Travertine stone has been used for thousands of years to build beautiful structures, including the Colosseum in Rome. Travertine gives the look of opulence, but dirty travertine is less aesthetically pleasing. Travertine, which used widely as a beautiful and durable flooring material that is an affordable alternative to marble or granite floor stones. Travertine tiles are the perfect addition to a high-end, traditional Tampa Bay home. With the right care and maintenance, you can ensure your travertine remains as gorgeous as the day it was installed. The Zerorez Tampa travertine cleaning experts share our top dos and don’ts for travertine tile care.
Dos of Travertine Cleaning
Act Fast: One of the best ways to prevent travertine tile stains is to blot the liquid or sweep up the debris immediately. This is the easiest way to prevent hard to remove stains from forming.
Seal: You want to make sure that you seal your travertine tiles especially if you’re putting them outside in a lanai area. This will help your travertine tiles looking pristine after cleaning.
Mopping: Dry ‘mop’ your travertine floors with a clean, dry dust mop to remove daily dirt, dust, and debris. Next, if needed, use a soft mop, with warm water to clean the travertine. If needed, you can also use a travertine specific floor cleaner.
Maintain Regularly: By sweeping and mopping your travertine every few days, you will remove dirt that could otherwise penetrate the surface of your stone and cause dulling over time. When you need a deep clean and sealing of your travertine floors, remember to call the best travertine cleaners, Zerorez Tampa Bay!
Don’ts of Travertine Cleaning
Don’t Vacuum Travertine Floors: Grabbing the vacuum may be quicker than sweeping but you’re more likely to scratch or chip the surface of your travertine floor tiles over time when you use a vacuum. Ideally, you will want to use a soft broom instead to remove dust and debris.
Never use general floor cleaners or vinegar: Avoid using general floor cleaners or ‘green’ alternatives such as vinegar. The acidic nature of these products can eat away at the surface of travertine stone and dull the finish over time.
Don’t try to ‘DIY’: Seriously, you don’t want to risk those beautiful travertine floors. When it comes to deep cleaning your travertine or dealing with a hard to remove stain, call the pros! The Zerorez Tampa travertine cleaning experts can safely and effectively clean your travertine tiles and stains for you. Calling in a professional tile company can prevent costly damage to your travertine.
If you decide to use a new cleaning product on your travertine tiles, 1) don’t say we didn’t tell you and 2) always make sure to test a small amount of your cleaning solution in an inconspicuous area prior to using the product everywhere. Many cleaning products are too acidic for travertine floors and can be reactive with the tiles. Staining and discoloration may occur and cause irreversible damage.
Enjoy the full beauty of your travertine floors, Zerorez Tampa can professionally deep clean tiles. We’re here to make sure your travertine tiles stays looking great. Call our tile cleaning company; from St. Pete to Palm Harbor and Clearwater to Lakeland our team can help!