending on the amount of abuse it takes on a regular basis. If cleaned regularly the odds are increased it will clean up better than if you wait years to address it. We do recommend pre-vacuuming the floor to remove large particles prior to our arrival.

✔ We start with a highly effective, non acidic cleaner to loosen up the soil

✔ The we pre-scrub the grout lines to break the soil free and leave it ready for extraction

✔ We extract the dirt with our high powered equipment and over 200° water

Travertine Cleaning Sacramento
Travertine Sealing Sacramento

Travertine Sealing Sacramento

After cleaning we seal the travertine with HydroShield to increase the stain resistance. Travertine is porous and can quickly absorb staining agents which can be permanent. We have used HydroShield to seal travertine since 2005 and this high quality sealer will help keep your stone floors looking like new as long as the stone and grout is cleaned and sealed regularly. If you’re looking for a stone cleaning and sealing specialist, choose SacSurfacePro for travertine sealing in Sacramento.

✔ We apply HydroShield to the travertine and let it absorb into the stone and grout

✔ Once the sealer has absorbed we wipe down the entire floor so residue is not left on the surface

Note: On travertine with lots of coloring we do offer a sealer which will enhance the natural coloring within the stone. It will keep the natural look and will not make the stone look “wet”.

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Charley Schmitt
Charley Schmitt
2018-01-13T00:05:08+0000
Matt did an outstanding job on our stone and tile showers and their glass doors! He's not only excellent at what he does, he's also caring, personable and warm. He was reasonably-priced and gave me excellent after-care products and instructions to keep everything looking brand new. I highly recommend Matt and his crew, and will always refer him to my own clients, friends, family and neighbors! Thank you, Matt!
Romel Camposagrado
Romel Camposagrado
2017-07-10T15:26:58+0000
Matt is an excellent contractor who is honest, downtoearth guy; he helped us expose the grout job that was poorly done by our home builder's Tiling company that they had to come out and redo the areas Matt pointed out. We didn't do the grout sealing, due to that fact, but our granite countertops, bathroom glass and counters were done in time and for a reasonable cost; amazing job, speed, and quality work.
Linda McDonald
Linda McDonald
2017-05-30T00:01:36+0000
They did a great job and were very prompt. I had a follow-up that was taken care of quickly. I would recommend them!
George Henley
George Henley
2017-03-27T12:22:42+0000
I am a home builder. Matt and I have been fellow members of NARI for many years. SacSurfacePro has cleaned, repaired and maintained some of the toughest jobs possible including, marble, granite, glass and grout. It's the only company I will call!
Robyn Juris
Robyn Juris
2017-03-16T23:06:50+0000
My shower doors are crystal clear! Matt removed all the hard water residue and now they are beautiful! Sealed the floor tile grout and now it's a breeze to keep clean! Can't go wrong with SacSurfacePeo! Thanks, Matt!
Jan Griggs
Jan Griggs
2017-02-03T20:23:47+0000
Hire him. He won't disappoint you. Great conversation while working too.
Nick Espinola
Nick Espinola
2017-01-07T06:45:05+0000
From one professional to another. This company knows their business! Nick - Gold Coast Flooring
Frank Ackerman
Frank Ackerman
2016-09-22T22:56:30+0000
If you want quality service on removing hard water stains, also bathroom and kitchen cleaning and sealing tile and grout floors, granite countertops and shower doors give SacSurfacePro a call!
Bob Russell
Bob Russell
2015-05-03T21:46:20+0000
If you need any tile or stone cleaned Matt is the expert to go to .
Brian Spiker
Brian Spiker
2015-04-26T20:49:30+0000
Matt is a great guy very knowledgeable! Would definitely recommend him to anyone!
Shari Thompson
Shari Thompson
2014-11-17T21:19:22+0000
April Scott-Magante
April Scott-Magante
2014-09-27T21:18:12+0000
Hands down the best tile and grout cleaning in the Sacramento area. Matt is a true professional!
Maureen Reynoso
Maureen Reynoso
2013-12-18T02:39:22+0000
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Matt Pentecost
2013-11-10T15:03:44+0000
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Over a period of two years, our tiled floors got destroyed from a family of six. Matt and his team did amazing work restoring our floors to its former glory. Our grout looked so dirty, even though I washed the floor twice a day. It's very clear that Matt takes pride in his line on work and ensures to educate his clients on how to take care of the stone work /tiled floors that they have installed in their homes. Our floor looks brand new again and I'm not embarrassed when guests are visiting. We'd highly recommend Matt and his team!
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