Travertine Question

We put in a travertine floor about a year ago. Now, there are small bubbles or voids that are breaking, and leaving a hole in the floor.
Is there a product or something that I can fill these with so they will be flush with the floor. I thought of JB Weld, but the floor is a tan color. Do they make a tan JB Weld? Steve
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SteveB wrote:

Travertine is a very porous stone. They fill the voids if it's going to be used for flooring, otherwise it's just a dirt vacuum.
You'll have to experiment, but the best way to fill those voids is to use some crushed up travertine dust mixed with clear epoxy. Application is done with a plastic auto body filler spreader - neatly! The wet sand the patch until the finish approximates the existing tile finish. You may have to put a sealer on the whole floor to make the finish uniform.
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SteveB wrote:

You make no mention of how extensive the problem is but it would appear that the stone is "spalling" (google it) due most likely to improper installation technique and/ or setting materials. There are filler products (epoxys) available for stone such as are made by Akemi. Contact a local cermaic/stone flooring supply.
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Grout that they use for floor tile..Thats how the floor installer did in our new house. Also in our walk-in shower-tumbled travertine tile floor and walls. Comes in nearly every color so you can probably match your travertine as close as you'd like.
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