Travertine Floor Cleaning Services in Worcestershire

Travertine, a type of porous limestone, brings a touch of sophistication to flooring and can withstand the test of time when properly maintained. However, without adequate upkeep, it can be prone to damage. If you need help maintaining your travertine floor, why not contact Tile & Stone Medic Worcestershire today to discover how we can assist you?

Travertine flooring faces several common challenges, but with the expertise of a knowledgeable professional, most can be effectively managed.

Common issues

One prevalent issue is etching, often caused by spills of household items such as tomato sauce, vinegar, wine, lemon juice, and similar liquids. Etching appears as light or pale marks on the tile surface left behind after such incidents. Depending on the size of the spill, etching can vary from small patches of discolouration, to darkened areas affecting multiple tiles.

Travertine tiles typically need sealing and are usually polished to some extent, whether for a glossy shine or a matte finish. However, with regular foot traffic, occasional moisture, and general wear and tear, the tile finish gradually diminishes over time. If you notice your flooring becoming dull, it may require re-polishing to restore its sheen.

Resealing is another important task for maintaining travertine tile flooring. The sealant acts as a protective barrier against daily wear and tear but gradually wears down over time due to impacts and abrasions. Diminished sealant not only leads to a lacklustre appearance but also increases vulnerability to staining, emphasising the need for regular resealing.

Improperly laid foundations beneath travertine tiles can result in distortion due to uneven weight distribution from daily use. Subfloor movement over time may cause tiles to loosen, potentially leading to chipping or creating tripping hazards. Additionally, wear and deterioration of the grout between tiles can cause similar issues. Light-coloured grout readily shows dirt, which, when tracked onto tiles, can cause marks and discolouration.

Addressing these issues promptly and effectively is essential for preserving the beauty and durability of travertine tile flooring.

Maintaining travertine tile flooring

We employ a range of professional treatments to address worn or damaged travertine floors. When tackling etching, our process begins with evaluating the extent of the damage. Typically, we use a specialised polish solution to buff out visible damage, followed by applying a finishing polish and resealing the area.

For travertine floor tiles that have lost their shine, a simple finishing polish may be all that’s needed to revive them. This polishing procedure can be tailored to your preferred finish, whether you opt for a matte look or a higher sheen. We strongly recommend finishing with a sealer to guard against staining from minor spills and general wear. Reapplying the sealer annually is advisable to maintain this level of protection.

In cases of chipped, cracked, or severely damaged tiles, we conduct a thorough assessment to determine the most suitable treatment. Depending on the severity of the damage, it may be necessary to replace the affected tile entirely, and we’re equipped to assist in sourcing suitable replacement stone.

Will repairing my travertine tiles cause disruption?

We always strive to accommodate your schedule, minimising any inconvenience to you and your surroundings. Repairs to travertine floors affected by staining or wear typically take only a few hours to complete. Our repair process does not involve large or noisy machinery, and the strongest chemicals used are mild alkalis, posing no significant hazards. Rest assured, we prioritize safety and efficiency to ensure the job is completed promptly, allowing you to return to enjoying your space with its newly refreshed tiling.

If your travertine floor tiles need attention, don’t hesitate to contact Tile & Stone Medic Worcestershire today for all your maintenance and repair needs!

FAQs

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.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.
Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.
Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.