One of the most frequent questions we are asked when in homes is about travertine and their holes. To put it simply, thats the way travertine is made. Travertine naturally has holes. They are created when fresh water runs through the stone. When taken from the quarry travertine has a honeycomb or swiss cheese look to it. Most customers do not realize that this is how their travertine came from the earth because the are prefilled in a factory before being sold. Over time and wear the stone will start to pit. The factory filling can come out and holes can start to form.
Now that we know why, the next question is what to do about them, Some people choose to leave the holes unfilled. This is called unfilled travertine. However, if filling the holes is something you are interested in you need to find someone who has experience. Filling travertine is an art. We first start with a simple travertine filler. Next we must find a dye to match both color and also texture. Once that is filled, we grind the excess filler off and then polish to match the travertines shine. At Texas Floor Restoration we include roughly 10-20 holes included in our price. If there are more holes we will price accordingly.