Travertine Repair & Refinishing Experts Atlanta, GA
Do you want your travertine to look as good as the day it was installed? Or maybe change the finish of your travertine from a polished finish to a honed or satin finish?
Travertine has character, charm, and antique elegance; it wears well; and it can last a lifetime, if properly maintained. No two travertine jobs are alike. At N-Motion, our passion for natural stone restoration is always evident, but especially with travertine, a stone that really depends on quality craftsmanship. Our technicians are highly skilled and know how to work with this stone to bring out its innate beauty.
Like marble and other natural stone, travertine is sensitive to acidic substances, therefore vulnerable to etching, even when it is sealed. It is susceptible to other types of damage, and with time and use, can become dull or dirty-looking. In addition, the naturally occurring holes in travertine need some attention from time to time.
When your travertine floors, walls, countertops, vanity tops, showers, or other surfaces need to be refinished, remember, no two travertine jobs are alike. Quality craftsmanship is essential. We have unparalleled travertine skills and can expertly restore antique elegance to your stone.
N-Motion Stone and Tile Restoration provides high-quality travertine restoration in the Atlanta area. Our travertine services include deep cleaning, filling holes, honing and polishing, changing the finish, stain removal, chip and crack repair, lippage removal, enhancing, sealing and protecting, and more.
About the Holes in Travertine
There’s a huge difference between the beautiful, weathered appearance of unfilled travertine and, to put it bluntly, travertine with dirty holes in it. With proper cleaning and care, unfilled travertine can add warmth and charm to your home or business.
Filled travertine is usually honed or polished to a smooth finish. With use and traffic, these holes need to periodically be filled again and then rehoned and polished in stages to a uniform, marble-like appearance in a variety of finishes.
Whether you prefer the rustic look of unfilled travertine or the smooth finish of filled travertine, N-Motion can achieve the look you want.
Sometimes travertine doesn’t need to be restored, it just needs some quality, professional attention. We can examine your floor, countertop, or other travertine surface to determine the best way to give your travertine the exact appearance you want.
Our professional technicians use only the best and most appropriate cleaning solutions, technologies, and methods to extract dirt and grime from textured surfaces, and for unfilled travertine, from the naturally occurring holes. Your floors, countertops, and other travertine surfaces will be thoroughly sanitized — so put away that scrub brush and contact us. Your knuckles will thank you.
Travertine Honing and Polishing
Travertine is susceptible to staining from spills. With traffic and usage, it gets scuffed, scratched, and has an overall dull, dirty-looking appearance. In addition, improper cleaning methods and other damage can diminish the elegance of travertine.
Our professional technicians are trained in the most effective travertine honing and polishing techniques. We begin by grinding away a very thin layer from the surface, essentially erasing almost any type of damage. From there, we polish in stages, achieving the desired look — from a soft, satin-like honed finish to a highly reflective, glossy polished finish.
Changing the Finish
Perhaps you have a polished marble floor, but you prefer the softer, more subdued patina of a honed finish, or your countertops are honed marble, but you want the elegant, reflective qualities of a polished finish. N-Motion can change the finish of your travertine. We can adjust the level of polish, giving your stone the custom appearance you have in mind.
Travertine Stain Removal
Some stains can be removed from travertine with the appropriate do-it-yourself methods. We gladly provide stain removal information in our free, downloadable Care Guide and in our tips and articles, or you may contact us with specific questions. However, many stains require professional attention, and improper stain removal methods can cause further damage. If your travertine floors, countertops, vanity tops, showers, or other surfaces are stained, we can help. Our highly skilled technicians receive ongoing training in the latest, most effective stain removal methods.
Chip and Crack Repair
The most elegant travertine surfaces instantly lose appeal when there are chips or cracks. Perhaps a heavy item was dropped or dragged on the surface. Maybe the damage just mysteriously appeared there. Regardless of how your travertine was damaged, don’t panic. You can avoid the high cost of replacement by calling in the experts at N-Motion. We use the most tried and true solutions to virtually erase damage and restore your travertine with such precision that only you will know it was once chipped or cracked.
When we talk about lippage removal, we sometimes get blank stares. You already know what lippage is, you just might not know that you know. Have you ever stubbed your toe or caught your heel on an unevenly set tile? That’s lippage. And we can get rid of it for you. Anything more than a dime-size variation in the level of your tiles can cause a trip and fall hazard or give your floor a less-than-perfectly-level appearance. Our expert technicians can correct improper installation and resolve the problem so that your floors not only are safer, but have a sleek, uniform appearance.
We can intensify the natural color and variation in your travertine, and increase its stain resistance with the application of enhancing sealer. Improper enhancing methods can produce blotchy looking stone or grout. Our technicians are trained and qualified to provide the best possible results.
Sealing and Protecting Your Travertine
Once we restore your travertine to its original, elegant appearance, it may still be susceptible to staining, depending on its location and usage. Sealing and protecting your travertine improves its resistance to such damage.
So, how do you know whether your travertine needs to be sealed? You can do a stone absorbency test. Don’t worry. It’s not nearly as complicated as it sounds.
In addition, our expert technicians can determine whether your travertine needs to be sealed and use the appropriate sealer for your needs so that your natural stone investment is protected.