Get the Facts: The Essential Dos and Don’ts of Travertine Care

Travertine is one of the most beloved stones on the earth and in order to continue getting beauty out of it, you must care for it. Keep reading about dos and don’ts. If you need help with travertine care, contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 to learn about our many services.

Do: Seal Travertine Surfaces

It is not only essential to seal your travertine surface, but it is also important to do so on a regular basis. When you seal travertine, you are greatly reducing the size of the stone’s pores, which means that dirt and grime cannot get as easily. It is easier to clean and it stays cleaner longer. At Fuller Stone Care we can help you determine how often you should have your travertine sealed.

Don’t: Break Out Your Household Cleaners

You should never use anything but natural stone cleaner for travertine. Any cleaner you use should specifically say that it is safe for stone and designed for either marble or travertine. Otherwise, you may use an option that has chemical additives that can result in a wax buildup that will cause your travertine to look cloudy. Using any cleaner with vinegar or citrus can actually dissolve the sealant on the travertine and leave unsightly marks.

Do: Use Floor Mats if Travertine is in a High-Traffic Area

If your travertine flooring is in a high-traffic area like a kitchen, then it can get scratches over time as dirt and debris is tracked all over it. Use floor mats at the entrance and exits and ask guests to take their shoes off at the door. If you buy a high-quality floor mat, it can keep much of the dirt and debris off your floor – which means a better, more beautiful floor for you.

Don’t: Wax

If you find that your travertine is not shining as it once did then the best option is to have it polished. Too often, people believe that marble waxes are great options for travertine but in fact, they can actually prevent the stone from breathing, which causes further problems. The wax can also act as a trap for dirt and grime, making the travertine dirtier more quickly.

Do: Clean Your Travertine Floor Often

Whether your floors are sealed or not, the best thing you can do for them is to clean them regularly. Clean up spills as soon as they happen, dust mop regularly, and prevent anything dark – like tomato sauce – from staining the surface.

If you are in need of professional assistance with your travertine flooring or countertops then it is time to call in the trusted experts in the area. At Fuller Stone Care we have been working with travertine and other natural stones for decades. Call us at 855-205-0972 and let us get to work for you.