Although they share many of the same similarities, travertine and marble are two completely different materials. The restoration processes are very similar, but travertine requires special attention due to its unique characteristics. Travertine has many holes that are filled at the factory prior to its installation and soft porous areas that tend to turn gray and trap dirt over time due to regular traffic and cleaning. The factory filled holes tend to fall out and new holes appear over time. We are able to fill these holes that open up over time and restore the grayed areas. It takes specialized chemicals and equipment to address the specific needs of travertine.
Travertine also comes in an unfilled version as well. The unfilled travertine is very effective at collecting dirt in the holes. The unfilled material can be cleaned with the proper equipment to a like new appearance. Also, the unfilled material can be filled to eliminate the holes and match a factory filled travertine.
Much like marble, we can provide a polished or honed finish to your travertine. We can change the finish of any floor from an industry standard hone to an industry standard polish, or vice versa. The choice is yours. We will work with you to achieve the custom finish you want. Walter and Sons has the experience, training, equipment, and most important, the professional craftsmanship to properly ensure that your travertine is done right.
Walter and Sons is one of the leading restoration companies within South West Florida. We are proactive in finding new solutions to all natural stone needs. We ensure prompt service and that your job receives our undivided attention. Jeremiah Walter is available to his customers to field any questions before, during, or after your job, and will always be available to you if any concerns arise or if you feel your job was not done to its full potential. “Uncompromising Standards” .