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Travertine has natural holes and channels during fabrication the

holes are filled  and the surface is honed, or polished. If you turn the

tile over you can see the holes and channels on the unfinished side

of the tile. When a light is placed behind the tile, you can see areas

where a natural hole or channel is located just below the surface.

Eventually  the thin layer of stone or fill breaks down or damaged

causing the hole or channels to be exposed.  When Travertine losses

fill the hole should be filled immediately, the area around the hole

becomes much more susceptible to further damage.

Travertine tile & grout deep cleaning for floors, counters & shower. Travertine tile & grout sealing and stain protection. Travertine tile crack, hole & scratch repairs. Travertine honing and polishing. Travertine floor lippage removal (uneven tiles).
We offer the following services for your tile & grout:
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The natural holes or channels you see on the edge of this Travertine tile were caused by water and hot gases escaping during formation. Think of Travertine a block of Swiss cheese, as you slice through the cheese new holes are exposed. Using the wrong cleaning or polishing method or products can expose these holes, allowing dirt to collect in the holes making the floor difficult to keep clean.
Using the wrong cleaning method can damage your Travertine and make it difficult to clean...
Water spots or rings on Travertine that wont go away…also know as etching …

Professional Travertine tile & grout cleaning, polishing, sealing, crack and

hole repairs for floors, counters and Travertine showers...

Our Travertine tile and grout cleaning process thoroughly cleans and sanitizes your Travertine tile and grout surfaces. We do more than clean the surface, our Travertine tile and grout cleaning process is specifically designed to safely loosen and remove deep embedded soil in your Travertine tile and grout. Followed by a clean water turbo rinse and vacuum system lifts the soil and dirty water off your Travertine tile and grout surfaces leaving your Travertine tile & grout surfaces residue free.  

What causes holes in Travertine and why have them repaired …

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What causes cracks in Travertine floor tiles and repairs …
This Travertine floor was cleaned and polished by another cleaning company. After a few weeks the client noticed that the floor was beginning to soil quickly and would not  come clean. The company had used multiple abrasive pads  to hone and polish the floor causing the natural holes in the stone to be exposed and collect dirt. The Travertine floor had to be cleaned again the holes were then filled with a buff colored filler and the Travertine was properly polished. With the increased popularity of tile and natural stone, many janitorial and carpet cleaning companies have added stone, tile and grout as a way to increase their revenues. Unfortunately the stone, tile and grout cleaning and restoration industry is one of the few industries that require no training or certifications.
Cracks in travertine can occur for a number of reasons. There could be cracks in the concrete under the tile, there may be voids under the stone that isn't providing enough support.  If the Travertine is installed on concrete and the crack goes through more than one tile in a row, the crack is normally caused by settling. If the Travertine was installed over a plywood sub floor it could mean that there is not enough support or the proper underlay was not used. The only way to determine the cause of the cracking is to remove the effected tiles tile and determine the cause. Replacing the tiles may not be possible if matching tile is not available. Filling the cracks with a filler made for filling cracks or fissures may be the answer. The filler can be colored to virtually any color to match the stone and honed or polished to match the finish of the stone.
Travertine tile & grout deep cleaning for floors, counters and showers. Travertine tile & grout sealing and stain protection. Travertine tile crack, hole and scratch repairs. Travertine honing and polishing. Travertine floor lippage removal (uneven tiles).
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Stone & Grout Meister is a well established privately owned and operated professional full service stone, tile & grout restoration company. We offer a complete line of cleaning and restoration solutions for all types of natural stone, tile, grout and Saltillo tile. Floors, countertops, showers, tub surrounds, and more restored at a fraction of the cost of replacement. At Stone & Grout Meister we are committed to giving our customers a level of quality and service that far exceeds your expectations. Whether your surfaces require cleaning or full restoration Stone & Grout Meister can help.  
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All calcite-based stones such as Travertine, limestone, marble and onyx can be damaged by anything containing acids such as orange juice, coffee, vinegar, wine mustard and many soft drinks. The mark looks like a water-stain or ring on the Travertine surface and wont go away with cleaning or using a poultice. Etching is a result of a chemical reaction that occurs when an acid comes in contact with all calcite-based stones such as Travertine. Sealing will give you time to wipe up a spill but sealing can not stop the chemical reaction that may leave a mark.  Remember to always use coasters and place mats on all calcite based stones. Removing etching on Travertine  requires the etching be removed with a diamond abrasive then blended to match the finish of the Travertine.
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When Travertine losses fill the hole should be filled immediately, the area around the hole becomes much more susceptible to further damage.
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Travertine cleaning, polishing, sealing

