Sometimes travertine is installed with its natural holes as a rustic design choice. In other words, the holes are not filled in and honed or polished smooth. But over time, the holes in unfilled travertine trap dirt and other contaminants. You can see how dirty the floor looks in the BEFORE image. The owners of this Short Hills, NJ home decided to do away with the rustic look of their travertine and go for a more elegant appearance.
The first step in the restoration and transformation of this travertine floor was to deep clean the floor. Our technicians used an alkaline-based cleanser, which works wonders on stubborn grease and dirt. The holes were then filled with a tinted epoxy mix before the entire floor was given a honed finish. As you can see in the AFTER image, the travertine now looks like new.