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Problems with “Hard-wearing” Travertine Stone Tiles?

We all know how hard wearing and durable floor tiles are, especially real stone tiles – or are they? Recently Wayne and his Balcatta team visited a home where the Travertine stone tiles had been extensively damaged, were cracked through the centre of the tile and chipping away from no apparent reason.

Travertine stone is a type of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs.  Being a soft stone it is easily damaged with both normal traffic as well as accidental incidents. High heel shoes put a lot of pressure on small areas and cause chaos on these type of floors, as can dropping of something like an umbrella, or knife, or perhaps a child’s toys or the like. Plonking down of dining chairs also might affect the stone. Normal foot traffic over time eventually shows weak spots throughout the stone as well and regular maintenance is recommended simply due to it’s soft make-up and possible inconsistencies in it’s density.

In this particular home the cracking may have initiated within the concrete slab below the tiles as the extent of the damage ran across multiple tiles along the same path. Wayne and his team got to work on the major cracks and the results were fantastic. A small amount of Travertine stone filler was used to carefully fill the cracked section and major holes. After carefully scraping the area to remove any excess filler it was left to cure. With a final touch up the area was lightly sanded and dried with a soft cloth.

Not only was the home-owner so amazed by the results, she could hardly find the original cracks. Wayne and his team completed the job which included most of the floor area within the home and the Travertine stone tiles look amazingly clean and new again.

If you’ve got a problem area of Travertine stone tiling and need advise on repairs to cracks and chips contact GroutPro today to find your local tile and grout cleaning specialist.

Phone: 1800 822 459