Custom Building Products Travertine Repair Kit is a complete kit to repair cracked or damaged travertine. This product provides a durable fix that matches most colors of travertine. Easy to use and takes less than five minutes.
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77%of customersrecommend this product10 of 13reviews
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77%of customersrecommend this product10 of 13reviews
How do I start. Well, I purchased a marble vanity top from a small hole in the wall liquidation guy. The reason he had it was there was a crack along the left corner. A granite/marble supplier wanted $100. to fill in the crack. I took my chances that the plumber would install it in one piece. And he did. So I thought I would just put something on top of it to cover it. Then I saw this travertine repair kit. It was like something falling from the heavens. I used it. 2 coats and it looks great! With all the natural veining, you cannot see the crack anymore. I will just seal it and use it forever!!!
Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, Looks Great
The idea of having a fill for the holes in a travertine floor is an excellent idea. This product did a good job of filling the holes. THe only downside that I saw was that I could not blend a color from the two different color putty's they included to match the color of my floor tiles adequately so as not to draw attention to the filled area. They need to include a third color a little darker than the two that are enclosed. That is what was missing as well as a final sealer to seal the hole once it drys.
Pros: Easy to Install, Effective
Cons: Difficult to Clean, not enough color choices
Beware-According to the fine print on the box, this Travertine Repair Kit is "not for repairing hairline cracks." In addition, the "dark" filler is nearly identical to the "light" filler. The description is misleading.
Based on another review, I bought this product to repair a hairline crack in marble tile I had installed. It works great--making the crack look like just another seam. One caution--there is abrasive material in this product, so be careful when treating high gloss surfaces such as marble so that you don't scratch it. Perhaps put masking tape on both sides of the crack. I found out after the fact--the scratches aren't really noticeable except from a certain angle. I'm still very happy with the result.
This product is easy to use and they are correct that it matches the majority of travertine colors. The kit comes with two good size containers with the patching product. Each container is a different color, one light and one dark. The kit comes with a plastic bag that you mix the two colors in to create the desired matching color. When mixing, you knead the mix, very much like bread dough.
Up until now the process is very simple and easy to do. When applying the product on the floor, you use the included tool in the kit. The process of applying the product to the floor is very similar to applying sparkle on a wall. The part that requires a little bit of practice and skill is keeping the product from remaining on the floor outside of the crack or hole. I found that I had a harder time of this on the thin cracks because of needing enough product on the tool to fill the crack, but the crack being so narrow it was hard to get it filled. In the beginning I felt that I was getting more product on top of tile than inside the crack which required some extra cleanup. After doing this a few times, I developed my technique that worked very well. I would recommend to start in a corner or inconspicuous spot. By doing this, by the time you reach the more visible areas, you should have the technique down.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Great Instructions, Looks High End, Effective, easy to prepare
I was expecting an epoxy type fill, but it is nothing more then 2 shades of grout in very small containers that you mix to the desired color. If you are not looking for a smooth finish than this product will work for you, but then just buy some grout at 1/4 the price.
Dropped a can on my travertine tile floor and nice big chunk of tile chipped right out of the center of one of the floor tiles. UGH!! This product worked wonders. I mixed this product to the desired color and I tested the color in and inconspicuous area and it took me 2 attempts to match it as my stone doesn't have lots of veining to disguise a mismatch in color. I recommend taking your time to get the correct match. When I got the desired color I filled the crack and tried to clean up as much as possible right away so that there was no residue around the patch. I'm curious to see how durable this repair product will be over time but I guess I can simply repair it again as it's better than trying to replace the tile. I imagine this can be used for many surfaces and I'm going to try some experiments on other stone and marble to see how it works. Now I wonder if they make a product like this for crows feet and smile lines...
Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Effective
Cons: not a con per se but it takes time to color match
I used this to repair a very long settling crack across my travertine tile bathroom floor in my basement. It applies just like any grout and wipes off easily. It took only minutes. Before I used it, all my guests would point out the crack to me. Now, no one can see it.
Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, blends in great
I had several small holes/cracks in my bathroom floor tile. While it is not perfect, you do not notice them now unless you are specifically looking for them. It applies basically like spackle. The only issue is if your tiles are dark, it may not match well. However, my tiles had enough variation that it was not a big deal for me. This saved me money and time. I would definitely recommend this product.
There is a lot of repair material in two tubs (one light and one darker). Comes with everything needed and only took a few minutes to fill in about 40 small spots in the floor. There is enough material in the kit to probably last forever for the avg. homeowner just doing minor repairs. Now that is is done, I can't even find the places I filled in.
We bought 4 travertine tables at an auction & 2 of them had 2 large chips on the corners & 1 crack. We used this product & it took 3 coats for me to get it perfect & I lightly sanded. I used the darkest color but it was still too light so my wife painted it (even the patern of the travertine). It came out great...very hard to locate the damage now. I am only giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because of the. Color match, but you could paint it as we did to match. Great product.
I got this product because it had a light and a dark in it to mix to the correct color. I tried mixing it and it was too light. I used just the dark and it was still too light, plus it was to grainy and I could not get the holes filled in smoothly. I still have divots where the holes are.