How To Polish Travertine


Travertine, a type of limestone, is an elegant and durable material used for flooring and walls. However, like all natural stones, it can lose its shine and luster over time. This blog post will guide you through the process of polishing your travertine to restore its original beauty.

Materials Needed

Before starting the process, make sure you have the following items:

  • Stone Cleaner
  • Travertine Filler
  • Low-speed Buffer
  • Granite or Marble Polishing Powder
  • Soft Cloth

Steps to Polish Travertine

Step 1: Clean the Travertine Surface

Begin by cleaning the travertine surface with a pH-neutral stone cleaner. This will remove any dust, dirt, and grime that could scratch the surface during the polishing process. Rinse thoroughly and let the surface dry.

Step 2: Fill any Holes

Travertine is naturally porous, so be sure to fill any holes with travertine filler. Once it dries, remove the excess with a razor blade.

Step 3: Buff the Surface

Use a low-speed buffer together with a fine-grit diamond pad to buff the surface. This will start to restore the shine of your travertine.

Step 4: Apply Polishing Powder

Sprinkle granite or marble polishing powder over the surface. Then, using your low-speed buffer, buff the surface until you achieve the desired shine. Remember, do not add water during this process.

Step 5: Clean and Buff

Finally, wipe off the excess powder with a soft cloth. Then, give the surface another pass with the buffer to ensure an even shine.


With these steps, you can restore the shine and luster of your travertine tiles. Remember, the key to maintaining the beauty of your travertine is regular cleaning and occasional polishing. Happy cleaning!