Travertine Color Enhancement
Travertine is a naturally porous non-slippery stone. It is an easy choice for pool decks, patios, pool copings, and driveways. If travertine is unpolished, our certified technicians highly recommend it to be sealed or coated. With environmental exposures, travertine gets damaged and loses its lustrous appearance. Splash Proof nanotechnology coating does not simply sit on top of the surface like traditional coatings or sealers. Our nanotechnology coating penetrates deep down into the travertine capillaries and occupies a part of the substrate. The travertine surface turns into hydrophobic that reduces the growth of mold and mildew. Splash Proof color enhancing nanotechnology coating escorts color to your travertine and lasts for up to 5 years.
Day 1 – A certified technician visits the premises to check and verify the services required for the travertine surface. Next, the team begins the process to sanitize and clean the debris on the surface. After ensuring the stain and dirt has been removed, pressure washing and soft washing is performed. Water rinsing takes away detergents and/or acids, if they were previously applied. Travertine surface is then allowed to dry for 24 hours.
Day 2 – Prior to the application of color enhancing nanotechnology coating, certified technicians replenish any sand lost from cleaning to the travertine joints if travertine is not grouted. Upon completion of sanding and when travertines are dry to the touch, certified technicians begin application of the SP-23E color enhancing nanotechnology coating.
Splash Proof normally dries in sunny areas within 2-3 hours but it requires nearly 24-36 hours for curing. Shaded areas, low temperatures, or higher humidity may slow down the drying process. The surface may be kept open to foot traffic in 2-3 hours and to vehicular traffic in 24-36 hours. Splash Proof recommends all sprinkler systems be turned off during this time to allow proper curing.
Splash Proof is a protectant that layers your travertine with a super hydrophobic coating thereby reducing mold and mildew. Periodic washing with plain water to keep the area clean is recommended. Acids, gasoline, hydraulic fluids, and motor oil spills need to be removed from the surface as soon as possible.