Our Seattle, WA Stone Honing Professionals Brought Back the Shine to a Lifeless Travertine Floor
June 25, 2021Because of its elegance and classy appearance, travertine flooring is a go-to choice for many homeowners. What most people don't know is that despite its beauty, travertine can be very difficult to maintain. Due to its porous composition, this natural stone is vulnerable to dirt, acidic substances, and improper cleaning methods. Not only can these external agents cause marble surfaces to become dull and etched, but it can also damage them beyond repair. That's why we always recommend homeowners take preventive measures to ensure their natural stone surfaces remain in perfect condition.
A couple in Seattle, WA, was very proud of their stylish travertine floor. They loved how much it enhanced the overall feel and appearance of their home. Unfortunately, years of foot traffic and spills took their toll on the lustrous stone flooring, causing it to appear dull and stained. The couple tried different kinds of products and methods to retrieve the floor's former shine, but none of them worked. Frustrated, they decided it was best to leave it in professional hands. With this in mind, they went online and searched for Seattle Stone Honing experts. They found Sir Grout Seattle in the top search results. After browsing the picture gallery and seeing testimonials from satisfied customers, they called to schedule a free in-home consultation.
On the scheduled day, we visited the client's home to assess the problem. We thoroughly inspected the surface and determined a solution to the problem at hand. Since the floor was coated with dirt and had many blemishes, we assured the clients that honing the travertine would be the best way to restore it. We would also clean the floor and seal with our flagship sealant Stone Armor. The customers agreed to the service and scheduled an appointment for later in the week.
On the agreed-upon date, we returned to the client's home to perform the service. We began by cleaning the surface using a pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. On top of being safe for stone, tile, and grout, our cleaning solution contains properties that help reduce common household bacteria, mold, and mildew.
Once the floor was clean, we honed the entire surface. We used low and mid-grit diamond pads to remove the stains and etch marks from the floor. To finish, we polished and sealed the surface with Stone Armor. That is an impregnating sealant that fills out the pores in natural stone and grout, protecting them against water, spills, dirt, mold, and mildew. It also enhances the overall appearance of travertine by giving it a beautiful, glossy finish.
When we finished the job, we showed the couple the results. They could hardly believe the outcome. Their dull travertine flooring was now so shiny they could see their reflection. They thanked us for a job well done and assured us they would recommend our services to their friends and family.
Before leaving, we gave the couple a few tips to help them keep the floor looking great. We first recommended keeping the surface as dry as possible. Excess water and spills do nothing but cause long-term damage, so it's best to not leave them unattended. We also suggested cleaning the floor once a week using a damp mop and a pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. On top of being safe for stone tile and grout, this cleaner helps prolong the lifespan of our sealant. To finish, we advised them to test the state of the sealant once a month. To do this, the homeowners should place a few drops of water across the floor. If the water seeps in, the floor must be re-sealed. The couple thanked us for the tips and promised to follow them moving forward.
When your travertine surfaces have lost their shine, make sure to contact Sir Grout Seattle. We have the necessary tools and expertise to offer the best stone restoration services in the industry. Call us at (206) 833-4949 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free assessment today. Don't forget to also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
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