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Travertine floor tile restoration

Our travertine tile floor restoration services:

What to expect:

Here are just a few examples of our work – after 20 years spent restoring and refinishing floors we have accumulated a vast knowledge base and library of photographs showing the results of our work. We have many more examples that we are able to send you and we are often able to provide you with a very close example of your own floor!

Travertine tiles polished in Cardiff



Travertine floor in Swindon



Travertine floor restored in Woking Surrey



The benefits of our travertine stone polishing system

Common problems with Travertine tiled floors and Solutions – We provide the full range of services

Common Problems Likely causes Our services
Travertine tiles attract dirt and soil easily.
  • Incorrect seals /polishes applied – commonly metallized polishes- have; these types of artificial finishes attract soiling and the dirt that becomes embedded into the floor finish which then proves impossible to remove with normal cleaning; additionally these polishes also require frequent stripping and removal.
  • Mechanically remove all traces of the old inappropriate contaminated seals.
  • We will natural stone polish the tiles leaving the floor easy to care for.
Travertine is yellowing and discoloured; the finish is obscuring the natural colour and beauty of the tile.
  • In correct seals applied – as above – the polish has degraded and yellowed.
  • We will Remove inappropriate seals and treat as above.
Travertine tiles are pitted and soiled.
  • There are different forms of travertine tiles; some have a rustic textured and pitted surface which tends to trap dirt in the holes whilst others have a smoother surface and are easier to deal with.
  • We will treat the larger soiled holes.
  • It should be noted that it is not possible to remove all soiling from holes especially if these are very small.
Travertine tiles are cracked or chipped.
  • Tiles laid on newly laid concrete floor that has not had sufficient drying/curing time; the subsequent movement of the concrete causes the tiles to crack.
  • Travertine Tiles laid on incorrect adhesives – the adhesive should be flexible to allow for contraction and expansion.
  • In cases where the tiles are newly laid then If under floor heating is installed then this should be set to its lowest setting and gradually increased over a period of 4 weeks; setting the temperature on a high setting will inevitably lead to cracking of the tiles as the adhesives and grout should be permitted to dry naturally as well as acclimatizing the tiles.
  • Structural movement – natural under floor movement of concrete etc.; again this is more prevalent in cases where the adhesives are not flexible and tends to occur at weak spots such as doorways.
  • We will carefully remove the tile/s before replacing the tile and embedding it on a flexible adhesive and grout.
  • Please note that if you have electrical circuit type under floor heating system fitted that there is a risk of damage to the system and that whilst we take every care in removing the tile that we are unable to accept responsibility for any damage caused to the system; that said most UFH systems are in any case repairable but you should check with your UFH company before work commences.
  • There is far less risk of damage involved with a 'wet' under floor heating system which consists of water heated pipes located 1-2" below the substrate and in any case any damage can be more easily rectified.
Travertine has large holes or missing filler.
  • General wear and tear
  • We will fill any large holes using a closely matching specialist resin.
Grouting is discoloured or missing in areas.
  • General wear and tear; inappropriate seals applied which attract soiling.
  • We will deep chemical clean the grout and in most cases the grout will return almost to its original condition.
  • Missing grout will be replaced with very closely matching filler.

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