Why is it Important to Seal your Grout Using a Solvent Based Penetrating Sealer and How to Do it Yourself?
You invest in costly tile for your floor, shower and countertop to enhance the look of your interiors. But...
Travertine is a costly natural stone, yet it is preferred by many of you for your showers, floorings and countertops because of the rustic beauty it imparts. But over the years, this stone does get dull and lose its shine. If you are feeling frustrated thinking that all your money has gone wasted, then you should read the blog below to know about a revolutionary polishing technique that can revamp your dull stone and bring back its original lustre. Travertine floor shine can be done with an exquisitely designed product from pFOkUS.
All these problems lead to staining on the surface, making the travertine surface look very dull and unmaintained. But with some incredible cleaning, repairing, sealing and polishing products from pFOkUS, you can get back your travertine floor shine.
To get the sheen back on your stone, you need to follow a step-by-step procedure. This requires cleaning, repairing chips, sealing and then finally polishing the stone. Here is what you need to do to make your stone floors shiny.
You need to use a tough floor cleaner for thorough cleaning and sanitization of the surface. Travertine stone and grout should be cleaned with heavy duty cleaners, which are tough on stains and gentle on the surface. There are many acidic cleaners available in the market that cause etching on the surface. But, we recommend using Imperia Deep Clean. It is a deep-penetrating cleaner that soaks deep into the surface and eliminates all possible traces of hidden stains and mold.
Next, you need to check for possible cracks and repairs. You need to repair the chips and cracks using powerful adhesives, which give a seamless repair result without appearing too bulky. pFOkUS recommends you to use Sentura – a two-part pigmented flexible solvent based epoxy/resin based on a1200psi adhesion. Sentura can be pigmented in over 40 colors to suit your needs. It repairs and fills in the cracks without appearing bulky. If the grout is cracked and missing, you need to repair it. So, whether you have cracked travertine tile and grout, you can repair them with Sentura to get uniform looking grout lines.
After repairing cracks in tile and grout, next you should seal the grout. We advise you to first seal the grout before sealing the tile. This is because moisture present in the grout may again lead to mold breeding. Grout can be sealed with Caponi – a titanium solvent based epoxy/resin grout sealer that is available in more than 40 shades. Caponi will waterproof all your grout lines while delivering a natural look. It can be pigmented with Sentura to get the desired shade of grout.
Only cleaning and repairing the cracks does not guarantee that the stains will not appear again. After repairing the cracks, you should seal the floor with natural look sealers in order to create a protective barrier on the stone and to prevent further moisture absorption. We recommend using Celine – a clear topical based solvent sealer, to seal the natural stone tile. When you seal the surface with Celine, you create a hydrophilic layer on the surface, thereby making it waterproof.
Finally, you need to polish your travertine floor to get back the shine on the surface. Polishing the surface with clear topical based sealers renders a lovely sheen and lustre that your stone had when it was new. We recommend you to use Celine to seal your tile surface and impart a brilliant sheen.
This Step-by-step guide will make your travertine floor shine just like new. If you feel this process is too overwhelming for you, you can call experts from D’Sapone – a leading stone restoration service provider, as they only use our products for their restoration services.