Cleaning Travertine Tiles & Pavers
A lot of people seem to think all stones are stain proof, If left unsealed spills and everyday messes can easily penetrate the surface of your Travertine.
Every once in a while you may need to clean your Travertine, especially if it’s in a high traffic area or an outside area. There are many affordable cleaners available for Travertine, when cleaning be sure to apply with a mop and if stains are persistent use a more concentrated solution. Do not use any high pressure cleaning equipment when cleaning your tile or paver as it will damage the stone.
Removing stains from your Travertine
If you have a spillage on your Travertine be sure to remove the stain straight away by blotting it up, do not rub it into the Travertine as it will only make it harder for the stain to be removed as the stone. IF the stain remains after light cleaning simply apply a poultice to draw the stain out overnight.
Do NOT clean your Travertine with cleaners that contain lemon, orange, ammonia or vinegar.
Travertine French pattern
Using four different sized travertine pavers creates a french pattern, The biggest advantage when using french pattern is its versatility in design, its ability to work within almost any space, and the character and beauty.
The travertine pavers come in four different sizes to make up the french pattern, all pavers are 12mm thick.
They are the 3 different sizes used in french pattern.
The key difference between travertine and other natural stones lies in the formation of the rock, the hardness of the stone and the appearance.
You can get different types of travertine pavers, which all come in ivory, classico, walnut and silver grey.
TUMBLED – The edges of the tiles have been tumbled giving a time worn, rustic appearance
POLISHED – Polished travertine is a smooth fully honed surface which is suitable for all indoor areas.
HONED – A honed stone has a smooth texture and finish that is achieved by grinding one side of the unfinished stone. The finish can range from a dull matte to a satin or high sheen.
Travertine Bullnoses tumbled edge IVORY 610X406X30mm: $22 per piece inc GST
Travertine IVORY classic bullnose edge 610x406x30mm: $28 per piece inc GST
Travertine Bullnoses tumbled edge SILVER GREY 610X406X30mm: $29 per piece inc GST
Travertine SILVERY GREY classic bullnose edge 610x406x30mm: $38 per piece inc GST
In and around your home you are only wanting to use the highest quailty proudct, Travertine Tiles are a great choice whether it be for your outdoor alfresco area to your bathrooms.
Travetine Tiles come in a varity a finishes to suit all areas.
Unfilled and tumbled Travertine tiles are perfect for around your pool as they have a smooth texture whilst also being non-slip.
Honed and Filled Travertine tiles are suitable for all indoor areas, including bathrooms and kitchen areas.
When selecting pool coping tiles its it important to choose the correct tile that can withstand the salt and chemicals that will be found in your swimming pools water.
7 Tips on how to protect and clean travertine
If choosing travertine Pavers for any area, it is important to know the correct way to clean and look after the product as travertine pavers are susceptible to stains especially unfilled and tumbled if they are not sealed correctly, due to the stone being less dense and sensitive to acidic liquids.
1).Test and seal the tone – Travertine that has been installed in any food or drink areas need to sealed especially on bench tops and floors, Sealing your Travertine will ensure your stone is stain resistant.
2). Clean up spills immediately – Travertine is a sensitive stone for sauces, carbonated beverages, red wine and any acidic drinks or food. When cleaning spills do not use bleach, vinegar, lemon or orange cleaning agents, ammonia or any brought products that have been purchased that contain acids, alkalis or other chemicals when cleaning travertine stone.
3). Use a dry dust mop weekly – Instead of vacuuming your travertine floor you will need to use a clean dry dust mop, Vacuuming will create chips and cracks in your flooring. Once a week you can use a wet mop with hot water with a travertine tile cleaner.
4). Protecting your stone – When possible you should use door mats and carpet runners to protect your stone from dirt and elements that will damage the travertine. Countertops and baths, use coasters for all drinks and decorative trays to protect the travertine from cosmetics and bath products like colognes, perfumes, oils, soaps and other toiletries. Prevention is the best remedy when it comes to maintaining travertine.
5). Poultices for stubborn stains — If the travertine gets stained and you can’t fix the problem through the normal cleaning procedures; a poultice may be the solution. Create a paste by combining a formulated stone cleaner with baking powder. Smooth this over the stain and cove with a clear plastic wrap. Let it stand for several days and the poultice will slowly draw the stain out. Remove the poultice with warm water and buff with a cotton cloth or chamois.
6). Stubborn Stains – If you have a serious stain that has penetrated the stone and remains there after you’ve resourced all cleaning processes. You can use Alkaline cleaner, which can be purchased from any stone and tile supply store, this should be a last resource when cleaning travertine stone.
7). Ask a professional – Travertine is a great choice of stone for areas of your home and its a hot item which is a popular selling point for real estate agents. before you purchase travertine you should always ask a professional your limits and efficiency of this type of stone. A professional will also have the answers to all your questions in regards to the proper care and how to avoid and damages to your stone.
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