Travertine is a natural-looking stone that can be made to fit into any decor scheme, and it’s durable enough to survive the test of years and even decades of wear. If you’re looking for the perfect paver for your patio or walkway, travertine may just be the answer. Many homeowners choose to stain travertine paver surfaces to protect them from the elements as well as spills and leakages. Some people prefer not to seal their travertine pavers, which is also acceptable.

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One reason you may not wish to seal your paver surface is that is can remove some of the traction, which is there to help prevent slips and falls when the travertine is wet. This will protect your patio from stains while keeping the surface safe for children and older adults when wet. If you serve meals or drinks such as red wine in the paver area you may find this effort to be worthwhile, however if not, you may choose to go without a sealer. Next, apply your sealer evenly across the entire surface, according to the instructions on the packaging. For best results, apply two coats of sealer, waiting until the first is completely dry before applying the second.

If you have already decided to renovate your outdoor space using travertine, one of the decisions you’ll have to make is whether or not to seal your pavers. However, before deciding to seal your patio or walkway, there are a few things to consider.

Sealing your pavers can also help bring out the colors in your pavers and make them look more vibrant. Others choose to use a special sealer known as “shark skin” to retain the traction while still protecting their pavers. Sealing your patio can also be more labor intensive, as you’ll need to reapply the seal every year or every other year depending on the type of sealer you use. You’ll also need to ensure that your travertine is free from waxed coating or any other debris. For best results, allow your pavers at least 72 hours to dry completely. If this is the case, you may need to use extra sealer to make sure your pavers are completely protected. These experts can help you decide whether sealing your pavers is right for you, and can provide a price estimate for your project today.

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Removing the stains, oils and existing sealers in travertine stone will allow our sealers to penetrate deep and lock out all the stains. Celine prevents travertine from retaining moisture, causing mold and stains. But, that just sets the stage for the best stone maintenance cleaner.

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A free estimate is the first step for achieving your new travertine restoration. We offer a 5 year service warranty on all of our healthy shower and floor systems. It may enhance the stone or add a semi-sheen to the surface.

The stone will have a hydrophilic appearance, once fluids are poured on it.

It penetrates deep into the stone achieving longevity on floors, countertops and in showers. Stains, mold and mildew seem to be a standard for the travertine tile in showers. Celine coats the top of the travertine and penetrates deep to protect the stone with its mold inhibiting technology. Simply fill out our estimate form and have us call you back, schedule an on-site estimate or upload the images of your affected areas for an online estimate. Celine will soak deep into the stone pores, which will not change the slip-resistance nature of the surface. Walk on the floor within 4 hours and shower within 24 hours.

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It delivers both unmatched beauty and practicality making it an investment you will never regret.

Refer to this page to arm you with everything you need to know about stone floor care and maintaining your natural stone and tile. Mats or area rugs inside and outside an entrance will help to minimize the sand, dirt and grit that can scratch a stone floor. Do not use vacuum cleaners that are worn, the metal or plastic attachments may scratch the surface.

If a sealer is applied, be sure that it is non-toxic and safe for use in food preparation surfaces. Vacuuming tools remove damaging abrasive soils instead of spreading and unknowingly scratching your stone floors. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble, travertine or limestone as these can etch the surface of the stone. Do protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or area rugs and counter top surfaces with coasters, trivets or placemats, particularly under those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Don’t use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine or onyx surfaces. Don’t use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.

If something has soaked into the stone and stained it, a poultice may need to be applied. You can purchase the product and do it yourself, or contact us to perform the service for you.

Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the stone surface. Use trivets or mats under hot dishes and placemats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that can scratch the surface. Don’t use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners. Don’t mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.

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The results were streaked even though he used a sponge as well as a paint brush.

A sealer only slows down the rate of absorption so you have more time to clean up a spill. And since polished travertine tiles are near impossible to stain anyway, why bother especially when it will be difficult to get any sealer to absorb and you may just end up right back where you are now. Also, make sure (after several cleanings) that it is free of dust and dirt. I purchased a table with a travertine top and told the stone was sealed.

The result was shiny streaks everywhere, areas with no sealer, areas with blobby sealer and sand. But it could be that the sealer he applied was more like a coating. Try washing with acetone or mineral spirits to see if you can remove the sealer and restore a normal look to the tile. It may not remove the sealer or may not remove it evenly which could be worse. You need to apply the sealer to create a film over the area being sealed. Once you see areas drying you need to add more until it appears the stone is not absorbing more, then you need to completely remove all sealer residue from the surface.

When travertine flooring is polished it is essentially non-absorbent. That’s why you always want to water test any stone surface to see if it even needs sealing and if it does then apply sealer only to a left-over or sample tile or to a small area first. Pour a bit of acetone on a small area and agitate with a soft bristle brush. You don’t want to trap moisture under the sealer and a dust/dirt free floor simply allows for better sealer coverage. Sealing travertine will help prevent stains (liquid absorbing) but not the dull spots or streaks from etching.

