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I have several different freshly laid tiles in my new house. All pathways have stone tiles and there are marble tiles in the bathrooms and porcelain in the kitchen. I needed to get them sealed and was not sure if it was possible to seal them all. I contacted Tile Cleaners because my dad recommended them. He had a similar situation in his house and was very happy with the job Tile Cleaners had done. I was very worried about my tiles since they were brand new and very expensive. Tile Cleaners team were very patient with me, explaining how they were going to apply the sealer on different types of tiles, what sealer they would use, how long it would last for and advised me on how to take care of my tiles. I called Tile Cleaners a few times confirming details, asking for prices, making sure they could to the job during the weekend etc. The guys were amazingly patient and helpful. When I had gathered all the information I wanted, I was ready to go ahead. The work done by Tile Cleaners actually took less time than what it took me looking for information about it. Sorry for the pain I caused, and again thank you.

Monica Petrovski, West Beach, SA

We got our tiles more than 25 years ago. We were told that we had a solvent sealer on our tiles, which apparently most companies wouldn't be able to strip off. However we rang a couple of places to check them out. No luck. A friend of mine recommended Tile Cleaners. We rang the guys and they agreed to have a look the next day. We decided to go ahead with the job after getting a satisfactory quote. Tile Cleaners team stripped and resealed our old tiles. We are very grateful for your help guys. Thank you again.

Olivia and Andrew Clark, Hornsby, NSW

I was about to sell my house, but was not happy with the tiles in the dining area. The tiles were white and shiny but the grout looked really dark and dirty. I already had a potential client; however the dark grout ruined the beauty of the room. I didn't have much time to fix the grout and decided to call Tile Cleaners as my real estate agency mentioned them. As my real estate agent said, Tile cleaners responded really quickly. They also pointed out that some of the grout was coming off in the hallway when they were there, which I had not even noticed. Thank you for fixing my problem so quickly. The house is sold now and I left your details with the new owner so they can keep the tiles in good condition.

Anna Rodwell, Tingalpa, QLD

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Sealing Travertine Pavers

We provide specialised sealing solutions for Travertine Stone Pavers

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To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, please Call 1300 771 201 or use our online enquiry form

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We are your specialist service for Travertine pavers cleaning, stripping & sealing. If you need advice on how to clean your old stone pavers make it look like new and how best to reseal it so it keeps looking new, or need a professional to do it for you, then you have come to the right place.

Travertine Paver Travertine is a form of limestone, and is related to marble, actually falling somewhere between marble and limestone in terms of its development over thousands of years, deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs, underground rivers and other water sources.

Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan and cream-colored varieties. It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often at the mouth of a hot spring or in a limestone cave. In the latter it can form stalactites, stalagmites and other speleothems. It is frequently used in Italy and elsewhere as a building material.

The resulting stone is a smooth and very hard substance further characterized by its porous surface. These pores are the result of gases escaping as the travertine is formed.

By the time it is quarried, travertine is naturally beautiful - a smooth, dense stone that exhibits a notable creamy color that evokes a certain old-world refinement.

Extensive deposits exist at Tivoli, Italy, near Rome. In fact, travertine derives its name from this town. Tivoli was known as Tibur in ancient Roman times. The ancient name for the stone was lapis tiburtinus meaning tibur stone, which has been corrupted to travertine.

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We provide specialised cleaning & sealing solutions for stone tiles, including Travertine stone floor & wall tiles

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Where can you use Travertine?

Travertine pavers are stunningly stylish and long-lasting building product and can be both functional and aesthetically striking. The durability and attraction of Travertine as a natural stone is just unmatchable. Travertine is one of the strongest natural stone tiles available and is a beautiful building material for both flooring and walls, whether indoors or outdoors. Travertine is very popular choice as pavers and swimming pool surrounds. Travertine tiles create a natural look for any area as no two tiles are similar. Travertine tiles ensure a unique and exciting look for your entire home along with being enduring for several generations.

We provide specialised sealing solutions for Travertine Stone Pavers

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Common Surface Finishes for Travertine

Honed : The surface of the tile is sanded to create a matte finish
Tumbled: Travertine is tumbled with gravel and bearings, giving it a rough, aged appearance
Brushed: A wire brush is used to give the surface of the travertine tile a worn, textured surface
Filled: The pores in the Travertine are filled with colored resin or cement to produce a solid surface
Polished: The Travertine is sanded and polished, producing a shiny look

Different cleaning and maintenance instructions and methods should be used on Travertine depending on its finish and wether it's sealed or left in its natural state. In General, Travertine tiles should be cleaned and maintained with non acidic products, and it is recommended to get them professionally cleaned every few years to help make them last longer and bring up the fresh look after the tiles start to look tired daily use.

