Travertine is one of the most attractive natural materials used for flooring. Being a derivative of Limestone, one of the most porous and sensitive types of rock, means travertine requires special care. A professional travertine floor cleaning service is vital to make sure this sensitive stone achieves the longest possible lifespan and avoids damage from spills, wear and tear. Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire offer a full travertine tile cleaning and travertine floor restoration service to customers throughout Cheshire. We take care of everything, from repairing minor damage to full restorations, including stripping, cleaning, polishing and sealing travertine floor tiles.
Common issues when cleaning travertine floor
A number of issues are common with travertine floor, the vast majority of which can be completely mitigated by hiring the services a professional travertine floor cleaning company. We’ve been refurbishing hard floors for many years and have developed a range of techniques that can effectively rejuvenate worn travertine floor tiles, leaving them looking stunning.
Etching: A common problem, most often the result of a spill. Many common kitchen items, things like fruit juice drinks, vinegar and wine, are strong enough to cause this.
Dull and dark appearance: the result of general wear and tear, professional buffing and polishing can restore the shine.
Chips, cracks and loose tiles: usually an issue with grouting or subfloor. We can take care of minor repairs in the course of a refurbishment.
Moisture protection: our professional sealing service includes application of a moisture resistant coating, specially selected to prevent moisture from damaging travertine.
Resealing travertine flooring
Travertine floor tiles should be sealed with an appropriate sealer at all times. This is the number one way to protect the floor from the damaging effects of dust and moisture. A layer of sealer acts as a barrier against wear and tear in order to preserve the look and condition of the stone beneath. Once or twice a year, depending on the amount of use the floor gets, a travertine tile resealing service should be booked with a professional company. This is because the seal will naturally wear down from daily use.
Our process for travertine tile cleaning and refurbishment
When servicing a travertine tile floor we initially need to take stock of the condition of the floor. Where surface damage such as scratches and etching has occurred we’ll examine the extent of the damage before selecting the best tools for the job. Using high specification floor buffers we are able to drastically reduce, if not entirely remove, the majority of surface markings on travertine tiles. This equipment is specially designed to treat the surface of stone floors without creating additional wear and tear on sensitive rock.
When travertine tiling has lost its colour and reflectiveness a thorough clean and polish is usually the fix. Ideal a couple of times a year a professional travertine tile clean should be arranged to prevent dirt from taking hold in the cracks and crevices of the tiles. The tiles can be polished and taken to a range of finishes from high sheen to matt depending on the cut of the stone and the wishes of our customers.
After any cleaning work is carried out is it vital to professionally seal travertine tiles. Having been in the professional cleaning business for many years we have tested all the leading sealing products on the market in order to be confident that we only use the very best on our customer’s stone floors. We always carry a range of top quality sealers which can be used to enhance the look of travertine tiling. We apply multiple layers of sealant to be sure of a finish that will hold for many months.
We do repair small damages to travertine floors during the course of our cleaning and refurbishment work and are always happy to help our customers where possible, but please bear in mind we are not a repairs company and may be unable to repair large cracks and more serious damage.
Cleaning travertine tiles without disturbing you
When carrying out any floor cleaning or restoration work we always aim to minimise any possible disruption to our surroundings, be they homes, businesses or public spaces. We do not use large or excessively noisy equipment to restore travertine tiles and always clean up our workspace when the job is completed. Any chemicals used to treat the floor will be completely neutralised before work is completed, leaving the floor safe for use by everyone.
Whilst we may use specialist chemicals in the course of our work, we can assure you that by the time we leave all residues will be gone and your tile or stone flooring will be perfectly safe for everyone to use. We work to extremely high standards of health and safety, conducting proper risk assessments where appropriate and never putting you or anyone else in danger.
We always work in the most considerate way possible. Work will be tailored to your needs and will fit around your schedule where possible. We avoid bringing loud or bulky machinery into your home and when a job is complete we thoroughly clean up after ourselves to leave your space looking as tidy as it did when we arrived.
We can appreciate you may not know where to start when cleaning floors and other hard surfaces. Don’t give up! We are your local professional Other Hard Floor Cleaning service provider, so contact us today for expert advice and tips from our friendly operators.
Tile & Stone Medic Ltd are still trading through the Covid-19 crisis, but would like to assure all customers, that strict government guidelines regarding social distancing are being adhered to by all our staff. Gloves are worn at all times and alcohol sanitising gel used on a regular basis. Masks will be worn if requested to do so by the customer