Holes in tiles
My travertine tiles have developed lots of holes in them, do I need to replace the tiles?
Nicole Niv, Marble and Stone Creations: It is fairly common in travertine tiles for little holes to appear, particularly during the first year after they have been laid. This is due to the settling of the screed, apart from other reasons. The problem with these holes, although they are easily repaired, is that they become bigger and more unsightly over time if not quickly dealt with. Epoxy glue matched to the tile should be applied to the holes as this will fill the spaces. Once dry, the epoxy glue is sanded and then buffed to ensure a smooth surface. This glue is extremely strong and will fill even the smallest holes. Once completed, you will never be able to tell where the tiles have been filled.