In Central Florida Travertine that is not sealed will fade due to weather and will stain due to normal use and car traffic. Many people do not realize that Travertine is susceptible to the same fading, staining, wear and weather issues that pavers are. Sealing helps protect your significant financial investment in your beautiful Travertine tile. Sealing your Travertine tile drastically enhances it’s color and brilliance. Check our some great pictures from local Lakeland, Tampa and Orlando homes. Trust your property to Cenral Flordia's leading Travertine Specialist - Gorilla Paver Sealing Solutions.
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A Gorilla techician will schedule a no obligation in-home estimate. We will evaluate the condition of your travertine, potential repairs, and the best sealing solution. Gorilla will provide a written estimate for your sealing project.
Step 2: Sanding Joints
Once the travertine has been completely cleaned, sand is both dry swept and wet sanded into the expansion joints (cracks) to help stabilize the travertine. This is a critical step, as the sand keeping the pavers from shifting and holds them level.
(Note some travertine is grouted, in which case sanding is not needed.)
Gorilla will work with you to schedule a convient day for your project. All patio or pool furnature will need to be moved from the area to be sealed. Most jobs are finished in 1-day (weather permitting). Patios can be used after 24 hours and driveways after 48 hours.
Step 3: Sealer coat #1
The first "flood" coat of sealer is applied. This heavy coat of sealer is absorbed deep into the travertine and sand joints. The sealer "locks" in the sand to stabilize your pavers for years to come.
Step 1: Cleaning Pavers
Gorilla uses a specially designed industrial grade pressure washing system which incorporates up to 4500 PSI and hot water up to 220 degrees to deep clean the pavers prior to sealing.
Removing most latent staining & dirt.
Step 4: Sealer Coat #2
The final "finish" coat of sealer is then applied to give you paver that natural shine and luster that brings our beauty of your pool, patio or driveway. An optional coat of shark bite traction grit can be applied to reduce slipperiness, recommend around pool decks.
For professionals only! We recommend using extreme caution when selecting a professional to seal your Travertine. Although the basic process is similar to paver sealing, specific experience and expertise is required to successfully seal the more delicate travertine tiles. Further correcting mistakes is extremely costly and sometimes impossible due to tile matching issues.