He sprayed it on and had a worker use a squeegee to remove excess as he sprayed. The once smooth tiles have a gritty feeling where the sand was pulled onto the tile with the squeegee. The installer says it’s just because the tile is porous and absorbs differently in different areas of the tile and suggests reapplying. However, it is necessary to remove excess sealer and buff dry or else sealer residue can leave a haze which may make the surface look odd and splotchy. I would not apply more until you understand what happened or the exact type of sealer. In other words, apply the same color-enhancing sealer to a left over piece of travertine and then scrub with methylene chloride to see if this procedure is effective.

But if the stone is too dense to absorb the sealer in the first place, then the first mistake was applying a sealer at all.

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Let the stone absorb as much as possible, without letting it dry on the surface. This process can take between 2 and 10 minutes depending on the stone.

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Travertine is similar to marble in that it can be polished, and is sensitive to acids and household cleaners with chemical agents.

Slate is not acid sensitive but prolonged use of household cleaners with chelating agents can cause streaking and dullness. Though not acid sensitive, prolonged use of household cleaners with chelating agents will cause streaking and can be a homeowner’s nightmare.

These can breakdown the sealer, thereby removing its protective properties and making the stone and tile grout susceptible to stains. Since all stone is made up of minerals, these types of cleaners will dissolve and cause streaks over prolonged use. Call us today to find the right one for your floors – 713-784-4648. It varies in hardness and sometimes will have fossil imprints. Marble is sensitive to acids in many different food items (including citrus products, sodas, etc.) and the chemical agents in household cleaners. Water movement caused erosion of the stone creating numerous holes of varying sizes.

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If it looks darker at the beginning, it’s because the stone will be wet. I was told by one of your reps that you have a limestone and travertine soap that gradually leaves a patina shine on travertine as it cleans. Place paper towel on the stain, pour bleach to soak the towel, let sit for two hours and rinse with water.

How soon after using the sealer can the counters be used in a normal fashion?

If you plan to polish your stone after sealing, we recommend waiting 24 hours to allow the sealer to cure to the surface. The ratio should be 2 gallons of hot water and 1 cup of alcohol. Is the shower cleaner product going to address this or is there another cleaner that will get rid of this and then do weekly cleaning with the shower cleaner? Let sit for one minute and scrape off with a straight-edge razor blade.

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For this reason, manufacturers recommend sealing the tiles regularly to protect them. Pigmented sealers stain the grout as well as the tiles once installed. Set up a second fan on the other side of the room pulling air into it. Scrub gently with a solvent-resistant scrub brush to spread the sealer around the tile as it begins to skim over. Dip your lamb’s-wool roller into the sealer and roll it onto the floor. If you experience difficulty breathing while using stripper, contact a physician and poison control immediately.

You can use this to your advantage and mix pigments into your sealer to both seal and color the stone at the same time.

If you do not want the grout stained, seal the tiles before installation or cover and protect the grout lines during the sealing process. This cross-ventilates the area to quickly draw toxic fumes out.

If you are sensitive to fumes or have a heart condition, wear a respirator instead of a dust mask. Keep the stripper wet during this time, adding more as needed to prevent any drying. Use the brush to agitate any stained areas and help the stripper work its way into the tile. Once removed, wipe over the area with a clean rag dampened with lacquer thinner. Leave the sealer to dry, then apply a second coat in the same manner. For example, if you rolled the first coat in an east-west direction, roll the second coat in a north-south direction.

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It had a matte finish, enhanced the color just a bit, and was fantastic.

It was a small piece of travertine, and after drying, it looked fine.

Travertine is, as you spelunkers know, formed in a wet environment and does just fine in nature. Impregnating sealers and enhancers are made to be wiped on and then wiped off before drying, so they don’t form an ugly film. As you agitate, you look at the goopy mess trying to tell if the film is dissolving into gooey sheets. That specific sealer does not penetrate the marble it just puts a top coat.

I redid a downstairs bath in slate, and used a sealer that was gorgeous.

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Anyway – chances are your tile never needed sealing in the first place. I grant you it isn’t rocket science, but unless you have done it so many times you could do it in your sleep, you won’t find it easy to do right. Then use power buffer low speed with scratchy pad, but not too scratchy for your floor. Then do corners and edges the same way, without benefit of power scrubber. When it dries, you will have the joy of noticing that you did not get all the places you thought you did and so you re-do spots. He was at my shop and took the wrong sealer, he put two coats and it looked good from a distance but there was streaks.

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Our sealers penetrate better, once stains, oil and existing sealers are wiped out of the surface. Travertine gets a hydrophilic appearance, once fluids are poured on it. Celine – a clear topical chemical resistant sealant waterproofs the stone surface. It soaks deep into the stone achieving durability on floors, countertops and in showers. Celine will soak deep into the stone pores, which will not change the slip-resistance nature of the surface.

Walk on the floor within 4 hours and shower within 24 hours.

It prevents travertine from retaining moisture, causing mold and stains. Celine coats the top of the travertine and soaks deep to protect the stone with its mold prevention technology. We offer a 5 year service warranty on all of our healthy shower and floor systems. It may enhance the stone or add a semi-sheen to the surface.

