As the owner of a travertine surface, it is important to know that you are caring for it as well as you can. If you are not sure if that is true, keep reading to learn about some of the mistakes you might be making when caring for travertine. If you require professional assistance with travertine services, contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972.
Leaving Spills Alone
You would likely have a hard time preventing all spills, but you can learn how to respond to them correctly. When it comes to travertine, the key is to act quickly. Your goal should be to clean up the spill as soon as you can because this is the best way to reduce the chance that damage might occur. Remember that travertine is a porous stone, and as a result, any liquid that soaks in could cause stains.
When a spill occurs, use a dry cloth to get rid of the liquid. If there is a stain, use a slightly dampened cloth to wipe that stain away. If it remains, contact Fuller Stone Care.
Cleaning with Wet Mops
Many people automatically associate cleaning floors with using wet mops. That might be a good option for many flooring types, but it is not a good option for travertine tile. If you do mop with water, you could end up with fill loss, damaged stone, stains, and even microbial growth that leads to discoloration of the flooring.
Using Chemical Cleaners
If you find a cleaner that says it is safe to be used on travertine, then that should be enough evidence that you can use it, right? Not necessarily. Travertine is extremely reactive to acids, and many cleaners have some type of vinegar, ammonia, or bleach that can damage your travertine. In fact, most “all-purpose” cleaners have some type of acid.
Use a cleaner that is made specifically for natural stone. We offer a pH-neutral option that does not have any added chemicals that can damage your stone.
Vacuuming Travertine Flooring
Sand, dirt, and other gritty substances can wear away at and scratch travertine flooring, which might lead you to believe that your best option is to grab the vacuum cleaner and get rid of this type of debris. Unfortunately, this is not a good option because vacuum cleaners can actually chip or crack your floor. Use your household broom instead.
If you want your travertine surface to last for as long as possible, then you need to get it sealed. At Fuller Stone Care, we offer a range of sealant options that will give you the beauty of travertine but protect it from damage.
To learn more about this and other travertine services, contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 right away.