Whether on flooring, showers or countertops, we clean travertine tile.
Our process for cleaning travertine consists of using equipment and machinery specifically designed for natural stone, as well as hand washing the corners, edges and hard to reach areas. We use a combination of neutral pH cleaners and degreasers that are safe for your stone, your family and the environment. We ensure the most thorough and detailed cleaning possible. Improper or aggressive cleaning can cause damage by opening the pores of the stone, making it more susceptible to staining from pet accidents, dirty mop water, spills, and grime/asphalt from shoe traffic. Our 18+ years of experience with travertine and knowledge of the stone itself will avoid these issues. As with all of our work, our technicians move most furniture excluding breakable and smaller items. We pay close attention to detail and ensure there is no dust and no mess created. We are extremely careful not to cause any damage to adjacent surfaces such as walls, baseboards, cabinets, appliances and carpets.
Travertine stone sometimes cracks or buckles with expansion and contraction of the substrate (surface underneath). This is usually caused by temperature change. Depending on the severity of the damage, we can repair it or arrange to replace the tile.
Travertine is very sensitive to acidic products which cause “dull” spots or marks known as etches. Food, drink and certain cleaning agents will etch travertine. We use our stone polishing process to remove these etches and restore the tile finish.
Occasionally the fill in travertine can break down resulting in a hole or void. Holes and chips can also be caused by furniture, and falling objects. We fill these holes with a stone putty mix or grout mix, depending on whether the stone is filled or unfilled
Travertine should be maintained through frequent sweeping and mopping, using appropriate cleaners and fresh water. Be sure to change mop bucket water multiple times. This keeps the water clean, ensuring the stone will continue to look great for years to come.
. On average, professional cleaning and sealing is recommended every 3-5 years, depending on traffic and usage. When properly maintained and cared for, this stone will stay beautiful and functional for generations. We provide detailed care instructions on the maintenance of your natural travertine.