Travertine is a warm and beautiful natural stone that has been around for centuries all over the world. More recently it has become a popular choice as flooring material. It can also be used on countertops, backsplashes and other surfaces. It is not nearly as dense or hard as granite, but it’s durable and will last a lifetime if it’s cared for correctly.
Advantages of Travertine Tile Floors
1. Travertine Colors & Styles. It comes in a variety of styles. Travertine comes in ivory, beige, reddish brown and even gold. The color will depend on the percentage or iron in the stone. It can also be finished differently. It can be polished, matte, brushed or tumbled. These options allow for endless possibilities that allow you to design a floor that’s exactly the way you want it to look.
2. Travertine is Easy to Install & Fix. When you compare travertine to other stones like marble for example, travertine is easier to install and fix. This saves time and money in the long run.
3. Travertine is Eco Friendly. Travertine is more environmentally-friendly than other materials because it doesn’t need to go through the manufacturing process. If you like to go green, then travertine is a great option.
4. Travertine is Unique. You can create a “bold” and “different” look in your home when you go with travertine. The natural “veining” in it creates unique and different patterns, adding the perfect touch to the design of your home.
Etched & Stained Travertine Flooring
With all the benefits to travertine it can be delicate. It is sensitive to acidic substances like wine, coffee and juice so it can etch (dulls the polish or finish) more easily than other stone. Travertine can also stain more easily but this can be controlled by sealing it.
Cleaning Travertine Floors
Cleaning travertine is easy, but you need to know the do’s and don’ts if you want to keep it looking fabulous for years to come. Do clean spills up immediately to avoid etching or staining. Use a sponge or soft cloth to clean travertine surfaces. The only cleaning solutions you need to use on travertine are hot water for smaller messes and a stone cleaner for larger messes. Just be sure to buff dry with a cotton cloth. You can use a mild soap solution 3-4 times a year for more deep cleaning. Use coasters to avoid damaging the surface and dust mop your travertine regularly. Use doormats to avoid dirt, grit and sand from scratching the surface of your floors.
Do not use generic, store-bought cleaning products. Using these products can damage your travertine because they contain acids, alkalis and other chemicals. These products will also breakdown the sealant faster. Do not use vinegar, ammonia, lemon or orange to clean travertine because they can also damage it. Do not use generic bathroom cleaners on travertine either. These can be abrasive, even the creams that are “soft” can scratch or dull the surface.
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The Roman Colosseum is made of travertine, so it’s clear that it’s durable. But just because travertine has stood the test of time doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a little TLC. Contact Silver State Floor Restoration to have your travertine floors cleaned professionally.