Natural Stone / September 10, 2018 / FifineAsselin
Not only do the homeowners enjoy the new look of their remodelled outdoor flooring but their friends and family like it as well in fact many make plans to use the tiles to remodel their own outside entertainment areas. The experts have been using travertine tiles for centuries A lot of architects are using more Travertine tiles in their designs because of the rugged durability functionality versatility and the overall beauty of these natural stone flooring tiles. They are available in a vast array of colour hues grain patterns and can be cut to match any design. There are a lot of homes that use beautiful Travertine Tiles all around the world.
This should not be counted as a negative side to natural stone tiles as there are ways to maintain them and we must bear in mind that any natural products requires maintenance. Once natural stone tiles are laid there are three steps that must be done to maintain the tiles which includes filling washing and sealing. This process must be repeated every two to five years depending on the quality of natural stone. The first step after laying the tiles is to fill them. All the holes must be filled with filler of the same color. Any gap between the tiles must be grouted. You need to allow one to two days for the filler and grout to be dried.
Using the edge of a trowel generously fill in the gaps between your tiles (created by using spacers) and smooth it over the surface at a 45 degree angle to the floor. A grout profiling tool can help after youve applied the grout to smooth the fill off and remove any unwanted excess. Caring for your natural stone tiles it an important to remember and before you finish your tiling job you need to seal the tiles to prevent the stone from becoming stained. This seal needs to be applied after tiles have been cleaned and any residual dust adhesive or grout has been removed with a residual remover. After applying and removing the residual remover a seal can then be added to help prevent materials and liquids from entering the pores of the stone and leaving potential marks. This seal needs to be regularly maintained in order to keep the tiles in good condition and can even be added to through the use of enhancing products to bring out the natural grain and contrasts of the stone.