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Unread 04-09-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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Travertine Questions

I have a couple of questions about travertine tile. We just put it down in a couple of rooms in our house and found some scratches and wanted to know what could be done to either hide them or diminish their appearance. Also, we would like to enhance the color. We found that when we wet it down it was much richer in color and detail and wanted to keep that look. (Maybe, even keep a wet look to it?) Is this possible?

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Unread 04-09-2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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Hi Joe,

Don't know about the scratches, but be careful with the enhancer. Make sure you do some testing on scrap pieces before you commit. Also, you might try our restoration forum on the scratches.
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Unread 04-09-2008, 03:02 PM   #3
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travertine Questions

Just put in new travertine when we cleaned it up we liked the wet look it brought out the beauty of the tile so was wondering if there is a sealer that gives that look and should we seal it before or after grouting.
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Unread 04-09-2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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Typically an enhancing sealer will give you more color, almost a wet look,you can use it before grouting, if it's water based be sure to remove any excess with a dry rag before it dries, follow the directions on the sealer container,but you can seal after grouting also, but it may darken the grout,or you can use a regular impregnating sealer over the grout.
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Unread 04-09-2008, 04:56 PM   #5
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Thanks Dave any recomandtions for sealers
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Unread 04-10-2008, 12:54 AM   #6
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Stonetech Enhancer Pro is my first choice on travertine.
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