and repairs for floors, counters and

Travertine showers...

Our Travertine tile and grout cleaning process thoroughly cleans and sanitizes your Travertine tile and grout surfaces. We do more than clean the surface, our Travertine tile and grout cleaning process is specifically designed to safely loosen and remove deep embedded soil in your Travertine tile and grout. Followed by a clean water turbo rinse and vacuum system lifts the soil and dirty water off your Travertine tile and grout surfaces leaving your Travertine tile & grout surfaces residue free.
Travertine tile & grout deep cleaning for floors, counters and showers. Travertine tile & grout sealing and stain protection. Travertine tile crack, hole and scratch repairs. Travertine honing and polishing. Travertine floor lippage removal (uneven tiles).
Using the wrong cleaning method can damage your Travertine and make it difficult to clean...
What causes cracks in Travertine floor tiles and repairs …
Cracks in Travertine can occur for a number of reasons. There could be cracks in the concrete under the tile, there may be voids under the stone that isn't providing enough support.  If the Travertine is installed on concrete and the crack goes through more than one tile in a row, the crack is normally caused by settling. If the Travertine was installed over a plywood sub floor it could mean that there is not enough support or the proper underlay was not used. Replacing the tiles may not be possible if matching tile is not available. Filling the cracks with a filler made for filling cracks or fissures may be the answer. The filler can be colored to virtually any color to match the stone and honed or polished to match the finish of the stone.
Water spots or rings on Travertine that wont go away… also know as etching …
The natural holes or channels you see on the  edge of this Travertine tile below were caused by water and hot gases escaping during formation. Think of Travertine a block of Swiss cheese, as you slice through the cheese new holes are exposed. Using the wrong cleaning or polishing method or products can expose these holes, allowing dirt to collect in the holes making the floor difficult to keep clean.
The Travertine floor below was cleaned and polished by another company. After a few weeks the client noticed that the floor was beginning to soil quickly and would not come clean. The company had used multiple abrasive pads  to hone and polish the floor causing the natural holes in the stone to be exposed and collect dirt.   The Travertine floor had to be cleaned again the holes were then filled with a buff colored filler and the Travertine was properly polished. Unfortunately the stone, tile and grout restoration industry is one of the few industries that requires no training or certifications.
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Travertine tile & grout deep cleaning for floors, counters & shower. Travertine tile & grout sealing and stain protection. Travertine tile crack, hole & scratch repairs. Travertine honing and polishing. Travertine floor lippage removal (uneven tiles).
We offer the following services for your Travertine tile & grout:
Our Travertine cleaning & restoration services includes:

What causes holes in Travertine and

why have them repaired…

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All calcite-based stones such as Travertine, limestone, marble and onyx can be damaged by anything containing acids such as orange juice, coffee, vinegar, wine mustard and many soft drinks. The mark looks like a water-stain or ring on the Travertine surface and wont go away with cleaning or using a poultice. Etching is a result of a chemical reaction that occurs when an acid comes in contact with all calcite-based stones such as Travertine. Sealing will give you time to wipe up a spill but sealing can not stop the chemical reaction that may leave a mark.  Remember to always use coasters and place mats on all calcite based stones. Removing etching on Travertine  requires the etching be removed with a diamond abrasive then blended to match the finish of the Travertine.
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