Travertine Floor Cleaning & Sealing | Polishing Glendale Az
Etching & Staining
Travertine is sensitive to acidic substances (juice, wine, coffee) so it can etch (dull the polish or finish) rather easily... just like marble and limestone.
Travertine can stain as well, but not as easily as commonly thought and stains are controlled with sealing. Note that etching is different from staining which we'll discuss below in the "Sealing" section.
TIP: travertine, marble, and limestone are so similar in composition, chemical and physical characteristics that cleaning procedures and maintenance requirements are essentially the same for all three types of stone.
That's why you'll want to download our comprehensive ebook on cleaning marble (and travertine too). This book details every technique, method and solution along with all the information and answers you will ever want or need about protecting, maintaining, cleaning, restoring and sealing travertine, marble or limestone Glendale Az.
Because of the "etching" issue, travertine is not recommended for your kitchen countertop or a high-use bathroom. Although, a travertine backsplash over the kitchen countertop will look fantastic and won't be problematic. And travertine flooring will be just fine in any room.
Etching can be repaired on polished (shiny) travertine using this Etch Remover - Marble Polisher, or with DIY methods on a honed or tumbled travertine finish.
Best use of travertine is for powder bathroom vanity tops, table tops, tub surrounds, showers, floor tile and stone fireplace surrounds. If etching happens to your travertine floors you will have to sand the tile to remove. Contact us for a free on site estimate.