Travertine Refinishing and Repair - Southern CA
travertine restored to like new
AJC Building Maintenance can restore the elegance to any travertine surface that has become dull, stained, scratched, etched, chipped, or otherwise damaged.
We provide expert interior and exterior travertine services for all kinds of properties, from homes, apartments, and condos to offices and other commercial properties, warehouses, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and more. Whether you need minor services like having your travertine cleaned and sealed or major services like extensive repair and restoration, we provide a full range of travertine care and maintenance services.
travertine Services Overview
Travertine can be honed and polished to a stunningly beautiful finish: satin/matte, polished, or custom. The holes that naturally occur in this type of stone can be cleaned and left alone for a weathered, rustic look or filled with specialty fillers tinted to blend with the surrounding stone for a smoother, more elegant appearance. Either way, your travertine should be professionally cleaned every one to two years, and in many cases, sealed, as well.
Travertine Applications We service
|Floors||Residential and commercial, floating, lippage removal|
|Walls||Interior and exterior, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, and more|
|Bath & Shower||Shower walls and pans, tub surrounds, hot tub surrounds, steam rooms|
|Furniture Tops||Custom pieces, coffee tables, end tables, conference tables|
Popular Travertine Questions
What is travertine floating?
Travertine floating is the process used to either change unfilled travertine surfaces to the smooth appearance of filled travertine or to repair filled travertine surfaces with holes that have become exposed due to foot traffic and other factors. For repairs, we use filler tinted to match the rest of the surface, blending the repair site with the surrounding area, then honing and polishing to achieve a uniform finish. Changing a completely unfilled surface to a filled one is basically the same process, but offers a broader array of design choices, since you are not limited to a color that matches an existing filler.
Is it possible to keep unfilled travertine floors from looking dirty?
While any travertine surface can become dirty and grimy with use, unfilled travertine with its naturally varying surface texture and inherent holes can be particularly challenging once dirt has had time to accumulate in the hollows and low points. Not to worry, though. If you love the untamed charm of unfilled travertine, we can remove deeply imbedded soiling, strip away years of buildup of unsightly topical treatments, remove soap film in showers, get rid of soot on fireplaces, and resolve a host of other travertine cleaning problems, leaving your stone as pristine as the day it was installed. Scheduling regular professional cleanings can help keep your floor in great shape.
Does travertine need to be sealed?
Some natural stone types are more porous than others, and the more porous a natural stone is, the more susceptible it is to staining. Your travertine will be easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. Once your travertine is cleaned and restored, we may recommend you have us seal it to enhance its stain resistance. We say, “may” because not all stone needs to be sealed. Highly polished stone may not even take an impregnating sealer. But, if sealing is recommended, know that sealing represents an inexpensive, preventative measure against stain damage, because it buys you time to wipe up spills before they become stains.
Do you offer color enhancing?
Travertine is characterized by its neutral earth tone colors, but our skilled technicians can further enhance and intensify the color and natural beauty of your travertine by applying an enhancing sealer.
My travertine is in very poor condition. Should I just have it replaced?
In most cases, virtually any problem you encounter with travertine can be resolved, including:
- Deep Cleaning
- Etch Removal
- Refinishing (restoring or changing the finish)
- Lippage Removal (leveling unevenly laid tiles)
- Crack and Chip Repair
- Sealing / Protecting
- Stain Removal
- Filling Holes
- Replacing Tiles
Do you provide care and maintenance instructions?Do you provide care and maintenance instructions?
We recommend safe and effective cleaning products for you to use on a daily or weekly basis. For ongoing, long term care, call us today to discuss your needs and to schedule regular care and maintenance for all your natural stone surfaces. Visit our Caring For It page to download our free Stone and Tile Care Guide.