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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.