Travertine Tile Cleaning & Sealing

Travertine is a popular natural stone choice used in many modern homes. Homeowners tend to choose travertine instead of other stones as it not only looks beautiful within the home but is also an extremely durable stone, making it ideal for floors and walls. A simple way to keep your home looking clean and fresh is by investing in quality travertine tile cleaning and sealing.

 

What is Travertine?

Travertine is actually a type of limestone that is created due to mineral deposits in water sources such as natural springs and underground rivers. It’s a popular choice amongst homeowners as it is related to marble and can sometimes even be referred to as travertine marble due to the pattern in the stone even though it is limestone.

 

The stone is formed due to rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, also known as calcite, at mouth of a hot spring or within a limestone cave. During this process the calcite mixes with other minerals which create the unique swirling patterns, giving the stone its distinctive characteristics.

 

Travertine Sealing

Travertine is an amazing stone and can be a beautiful feature within your home, but it is a stone that requires appropriate maintenance to upkeep its look. Travertine is used in an abundance of areas within a home with some of the most common being bathrooms, kitchens, floors, outside patios and around pool areas due to its stunning colours and durability. However, it is a porous stone which means that if it’s not looked after correctly it is prone to being easily damaged.

 

Porosity refers to the ratio of pores within the stone, and the more porous a stone is the better its ability to absorb water and other materials. As travertine is a porous stone it’s imperative that it is sealed professionally to maintain its look and longevity. By sealing travertine you’re protecting it as the sealant prevents various liquids from absorbing into the stone and distorting its look permanently. The sealer acts a barrier between the stone and possible stains and damage to may endure.

 

There are various types of sealer that can be used to protect travertine and choosing the right one is essential to prolong the lifespan and natural appearance of the stone. Choosing the incorrect sealer, or a sub-standard one, can be detrimental to your travertine and a costly mistake which is why our experts here at Parklane Tile & Grout Cleaning are here to help.

 

With years of experience under out belts and access to sealers not available to consumers, you can trust your travertine in our hands. At Parklane Tile & Grout Cleaning we practice the best measures to seal your travertine and keep your home looking beautiful. We use Dry Treat Premium sealer that has a 15-year industry leading warranty. To maintain your travertine after the sealer has been used, it’s best to continue with a cleaning maintenance program every 1 to 2 years once it’s sealed with Dry Treat. If your travertine is showing signs of slight discolouration, it’s time to act quickly and prevent any further damage from

occurring. Contact us today for more information about our travertine tile cleaning and sealing service.

 

Travertine Tile Cleaning

Although travertine is one of the most durable stones you can have within your home, it doesn’t mean that it’s not susceptible to dirt and damage. Travertine needs to be treated differently in each home depending on the finish of the stone and whether it has already been sealed or left in its natural state.

 

After identifying the type of travertine in your home, basic cleaning can be completed with non-acidic products. If your travertine has been affected by minor wear and tear damage such as staining, the best option for your travertine is having it professionally cleaned. By acting quickly when noticing stains on your tiles you can prevent the damage from getting worse and affecting your tiles permanently.

 

At Parklane Tile & Grout Cleaning we are experts in travertine tile cleaning. Our team of travertine tile cleaning specialists can help repair minor damage and have your tiles sparkling in no time. We are also able to provide advice on how to prevent damage from occurring in the future.

 

Even if your travertine isn’t visibly damaged, its best to have it cleaned every few years to help prolong their lifespan and revive your home. Especially if used in high traffic areas, tiles can quickly become extremely dirty and make your home appear duller than usual. Professional travertine tile cleaning can breathe new life into your home and have your tiles looking as if they were just laid. If you’ve noticed your tiles have become dull, reach out to our experts today to find out more about our travertine tile cleaning and sealing service.