Travertine Stone Floor Cleaning & Sealing | Polishing Anthem | Glendale Az
Cleaning Travertine: Do's Glendale AZ
Use the following Do's to learn how to clean travertine, help you avoid bad habits and establish a safe method for travertine cleaning maintenance.
Also, check out the General Care & Cleaning Guide for the best tips on maintaining all types of countertop surfaces and floor tile.
Do: Blot up spills immediately. As noted above, travertine tile is much more sensitive than granite to acidic substances like wine, coffee, fruit juices, tomato sauce, sodas, toiletry products and cleaning products that can etch (dull) the finish (on both shiny "polished" and matte "honed" finishes) or stain the surface.
Do: Clean surfaces using a sponge or soft cloth. The only cleaning agents you should use on a regular basis are hot water to wipe up crumbs and small messes and then a stone cleaner once daily (or as needed for bigger messes).
I recommend the Granite & Marble Spray Cleaners here.
Buff dry with a cotton cloth or chamois. Using a mild soap occasionally (3-4 times a year) for cleaning travertine won’t harm the stone, but consistent use will dull the surface with a soap film.
Do: Use coasters under all glasses, bottles and cans. Bottles, cans and glasses with acidic drinks may etch the polish or damage the surface leaving a "glass ring."
So make cleaning travertine easy and avoid expensive marble polishing and marble restoration by treating your travertine surfaces like fine wood furniture. Always use coasters... no matter what.
Do: Use a tray for toiletry products in the bathroom. A decorative tray can look very nice and it will protect the surface from the damaging chemicals contained in many toiletry products.
Do: Dust mop your travertine floor tiles regularly. Use a clean, dry, non-treated dust mop. Be careful using a vacuum cleaner. Worn parts or grit jammed by the wheels may scratch the surface. Also, mop regularly using a specialized stone floor cleaner.
TIP: Travertine polishing on floor tile makes a very slick surface, so go with a "honed", "flamed" or "tumbled travertine" floor tile. It will look warm and inviting and hide dust and dirt better. Sealing Travertine Floors is still recommended on polished floors Anthem AZ.
Also, travertine's distinctive voids and holes should be filled upon installation to keep dirt from accumulating Glendale.
Do: Use doormats inside and out along with runners and area rugs. Grit, dirt and sand carried in by our shoes are abrasive and will wear and scratch travertine floor tiles.