Category: Natural Stone   Tags: floor, travertine

UT Campus Travertine Restoration

Soiled Travertine

The University of Texas at Austin was founded in 1881 and has nearly 50 historically significant buildings. Years of neglect and poor maintenance led to significant soiling of the travertine floor in one of these buildings. We scheduled our work during off hours to minimize any inconvenience to faculty and students.

Deep Cleaning, Light Honing, and Sealing

First, we masked off the wood floor transitions and used plastic and paper to protect walls and other surfaces. Next, we applied our proprietary natural stone cleaning product, letting it sit long enough to soften the soiling. Then, we scrubbed the vein cut travertine with our heavy-duty floor machine that uses hot water and high-pressure extraction. Our expert technicians hand scoured as needed and used special tools to reach every corner and crevice. We also lightly honed the travertine to remove minor blemishes and provide a subtle but consistently reflective finish. Our final step was to apply a sealer to inhibit staining.

As you can see, our travertine cleaning and restoration services dramatically improved the appearance of this floor.

To learn more, visit our Travertine Services page.

Does your travertine floor have a dull, dirty appearance? Gold Standard Floor Care can clean and restore your travertine to its natural beauty. Contact us online or call (512) 257-3070 for a free estimate on services throughout the Austin, Texas area.