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We know what it takes to get them looking good and to keep them always looking their best while you use them.

Once all issues are taken care of, we can finish the restoration process to get your shower looking brand new again and sealed for protection. Natural stone does not require an extensive amount of maintenance, improperly cleaning travertine will possibly dull & streak the surfaces causing etching and burning in the stone. Once the job is complete, we will advise you how to maintain it to keep it looking new all the time. If your shower only needs the perimeters repaired, no problem, give us a call. We will repair your cracked or missing grout or caulking on your perimeter edges so well, there will be no trace a repair was performed. We will repair and then seal your shower so it will be much easier to keep it looking good and take care of.

The right sealer is very important but applying it properly is most important. As you can see from our pictures, having your shower sealed can bring out the beauty in your stone while protecting it as you use it. When used in showers, it can start to show a need for maintenance quickly if not taken care of properly. We also repair grout work if necessary and color stain grout. Your shower might only need minor touch-ups along the floor perimeter edges or along the wall edges.

We can match and mix, on site, any color travertine tone for a perfect repair every time. Being e xperts in travertine shower repairs, we will find any leaking or trouble areas.

If you are having any issues with your travertine shower, call us and we will resolve your problem.

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Simply put, it’s an ultra high quality sealer that penetrates into the stone and repels both water based and oil based items. It adheres a safe, durable, clear polymer material into the pores of the marble which keeps staining materials from entering and staining the stone. Make sure to keep all portions of the stone wet for the entire 10 minutes. If any streaks do occur, simply re-wet the streaks with sealer and rub out the streaks, then buff dry. Any butter or oils don’t seem to be penetrating, but water still will leave a mark.

This is healthy for your stone, provides breathability, is durable, long lasting and provides superior sealing protection.

It penetrates into your marble, or other natural stone, providing protection under the surface. It also helps keep out unhealthy bacteria, germs, oils and dirt which are not good for your marble or your health.

Moreover, it is easier to use than other solvent based sealers allowing virtually anyone to apply a quality application without streaking. This gets the oils and dirt out of the pores which keeps them from being sealed in and allows the sealer to penetrate better into all the stone’s pores. After deep cleaning, we recommended that you allow the stone surface to dry for at least a few hours before proceeding with applying a sealer. If any area begins to dry, rub the wet sealer around the area to keep the area wet. Buffing dry assures that no sealer is allowed to dry on the surface causing streaks.

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We have travertine cleaners for both daily / routine use, and heavy duty travertine cleaners for remedial cleaning. We have travertine sealers for honed, polished, and natural finish travertine surfaces. It also ensures that the maximum amount of fluoropolymer (the chemical part of the impregnator that actually seals your stone) is applied to the surface. Oil stain protection is also very good (the best we’ve seen for a silicone impregnator), outperforming some recent fluoropolymer products. It is formulated with more impregnating solids to ensure maximum protection against water and oil-based stains that are particularly troublesome on porous surfaces that rapidly absorb spills of any kind.

It provides a high concentration of industrial diamond particles and will remove light scratches and traffic wear patterns that other polishing compounds leave behind.

Oil stain protection is also very good (the best we’ve seen for a silicone impregnator), outperforming some recent fluoropolymer products. We have used it very effectively on marble, limestone, and travertine – all with outstanding results.

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Each piece of travertine tile is uniquely crafted by nature with striking patterns, crevices and distinctive veining. One type of travertine is used in these photos, but all literature referring to all types of the stone. Honed differs than polished, the stone can take a topical sealer giving a high or low sheen. All these sealers protects against all organic stains including cooking oil, grease and beverages. Our travertine cleaner and sealer can be used indoors, outdoors and in wet areas.

The first step to restorting travertine stone is preparation. They can be used on the interior or exterior, from dry to wet settings and are very easy to apply. Honed travertine stone is also porous and needs to be sealed periodically depending on the type of sealant applied. There are three types of solvent based sealants, which are approved for honed travertine while all achieving different finishes – natural, enhanced and topical (low & high sheen) appearance.

It is fused with a hydrophilic molecular sealer, which bonds to the sealer instantly and creates a barrier preventing stains from bonding to the sealer.

Valore also includes a streak free feature, while prevents water spots from etching the glass and the sealant.

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I spray my sealer on, wait for about 3mins and wipe in with a clean towel. If so you will need to strip the sealer, hone your travertine to remove scratches and apply good quality impregnating sealer. It might come off with some steel wool if yer lucky and the steel wool wont hurt the finish on the stone.

Either of these methods will not hurt the finish on the stone, but it’s best to do a test. The coating and the lips can be ground off, and a honed finish resto job is cheaper than a polish resto job 4 sure.

If the sealer has been on for more than a couple of days you may have to strip it off. But before you do that post a few pictures of the damage, we may be able to let you how to fix it yourself. Same with your replacement sealer so you know the look you’re gonna get and see if it’s what you want.


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