Travertine Cleaning

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Travertine Flooring having seal removed and then cleaned

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Travertine Flooring After Polishing

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Travertine Flooring Before Polishing

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Travertine Flooring After Polishing

In recent times Travertine tiles have been a popular choice in natural stone. Aside from their classic timeless look and versatility, they sit at the more affordable end of the stone market. There are different shades to choose from - the walnut Travertine which is light brown through to the light ivory honed Travertine with its beige and cream swirls. Travertine tiles come in various finishes including the popular honed and filled, tumbled and brushed. But beware; not all Travertine is the same and it is difficult to compare quality as most suppliers claim to sell Premium grade products.

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Cleaning A Travertine Floor – The Advantex Way

Step 1: We arrange to inspect your Travertine floor; this is to identify the nature of the work required and limitations of stain removal and restoration, if any. This inspection will allow us to provide you with an accurate quotation for the required work. This is a no obligation quotation and we are happy to discuss all aspects of the work if requested to commence with the job.

Step 2: Routinely we first set up to protect all walls, skirting and furniture. We understand this is a very important part of the process and provides assurance that you are dealing with a professional company who will treat your home or business with the respect it deserves

Step 3: All loose dirt, soil and dry particles are removed.

Step 4: A pre-determined cleaning solution is applied; this is where experience is vital. Each stone type is individual and requires in-depth understanding of natural stone. Damage can be used if incorrect cleaning solutions and methods are employed. Wherever possible we use environmentally friendly products. At this stage any holes that have "lost" their resin fillers can be re-filled and allowed to dry.

Step 5: Industrial heavy rotary machines are then used to agitate the solution. These manage to reach all edges and corners, providing a seamlessly cleaned stone floor. Any final or inconspicuous areas are attended to with small brushes. The floor is then rinsed.

Step 6: Depending upon the level of soiling, the cleaning process may require repeating, but once done this has been completed, the stone is then thoroughly dried. We have invested in fast-drying machinery which hugely reduces drying times and disruption to your home or business.

Step 7: The stone polishing process is then completed, leaving stone flooring smooth and reflective. This involves the use of Diamond encrusted rotary pads reducing the need for many lengthy procesess which take you from diamond coarse to diamond fine.finishes. A final diamond polishing pad produces the end finish from satin to mirror finish, depending upon client requirements.

** We are able to offer a polished or honed finish for your Travertine Floor: we would fully discuss your desired finish prior to starting work **

Step 8: Sealing; a stone-specific sealer is then applied by hand to the tiles. This is a crucial part of the process; this penetrates below the surface of the stone and grout and repels liquid spillages.

We look to achieve high specification finishes whist offering high-levels of customer service at competitive prices. We have worked hard to build up a great local reputation with has benefited us with substantial repeat custom and recommendations from our work.