We love our customers, and we love a transformation like this one!
We recently got a call from a client in Georgetown, DC who was in need of a complete overhaul of their travertine kitchen floor. Kitchens, being one of the most high traffic areas in a home, see a lot of general wear and tear from school projects to family dinners.
For this job, we relied on a process we generally use with travertine tile floor restorations that consists of first polishing and restoring the floor itself, and then following that up with recoloring the grout to ensure that the floor looks it’s best.
In general, stone restoration is the process of restoring worn stone to the state in which it was installed. This involves the removal of scratches and/or damage from the surface of the stone by means of mechanical abrasion, or diamond grinding, and following with a coat of sealant where it’s necessary.
This travertine floor received our four step polishing process using 120, 220, 400, and 800 grit diamond pads to remove any damage or grit that had been ground into the floors. Once the restoration of the stone itself was completed, we recolored the grout lines. By nature, grout lines will darken over time due to dirt and natural wear. When the grout cannot be cleaned well enough with regular cleaning products to bring it back to its original state, we’ll go in and give it a thorough clean with heavy duty industrial strength products to remove any dirt and residue that may be stuck in the lines. Then, a grout colorant can be applied to brighten up the lines. This client requested we leave the lines in their original white, so that’s what we did!\
Natural stone really elevates the interior of a home, and when looking for a company to complete your stone restoration project, you want to be sure to choose a team that knows what they’re doing. Qualified restoration technicians will be sure to take the proper steps to protect the surfaces surrounding the stone while the restoration is in process. Our team is locally owned and managed, trained in some of the finest old-world stone restoration techniques and guarantee our best work the first time around. Serving clients in Washington D.C., including Annapolis, Potomac, Great Falls, Bethesda, McLean and Northern Virginia & Maryland, give us a call today to see what we can do for you!