Avoiding Travertine Travesties
When it comes to timeless flooring choices, few things can compete with travertine tile. Travertine, a type of limestone, has been used as flooring for centuries, from Italian villas to upscale penthouses and everything in between. Travertine’s textured surface gives it a rustic charm, while its natural earth-toned hues, of sand, orange, and gold, add warmth to any home. Alas, the very texture which gives travertine its broad appeal can also set it up for problems.
Travertine is a naturally porous stone, which leaves it susceptible to staining, particularly from common household acids such as fruit juices, coffee or wine. Its surface is also comparatively soft leaving it open to scratches from abrasive materials.
Caring for your travertine tile
Cleaning travertine is possible, but the process can be delicate since conventional abrasive and acidic cleaners can both scratch and damage the tile further. All is not lost. With their state of the art cleaning products and years of experience, calling The Grout Specialist can save you the time and potential heartache of damaging your tile. And your restored travertine will once again be returned to its original, beautiful state.
Once travertine has been installed or cleaned, it should be sealed to create a barrier between the tile’s surface and potential staining and damaging agents. Travertine filler, which can be applied by your local Grout Specialist acts as this protective layer. With filler applied on a regular schedule, and spills wiped up without significant delay, your travertine will last for years. The filler will also smooth over large holes that naturally occur in your tile’s surface; holes that will otherwise collect dirt and grime and lend to a dirty overall appearance over time.
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Don’t miss out on the warmth and beauty that travertine tile can offer to your home. Partner with The Grout Specialist and enjoy the benefits and looks of travertine for years to come.