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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RickMo Too Light
This product has both "dark" and "light" colors. On our beige travertine tile, even the "dark" appears blazing white. After filling in a crack with "dark" it became an eyesore. This product would have been substantially better if "dark" was at least several shades darker for our application. Even better if it came with some tints for browns and yellows, which our tile also has.
It does seal cracks and pits pretty well, and I found it works best to apply in small amounts wiping over the surface with a minimally damp paper towel. The slight extra moisture thins the product enough to let it penetrate even tiny hairline cracks and pits. Dries rock solid.
January 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HGTVFAN A Great Fix
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!!!
July 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Richard Disappointing
This product was a disappointment for us. Probably OK IF your travertine is very light in color.
This kit comes with two small containers of patching material - a "light" and a "dark" which are supposed to be mixed to make a best color match. The colors represented on the box are pretty accurate (I had thought a printing error) - but I would describe them as "light" and "lighter" - almost indistinguishable. Even the "dark" was way too light for our application. Our travertine flooring actually has a pinkish cast overall so this kit was way off. I cheated and added in a trace of red food coloring to the dark material (I was never that good at chemistry); we'll see...
This product would be greatly improved if a container of much darker material was provided - and even better if some coloring material was provided so a much wider range of travertine coloring could be addressed.
December 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JamesF This is just what I needed!
My 10 year old travertine floors had developed pits in the past 3 or 4 years and I've been searching for something to fill them in which would match the colors in the stone. I had 6 or 7 larger pits of about 1" in diameter and numerous other smaller pits. I had read the previous reviews about this product and was somewhat concerned about color matching since the light and dark fillers are both very light in appearance. I just mixed a little food coloring into the filler in a ziploc sandwich bag, kneaded the filler to get the color just right and filled in the pits. I'd suggest smoothing the filler off with a drop or two of water spread on the top of the repair to obtain the smoothest surface flush with your floor and very carefully wiping up any excess filler with a damp paper towel. The repairs I made are very hard to spot and the product is as hard as concrete. The ability to color this product to match your existing stone, while not mentioned anywhere in the kit, makes it an incredible value!
March 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ObjectiveReviewer Easy to use, but needs a little practice
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.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonaldR You can hardly see it!
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.
January 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GPTaylor Pretty good purchase
This product was fairly easy to use. It acts quite a lot like sandless grout. I used a screwdriver to knock off any other loose travertine in the holes, or remove collapsing areas before installation. I then applied the product in several layers to get it to smooth and to about the right level with the floor and then scraped down any excess. It says that it's for shallow holes, but I had one collapse all the way down to the mortar...and then to the concrete below due to a comb line; I filled it about 1/4 inch at a time, which allowed it to dry in layers. Some of my holes were also wider so I used a larger scraper than they provided. I've had no problem with any of it coming out of the holes even with the layered approach and it's been about a month now. I was a bit lax about cleaning off the "film" because I kept disrupting the patch, so I've had to work on cleaning that up after the fact, while not damaging the surface of the surrounding travertine; take the time to do the cleaning as it's installed. My only issue is that I've got travertine that's fairly beige with some brown in it, and the darker tub of color was not quite dark enough; my floor is fairly "busy" with colors, but it bothers me that the patched areas are a bit too white. Likely, I'm the only person who can see it. I almost wish that I had bought some modified sandless grout of a more appropriate color and experimented, but didn't want to buy 5 lbs of it and I'm not sure that this product doesn't have additional components that make it better than grout. I put grout sealer on it to keep it from getting too dirty...and then realized that I should have dumped some tea on it, to get it to a slightly darker color so that it matched up a bit better. The final surface is like grout, so the patches get scuffed easier than the surrounding tile (but do clean up again) and it's not as smooth as the tile, but it's a lot better than holes and collapsed areas that keep propagating, are rough on the feet, and quickly fill up with dirt, etc.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PersnicketyME Travertine 911!
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...
December 6, 2013