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Can Travertine Be Cleaned After A Flood?

Should you restore or replace your flooded travertine floor in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey? Depending on if the tiles have held fast to the floor, and have not come loose, there is a good chance your natural stone floor can be professionally cleaned and repaired. Actually, in many cases travertine, even after being submerged under water for a number of days, is resilient enough to be restored to like new condition by a floor restoration professional. Of course you need to take into account the condition of the floor prior to the flooding. How dirty was it? Did your travertine tile have preexisting holes, cracks, and scratches? This holds true for other natural stone floors as well marble, limestone, terrazzo, and slate to name a few as well as ceramic tile.

A word of caution when seeking out a professional to address problems with your natural stone floor whether it needs a restoration due to flooding or just wear and tear due to time. Do not hire a tile cleaning company. Hire a true proper stone restoration company. The difference is that most tile cleaning companies also specialize in carpet and furniture cleaning by using a pressurized washing system. The pressure in these machines can reach upwards of 1,000 psi. This type of service is promoted as a deep cleaning. However when you consider that travertine, marble, and limestone are types of stones that are calcium base bonded stone, subjecting your floors to any kind of pressurized treatment after a flood may do more harm than good.

The calcium bond may be compromised after major flooding. The flooding literally starts the erosion process, and the stone will start to fall apart. This doesn't necessarily happen immediately, it could take from weeks to months for the calcium bond to break. Deep cleaning with these pressurized machines can contribute to the further breakdown of the stone's calcium bond as well, leaving you with a clean looking floor for months until cracks and holes start to form. These companies are literally damaging your floors and charging you for it! Worst thing is most of them have no clue as to the damage they are doing because the manufacturing companies selling them these pressurized deep cleaning machines suggest it is safe and meant for natural stone.

We at Bayou City Floor Restorers are true and proper natural stone restoration experts. It’s all we do! We have products that can rebond the calcium strengthening your stone floor and stopping any further break down from the flood damage.

Our final recommendation to people with stone floors and accents is that some of the large restoration companies (the ones that replace your drywall etc...) do not know how to restore your travertine and marble floors. They usually instruct the insurance company that the floor needs to be replaced. This is not always the case. When in doubt or if you need a little more insight on your flooded natural stone floors please give us a call at 832-710-1200.

“Don’t Re-floor it, Restore it!”

Bayou City Floor Restorers is a Natural Stone Floor Restoration Company and provides free estimates for all customers. We serve the greater Houston area and Galveston county, as well as Beaumont.

September Special

We can evaluate whether flood water damaged your Travertine floor.​
Call us for information on how you can save up to 10% off special pricing on Travertine cleaning, sealing, & polishing, marble tile cleaning & sealing, and limestone floor cleaning and sealing services in the Houston area through September 30th!

If you are in need of floor restoration services including travertine crack repair, honing, grinding, and hole filling, don't put it off, Call Us & Save!

HLSR committee members get 15% off jobs throughout the end of 2017.

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Free Estimates....  800 Sq Ft minimum

 

No Job Is Too Small For Us! 

  • Minimum pricing for Travertine Floor Tile Cleaning starts at $500.00.
  • Minimum pricing for Stone Countertop cleaning, sealing, and restoration starts at $150.00.

Let us put a shine on your floor and a smile on your face.
Have a stone floor that you can be proud to show off to friends and family again!

 
 

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With the services we offer you can keep your Travertine like new or restore it to better than new.

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Customer Reviews

chase jackson
chase jackson
21:29 10 Feb 17
Wow these guys are awesome! There cost was the lease out of three estimates. Very professional and respectful.my travertine looks better then it did brand new! very pleased with my floor and they were in and out in two days!! I highly recommend bayou city floor restores talk to will!
Ricky V
Ricky V
23:21 09 Feb 17
Got Bayou City Floor Retorers name from Angies List. Will was very professional in all matters concerned with our job. Not only was his price better that the other 2 bids we got but he also explained the reason he used a higher quality product and I certainly agree with that. We bought this house new almost to the day 2 years ago and the grout looks as good as it did when we moved in. This has been accomplished by simply vacuuming on average 1 time a week and mopping once a month. I can not stress how satisfied and happy we are with the high quality of work done by Bayou City. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending this company for any grout work you may want done. Oh yes, while here been filled a hole that had been made on the floor when a barbell had been dropped. He did such and excellent job and the hole in the floor is now invisible plus he did not even charge us for doing this work. Pick this company for your work. You will not regret it. Rick Vardeman
Justin Blair
Justin Blair
21:11 24 Nov 16
We were getting our house ready to sell and the grout in our tile looked dirty and was popping up. William and his company came out and cleaned our grout, repaired the areas where grout was popping out and then stained our grout to new colors that matched the house better (honestly wish we would have done that part prior to deciding to sell). The house looked great and it sold in one day. The tile looked like a brand new installation. I would recommend Bayou City Floor Restorers for any floor and stone refurbishment and repair.
Cristina Blair
Cristina Blair
01:47 27 Oct 16
Bayou City Floor Restorers helped restore the look of our outdoor concrete floor by cleaning and sealing the concrete. Our floor is stamped and stained and the stain was looking dull. We had a party coming up and William and his company came and completed the job in a professional and very timely manner. Both front and back patios looked great for the party! I recommend Bayou City Floor Restorers for any floor restoration project.
Brian Turek
Brian Turek
19:22 13 May 15
Wow, what a difference! My Travertine floors needed some serious attention! I hired Bayou City Floor Restorers to fully restore my stone floors. They were extremely dirty, almost black. William and his crew showed up in the morning and diligently worked until the evening. To my amazement the floors looked better than they ever did! The grout was clean, the floor looked like it had depth and design, and the polish was absolutely outstanding! “I can see my face in the floor!!” Hard working and in and out of your hair before you know it! Definitely recommend calling, William will answer all your questions.
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