Chemical abrasive processes break up a small amount of the surface into solution and then re-crystallize it. Chemical processes remove air bubbles and acidic salts while increasing density. Fewer pores mean more shine and easier cleaning. The smoother the surface it is the easier it is to clean.
Choose from Satin to High-Gloss
The Satin Finish is the lowest shine recommended. We really don’t recommend duller finishes, since less shine equals more porosity. Satin Finish is practical and what a travertine floor needs to be maintained properly. With the custom abrasive processes the goal is the reduction of porosity. We do this with one of several different gentle but extremely effective microfine sanding processes.
Standard honing processes such as diamond pads, sanding screens and powders will open the stone, making cleaning tougher and reducing the ability of the penetrating sealer to keep water from eroding the stone over the course of time.