I'd never run across the Traverfill name before. Sounds interesting -
where do you get yours?
I stumbled across this post in the findstone.com forum:
Q 8329: what filler should I use for holes in travertine floors.
TRAVERFILL, PORTLAND CEMENT, AKiMI
Unsanded Tile grout. I am told that to get a polished finish I have to
use Akimi or Akemi (sp) so not sure what to do, Some of the holes are
size of a quarter. dan, Reply
R1: Dear Dan: I love it when people dispense free advice such as using
epoxy filler (Akemi is only the brand of epoxy filler. There are other
brands available) because it can be polished! The reason why I "love
it" is because the use of such a product is better left to some
highly trained professional. To polish the filler one should apply it
into the hole leaving it "mounding", let it cure for at least 24
hours, and then grind it flush to the stone surface, hone and polish.
Without meaning any offense, you probably don't even know what I am
Travefill would be good, but it's hard to get and only comes in 25
Lbs. bags. Portlan cement would be good too, but you should try to
match the color, not to mention that, once again, you would have to
grind if flush to the surface of the stone after proper curing. Same
thing applies to unsanded grout.
So what, then?! :? How about color matching caulk? I love it!
Just squeeze it in the hole, push it further in by using a slightly wet
flexible putty knife, and then, when it begins to harden a little bit,
cut if flush with the surface of the stone using a brand-new razor
blade. Clean around the hole with a wet rag minding not to touch the
filler, and you're done! Maurizio, Expert Panelist
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