travertine holes

  • Welcome to the Natural Stone Restoration Services site. This web site contains a wealth of information related specifically to care of natural stone and its repair. We are here to answer all questions on the care and repair of all natural stone. We are the Natural Stone Restoration Specialist.

    As a product of nature, stone is prone to variations in color, texture, and density. We repair and maintain any natural stone surfaces that have been cracked, chipped, scratched, or dulled, so that they look as beautiful as intended on the day of installation. We do not sell or install natural stone. We are dedicated solely to the restoration and preservation of Granite, Marble, Slate, Travertine, Sandstone, Limestone, Quartzite, Onyx and Soapstone.

    Arkansas Stone Repair provides the following services: Marble- honing and polishing, chip, scratch, etch damage repair- Travertine- hone and polishing, holes filled, scratch and etch damage repair- Countertop repair- Granite crack and chip repair- Stone consolidation and strengthening- Permanent sealer protection- Antique and Historical stone restoration- Complete floor restoration.

    All natural stone can be repaired as if the damage never happened. Your natural stone can look as good or better as when it was first installed. We can permanently seal the stones surface preventing oil and water based stains, allowing for easy care with less maintenance.

    Honed Limestone Floor
    Honed French Limestone Floor
    Honed Marble Countertop
    Honed White Marble Island Countertop
    Honed Marble Countertop
    Hone White Marble Kitchen Countertop
    Honed Limestone Floor
    Honed French Limestone Floor Wth Polished Fossil Table
    Polished Limestone
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Kitchen Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Gallery Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Entry Floor
    Polshed Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Entry Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Hallway Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Entry Floor
    Polsihed Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Kitchen Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polsihed Limestone Hallway Floor
    Poished Black Limestone Table
    Polished Black Limestone Table With Stone Inlay
    Polished Travertine Floor
    Polished Mixed Colors Travertine Floor
    Polished Marble Floor
    Polsihed Marble Salon Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor
    Polished Limestone Floor Tiles
    Polsihed Marble Floor
    Polished Marble Slab Floor
    Polished Travertine Floor
    Polished Antiqued Travertine Floor
    Polsihed Marble Countertop
    Polished Marble Vanity Countertop
    Polished Travertine Countertop
    Polsihed Antiqued Travertine Kitchen Countertop
    Polished Travertine Countertop
    Polished Antiqed Travertine Countertop
    Polished Travertine Countertop
    Polished Antiqued Travertine Kitchen Countertop
    Polished Travertine Countertop
    Polished Antiqued Travertine Countertop
    Polished Travertine Floor
    Polished Mixed TRavertine

    Natural Stone Repair Services                                                                                             

    We refinish travertine, limestone and marble floors, apply permanent protecting sealers for countertops, showers and floors, repair scratches, cracks, acid etching, and more on:

    Marble Finishes- countertops, showers and floors,Granite Finishes- countertops, showers and floors,Travertine Finishes- countertops, showers and floors,Limestone Finishes- countertops, showers and floors,Slate- showers and floors,natural stones tables, antiques and more.

    Areas Served

    We preform stone repair and restoration in Northwest Arkansas- Bentonville- Rogers- Fayetteville- Bella Vista and throughout the region of Arkansas- Missouri- Kansas- Oklahoma

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  • What is Travertine?

    Travertine is a metamorphic rock formed in limestone caves or hot springs, is often recognizable by the naturally occurring pits and holes throughout its body caused by carbon dioxide evasion. Though technically a type of limestone that has been impacted by additional heat and pressure from the earth.

    The color of travertine, which falls into the warm neutral range, is influenced by the amount of iron and other organic impurities found within the earth's crust where particular slabs are mined. On the lighter side, travertine showcases ivory and beige though it can be more golden or even dark brown.      

     

    Travertine Finishes

     Honed Finish

    Honed travertine has a smooth and soft textured finish that can range from a matte/satin to a high sheen that is achieved by grinding one side of the unfinished stone.

    Tumbled Finish

    Tumbled travertine is a process where many pieces of stone that have been cut to the same size are placed in a rubber coated or plastic barrel with an abrasive grit and water. The items are packed in such a way that the pieces rub against each other with the grit between them.

    Depending on the finish desired, this process can take 3-5 weeks and three or more steps using different types of grit.

    Brushed Finish

    Brushed travertine finish is obtained by brushing the surface of the stone with a rotary wire wheel or brush until the desired texture is achieved. Brushed stone is often unfilled and not as common as honed or tumbled stone. 

    Polished Finish

    Polished travertine finish is acquired much the same way as a honed finish. In most cases polished stone has been filled. Polished travertine has a smooth texture and a gloss or semi-gloss finish that can sometimes be reflective.

    Saw Cut Finish

    Saw cut edge travertine has a finish that ranges from smooth to rough based on the quality of the stone, type of stone and type of blade used to cut the stone. It is a popular finish for pavers, but can be found in other sizes for use inside and out.

    Chiseled Edge Finish

    Chiseled edge travertine has a rough irregular edge instead of the straight or beveled edge that most other cuts of stone would have. The chiseled edge is intended to give the stone an aged or weathered appearance.

     

    Popular Travertine Finishes

    Polished Finish 

    Polished travertine is a popular option for floors, fireplaces, bathroom and kitchen countertops. There should be caution with acidic foods and use of some house hold cleaners as they may cause etch damage.

    Honed Finish

    Honed travertine has a soft texture in a matte-satin finish and is a low sheen. Honed travertine wears well and doesn’t show acid etch and scratch damage as polished travertine.

  • Travertine floor holes are repaired by filling with color matching travertine hole filler to repair damage usually caused by rollers on chairs, high heels, large animals talons, and other high impact objects.