We provide specialised sealing solutions for Travertine Stone Pavers

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Travertine can be left in its natural state, with no polishing. Etched by acids. Porous with many visible holes, often filled with epoxy. Polishing unfilled travertine can be tricky. Polishing powders tend to accumulate in the holes and can make clean-up difficult. Because it is soft and has epoxy-filled holes, it should never be cleaned at pressures above 800 PSI and then only if the grout is in good condition.

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Sealants are layer forming treatments that produce a shiny (or natural) protective film on the surface. This sealer must be stripped and re applied from time to time. Different sealants are recommended for indoors than outdoors, and sealants cant vary in type, lifetime (durability), stain protective properties, and slipp resisting properties.

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Travertine, like other calcareous stones, is referred to as acid sensitive. Calcareous stones are readily dissolved in acid, therefore acidic products should not be used on Travertine tiles.

Stripping Travertine Pavers

As Travertine tiles can be sealed, this sealer may need to be removed and re-applied after it starts to wear off, this usually depends on type of sealer used, method used to apply it and the amount of traffic or use. This process is called stripping and sealing, and is usually required every 2-10 years depending on type of sealer, area used (indoor or outdoor), and amount of traffic or use.

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Our Services

Travertine TileTile Cleaners Pty Ltd offers cleaning, sealing, and stripping and sealing servies for all residential and commercial properties. Our team is well trained, experienced and equiped with the latest equipment and wide range of quality products.

Frequently Asked Questions

When we talk about a "sealer," we are referring to a liquid or carrier that contains a resin. This substance is applied to porous surfaces, whether they are natural stone or man-made materials. The primary function of a sealer is to provide protection against staining caused by water and/or oil-based materials. By applying the sealer, you can prevent these substances from penetrating and staining the surface. Additionally, a sealer can enhance the overall cleaning results by making it easier to clean and maintain the surfaces effectively.

Sealers serve a distinct purpose from polishes as they are specifically formulated to prevent liquids and dirt particles from penetrating the surface of natural stone. The sealing of your travertine tiles is of utmost importance. It is recommended to have all travertine tiles sealed upon their initial installation, as this initial seal can provide protection for up to 15 years. To ensure the preservation of your travertine floors and prevent any potential permanent damage, it is advisable to contact us promptly after the installation of your travertine floors so that we may apply the necessary protection.

The recommended sealer to use for travertine pavers around the pool is our high-quality Impregnating Penetrating Water Based Sealer. This sealer provides comprehensive protection to the travertine, ensuring its durability and preventing any potential slipperiness that may arise with other sealers.

Tile Cleaners® recommend conducting a simple "water test" to determine if your travertine floors need sealing. This well-known test in the stone industry involves placing a few drops of water on the stone and allowing it to sit for approximately 10 to 30 minutes. Afterward, wipe the water dry. If the stone does not darken, it indicates that your travertine is already sealed and does not require additional sealing. However, if the water causes the stone to darken, it suggests that the water was able to penetrate the stone, indicating the need for sealing.

All the sealers used by Tile Cleaners® are water-based. Solvent-based sealers are only used in specific cases when they are the only suitable option. The application of the sealer will not have any impact on the texture of your travertine tiles. Instead, it will provide protection against staining while preserving the natural, glossy appearance of your travertine.

Absolutely, we provide color enhancing services specifically designed for travertine. The color enhancement process involves the application of a specialized compound that enriches and intensifies the natural appearance of the travertine. By applying the color enhancer, the tiles' tones and hues are deepened, bringing out the inherent beauty of the travertine material. This treatment imparts a subtle wet or low sheen finish, enhancing the overall visual appeal of your travertine surfaces. Our color enhancing services are aimed at highlighting the unique characteristics and enhancing the aesthetics of your travertine.

Tile Cleaners® color enhancer will not alter the texture of your travertine floors. Instead, it will enhance the colors of your travertine tiles and highlight the natural beauty of the surfaces.

When we come to reseal your travertine floors, our professional team will guide you through the entire process. First, any previous sealer, if present, will be stripped off. Next, we will thoroughly clean and neutralize the travertine to ensure it is free from dust, residue, and other contaminants that can affect the new sealer. Once the travertine is dry, we will apply a new sealer and allow it to set. This process will not only rejuvenate the appearance of your travertine floors but also provide long-lasting protection, making maintenance easier for you.

