TRAVERTINE – CLEANING & SEALING
Different surfaces have different requirements in order to keep their beauty and integrity. Aqua-Seal STS offers Pre-Grout Sealing, Sealing, Maintenance and Restoration specifications. These are listed below for your convenience.
Travertine is a form of limestone (sedimentary rock) formed in hot springs and/or limestone caves. It is a durable stone and consists of naturally formed holes caused by carbon dioxide or CO2 bubbles. These holes are usually filled at the factory during fabrication or with grout or cement during installation. Like most sedimentary rocks, travertine colours range from white, cream & buff through to tan, brown and red. Due to the high content of calcium carbonate, travertine is susceptible to etching from acid based contaminants eg wine, citrus, soft drinks.
TYPES OF FINISHES
CROSS CUT -The cross cut look is achieved during the manufacturing process by cutting the travertine blocks across the natural veining of the stone.
FLAMED -The flamed finish, is an old world, rustic, rough look.
HONED -A honed finish is smooth with little or no gloss (flat or satin finish).
POLISHED – A polished finish is smooth with a high gloss which also brings out the colour of the stone.
TUMBLED – A tumbled finish is a matt antique/old world look with irregular edges achieved during the tumbling/ageing process.
Select & Click on the button above for Pre-Grout Sealing, Sealing, Maintenance and Restoration specifications for flamed, honed, polished and tumbled marble.
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