Do You Have Questions About Travertine? We Have the Answers You’re Looking For

Travertine is a lovely surface and it works great for many uses. At Fuller Stone Care we have been working with it for many years and can help with travertine cleaning, maintenance, and much more. If you have questions about travertine, keep reading. If you do not see them answered, feel free to call us at 855-205-0972 to get the answers you need.

Is Travertine Sealing Required?

It is highly recommend that you seal your travertine surface. Remember that though it looks hard, it is actually a rather soft and porous stone. You will not have perfect travertine that is entirely immune to etching or staining after it’s been sealed, but it can significantly help reduce the risk of either of these issues. Remember that promptly cleaning up spills is important too.

How Often Will Travertine Need to Be Sealed?

Ideally, you would seal your travertine surface at least once each year. If you have a particularly light colored stone, or if you have your stone surface in a high-traffic area, then you may want to get it resealed per year. Remember that sealing once or twice a year is likely much more affordable than having to have the travertine replaced or significantly restored.

Are All Travertine Sealers Created Equally?

No. Penetrating or impregnating travertine sealants are better than topic sealants. A topical option will essentially just sit on top of the travertine surface. Not only does this not provide the protection needed, but it prevents the stone from breathing and can actually cause cloudy or hazy films to build. A penetrating sealer gets into the pores of the stone and offers the best possible protection without worry that the stone will change appearance.

Are Natural Travertine and Filled Travertine the Same Thing?

Travertine is actually a type of limestone. It is naturally deposited at mineral springs throughout the world. It naturally has many small holes in the stone. If you have natural travertine, then these holes are left in their natural state. On the other hand, filled travertine involves holes that have been filled at the travertine factory. It’s true that natural travertine is harder to clean, but filled travertine requires the holes to be refilled and repaired. As a result, neither one is automatically better or easier than the other.

We Are Standing by to Provide All the Information You Need on Travertine Surfaces and More

At Fuller Stone Care we are proud to have met the travertine needs of people all over the area. We are looking forward to helping you too. Call us now at 855-205-0972 for a free estimate or to ask any questions you have about travertine and other natural stones.