The duration of resealing your travertine floors can vary depending on the size of the area being treated. Typically, most jobs are completed within a time frame of 4 to 8 hours. At Tile Cleaners®, we strive to complete both the cleaning and resealing process on the same day to minimize inconvenience and eliminate the need for multiple appointments.

It typically takes around 4 hours for the travertine tiles to be touch dry after the sealing process. However, for the sealer to fully cure and for you to safely move furniture or other heavy items back onto the tiles, it is recommended to wait at least 24 hours. During this time, it is important to avoid placing any hard objects on the tiles or grout to prevent any potential damage.

The lifespan of a sealer before reapplication is influenced by the type of sealer used. Topical sealers typically provide protection for approximately 3 years before requiring reapplication. In contrast, impregnating sealers are more durable and can last up to 15 years or even a lifetime when applied to vertical surfaces. However, areas with high foot traffic or frequent use may necessitate more frequent inspections and resealing to ensure ongoing protection. Conducting a water absorption test can help assess the porosity of the surface and aid in selecting a sealer with longer-lasting durability. It is advisable to refer to the guidelines provided by the manufacturer and consult professionals to determine the specific reapplication schedule suitable for your tiles and grout.

The effect of a sealer on the slipperiness of travertine floors depends on the type of sealer used. Deepshield™ Impregnating Penetrating Sealer, for example, does not alter the slipperiness of the travertine surface as it penetrates the top layer of the tiles. However, using a topical sealer may increase the slipperiness of travertine floors when wet. To maintain both the appearance and slip resistance of your travertine while preventing moisture damage, it is recommended to apply a high-quality, invisible, fully breathable impregnating sealer to the surfaces.

To safeguard your travertine tiles from acid etching, it is crucial to understand that any acidic substance poses a threat as it can easily corrode or eat away at the surface. Protecting against acid attacks can be challenging, as sealing the tiles specifically for acid resistance is difficult. The most effective method of prevention involves promptly sealing the tiles and promptly cleaning up any spills. Given the high porosity of stone-based tiles like travertine, sealing becomes essential to offer protection against both future acid attacks and liquid spillage.

Tile Cleaning offers a colour enhancing sealer that may assist in concealing scratches; however, we cannot guarantee a complete restoration of the original condition. The Deepshield™ Penetrating Colour Enhancing Sealer has the ability to darken travertine tiles by up to 20% and can help camouflage etches, providing a renewed, natural appearance to your travertine floors.

To maintain the pristine appearance of your travertine tiles and grout, it is essential to follow a regular cleaning routine. Tile Cleaners® suggests cleaning the tiles on a weekly basis using a mild detergent. This gentle cleaning agent will effectively remove any dirt or grime from the travertine surface without compromising the integrity of the sealant. It is important to avoid using strong detergents that contain harsh acids or alkalis, as they can potentially damage the sealer. Opting for mild detergents and pH-neutral substances is highly recommended to ensure the longevity of both the tiles and the sealant. For optimal protection against staining, we strongly advise sealing your travertine tiles with one of our highest quality sealers. This added layer of protection will safeguard your tiles and preserve their natural beauty for an extended period.

Tile Cleaners® follow a pricing model based on the square meter measurement for each individual room when charging for sealing travertine tiles. You can find a detailed price list on the Tile Cleaners® website for your reference. Prior to commencing the project, the team will accurately measure each room, discuss the scope of work to be undertaken, and provide you with a comprehensive cost breakdown to ensure transparency and clarity.

To accurately measure the area of travertine that requires sealing, it is best to measure each individual area separately. The process involves multiplying the width of the area by its length. For instance, if you have a room that is 3 meters long and 2 meters wide, the total area would be calculated as 3 meters multiplied by 2 meters, resulting in 6 square meters (6m²). This method ensures precise measurements for determining the amount of travertine that needs to be sealed.

Tile Cleaning provides assistance with moving furniture during the floor sealing process. Their team of dedicated technicians is available to help with the relocation of furniture items that can be reasonably managed by one person, such as those with wheels or lightweight furniture like tables and chairs. However, it is important to keep in mind that while Tile Cleaning takes precautions to protect your belongings, they cannot be held responsible for any damages that may occur during the furniture moving process. To ensure the safety of valuable or fragile items, it is recommended to either relocate them to a secure area or properly secure them before the technicians arrive. By taking these necessary precautions, you can help ensure the safety of your furniture and minimize the risk of potential damage while the floor sealing process is being carried out.

Before we arrive, it is essential to ensure that all furniture and items are moved off your travertine floors. This step will prepare the area for the sealing process and allow us to work efficiently.

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