Travertine and Limestone Polishing & Restoration Service
Serving the following Florida Counties:
Volusia, Flagler, Seminole, and Orange
Residental and Commercial
DIAMOND DRY CARPET CLEANING & FLOOR RESTORATION
"Diamond Dry Carpet cleaning did a great job not only cleaning my carpets but cleaning my tiles and sealing my grout. Thank you so much for your hard work."
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Doreen, New Symerna Beach, FL
"Roxy did amazing job in our high traffic office by getting out some really tough stains and making the entire place look and smell so clean. Highly recommend and will absolutely use again! Thank you, Roxy."
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What is travertine & limestone and why does it have holes?
Limestone is a natural sedimentary stone made mostly of calcium carbonate. It forms on the bottom of the ocean from shells and exoskeletons of marine life organisms, such as corals, mollusks, and other fossilized debris.
There are several types of limestone, such as chalk, coral, black, and travertine. Despite the common nickname "travertine marble," travertine is a limestone type. Travertine and limestone are beautiful natural stones used in many homes for tiles in flooring, walls, countertops, and even fireplaces.
Travertine forms along streams, near waterfalls, and springs. It usually has a light color and is highly porous or cellular. Open holes form naturally from water running through the stone as it forms.
There are two types of travertine, filled and unfilled. Unfilled travertine is installed with the naturaly formed holes left unfilled because some people desire the look. Filled travertine holes are filled with epoxy at the factory. Generally speaking, the fewer holes, filled or unfilled, the more expensive the travertine.
I do not recommend unfilled travertine because they tend to collect debris and develop mold in the holes. Even if you have filled travertine over time, holes will develop. Don't worry. It's just a natural part of the stone's aging process. As you can see from our video, we can fix the holes and make them disappear.
Polishing involves a process, not a product. Never use a wax or acrylic finish on travertine or limestone natural stone.
We only recommend wax and acrylics on vinyl composite and laminate flooring. Using these products on limestone and travertine stone will give the floors a shiny finish at first, but soon after, the layer of wax gets dirty and becomes impossible to clean. The wax needs to be removed and its not a simple job. If wax removal is not done by a professional, there is a risk of damage to the stone. Fortunately, our trained technicians can safely remove the wax from the floors for you.
When we say polishing, we don't mean adding a polishing product or wax. Instead, we are referring to the process of polishing by using a series of diamond-encrusted pads and resins to polish the stone. Depending on the depth and severity of the scratches, different grits of diamonds are used to grind, hone, and polish the floor. Our process is dust and chemical free and we offer matt, semi-gloss, or high-gloss finishes depending on your needs.
Preventative care and grout repair.
If you have any grout lines that are damaged, stained, broken, low, or missing, we can fix them. We specialize in grout color change, repair, and restoration. For more details and information, click here.
After the travertine or limestone is polished, it is necessary to seal the pores on the stone's surface. We use a penetrative sealer that protects the stone from permanent staining for two years. It does this without changing its appearance or gloss in any way.