Sealing Travertine, Fossil stone natural stone

Floor tiles, walls, bench top, vanity, pool pavers, columns and tables.

Sealing travertine and fossil stone is an art that Lustre has mastered.

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Lustre utilizes a whole range of sealing products for sealing travertine and fossil stone. Weather you want a scratch resistance etch resistance, stain guard or a topical barrier coating (matt, semi gloss or high gloss).

The art of professionally sealing travertine is to utilise the correct sealer for the task it must perform, to a particular type of application. e.g commercial or residential, Internal or external marble tiles, bench top, fire hearth etc.

                       

 The application of a travertine sealer, gives your stone a fighting chance, to give you enough time to remove any spillage before they stain your stone. Sealers are not, water-proofing system nor are they bullet proof. It is similar to scotch guarding your sofa. 

Travertine sealer products

Lustre etch resistor is a penetrating breathable sealer that gives you a longer time to remove acidic spillage. This product is ideal for bench tops, vanities and showers.

Lustre stain stop is a premium penetrating breathable sealer which has excellent stain inhibiter properties.

Lustre scratch resistor is the latest technology it is not a topical sealer that your require to strip and resurface every year.

Lustre enhancement stain stop,can bring out the magnificent natural colours of your marble or natural stone and at the same time protect your investment from staining.

Lustre topical sealers aid to the design of a room which the stone can be transformed to a matt, semi-gloss or high gloss.

Lustre Colour treatment -do you want to add a shade of another colour to your stone.

What is travertine made of ?

Travertine is a sedimentary rock. It is a natural chemical precipitate of carbonate minerals; typically Aragonite, but often re-crystallized to or primarily Calcite. Its distinctive characteristic is the pores or holes that form a pattern across its face. The pores have been formed over time by escaping gases or very hot liquids venting from the interior of the earth to the surface.

Etch - blemish, white spots, dull spots.

Calcite reacts to acid based products such as wine, coke, perfume, pet stains, house hold cleaners, window cleaners. The chemical reaction is called etching, this is evident by wine ring marks, white spots, dull spots, blemishes on your travertine. These are not stains, the acid based product has eaten the surface of the marble.

Lustre etch removal process is similar to removing a scratch from timber.

Lustre etch resistor is a penetrating breathable sealer that gives you a longer time to remove acidic spillage. See our test lab. This product is ideal for bench tops, vanities and showers.

Stains on travertine

Natural stone is porous and when not sealed with the appropriate sealer will stain the once beautiful and elegant material. Lustre stain removal will remove the stain permanently leaving your surface as new.

                                                     

  Lustre Stain removal can refurbish and restore your travertine or fossil stone to its former glory.

                                                  

There are many different types of sealers on the market, however they will differ mainly in how much protection they offer (measured in the time they will protect and the range of contaminates they will repel). The low cost products will measure protection in minutes against a small range of contaminants while the premium products will afford much greater protection (measured in hours) against a quite exhaustive range of contaminants.

Incorrect Sealers Applied

Here are some examples when your natural stone has been applied by the incorrect sealer for the type of application. If you have any of these or any other problems Lustre stripping or Lustre restoration renews, refurbishes, repairs, refinishes and preserves natural stone to its former glory.

                                               

Before sealing, Lustre utilizes different tailored methodologies depending on the condition of the material. Lustre deep clean and Deep dirt extraction, Lustre marble aqua power clean, and Lustre clean marble & capture methods not only removes the surface dirt but deeply draws out the stains and dirt deep within the pores of the travertine.

Lustre offers our clients when initial work is completed, the correct cleaning products, and accessories with a tailored instructions for proper care and maintenance guide which includes care tips.

With a clear understanding of Lustre - stone care system your natural stone will sustain their inherent beauty and durability for decades. However it must be clear that if a stone care system is not put into practice, not only can the aesthetics of the stone and the design be lost, but also an investment can be wasted and become an expensive liability.

For more information about this service contact us to make a no obligation appointment. To ensure the best possible standard of customer satisfaction and communication our specialists meet personally on site with every client to formally assess their needs in the first instance and develop an itemized proposal and quotation detailing the recommended procedure.