How To Clean Travertine – A Quick Introduction
Once your floor is restored to its original beauty, you will only keep it looking beautiful and shiny if you clean it properly.
That means you need to dry sweep your tile and stone on a daily basis to remove grit and surface soil. Ideally, you should also damp mop on a daily basis with specialist travertine cleaners to remove dirt and for removing stains. Harsh cleaners that work well on ceramic or porcelain tile will degrade the finish on Travertine. You can find out more here..
Take care with “off the shelf travertine tile cleaners”
You could cause a whole load of problems for you, your floor and your wallet….
A neutral stone cleaner, made for cleaning natural stone, is the best option for cleaning travertine. It is great for cleaning and nourishing indoor and outdoor tile to keep it looking beautiful. But travertine is a natural stone, like limestone and slate floors. It has fine pores and fissures in the surface that can fill up with fine dirt particles. Daily maintenance products are not recommended to clean travertine with dirt that has built up over time in the pores of the tiles and grout.
When you have this kind of deeply ingrained soil, you need the help of specialist heavy duty travertine cleaners
Heavy Duty Cleaners Dissolve Travertine Sealers
Have you found that your stone and tile gets more soiled after using a strong cleaner or stain remover?
Heavy-duty stone cleaners and stain removers are great for surfaces with ingrained dirt and marks, BUT they need to be rinsed off quickly because they contain chemicals that will dissolve sealers, leaving that area of your floor open to attack from spills and stains.
This is why, if you have ingrained soil, you’re always better off using a professional stone cleaning company like Abbey. We know the best cleaners to use and more importantly how to use them.
Travertine comes in a number of different finishes. At ABBEY we have been cleaning, polishing and sealing travertine floors for over 16 years. We have the equipment and experience to transform any travertine floor into a beautiful centrepiece for any room.