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  1. What to do about holes in travertine tile Q. We had travertine tile installed 1 1/2 years ago and I had a hole open up and it is gradually getting bigger and now a 2nd hole has opened up too. Don't know what has caused it? Need to know how to fix it? We had it sealed when it was done...... Read More
  2. How do I fill holes in my travertine tile? Q. I have travertine tile with some holes in the tile and would like to fill them in. Is there any material other than putting the grout into the holes to file them? What is the best material to use so that the holes that are filled do not have to be... Read More
  3. What do I do about holes in my travertine floors? Q: We have travertine floors throughout the kitchen and hallways. We just noticed small holes in a number of different tiles that were never there before. What could be causing this? Is there anything that we can do to fix it?   A: Travertine has na... Read More
  4. What is the best way to fill holes in travertine tiles? Q. What is the best way to fill holes in travertine tiles?A. One quick and effective way of filling holes in honed travertine is to squeeze some almond-colored caulking material in the holes. Fill in excess, push the filler in as deep as possible wi... Read More
  5. Travertine Filling and Installation Q. I found a pile of travertine tile in my newly purchased house. It's not used anywhere in the house but would like to use it for a bathroom floor. Problem is, many of the tiles have holes that go through, some as big as a dime. Is there anythi... Read More
  6. Travertine Patio Needs Cleaning Q. I have had a travertine patio for approximately 10 years installed in sand. It has accumulated dirt from not being hosed or washed. What products do you recommend to clean it?  A. How to go about cleaning your patio depends on whether your trav... Read More
  7. The shine on our travertine marble has not looked even since it was installed. The installer told us that this was characteristic of the stone. Is this true? Q. The shine on our travertine marble has not looked even since it was installed. The installer told us that this was characteristic of the stone. Is this true? A. Your installer is correct. Most travertine contains many holes that are filled with a... Read More
  8. Have you ever heard of Doctored Travertine? Q: In India, I have heard that Travertine stone is doctored by adding a substrate to the base of another hard cheaper stone. How can I know whether it is so without breaking it? A: Many of the black granites from India are darkened with dyes, but to... Read More
  9. What is the best way to clean unfilled travertine? Q. My unfilled, but sealed (with a lithofin product) travertine needs a good clean before resealing. What is the best technique for this? There is dirt in the holes, which is obviously worse in heavy wear areas. Thanks A. The best way to clean unfi... Read More
  10. Marble Slab Q. Hello, I have a 2'x3' piece of white marble and some black marbling in it along with what looks like shiny glistening stuff in it. It is not shiny for it's in its natural state. It has been out in the weather for a long time. It doe... Read More
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