How to Care for Travertine
Travertine is a type of limestone and can be left in its natural state, with no polishing. Travertine is a sedimentary rock formed from calcareous remains of plants and animals or precipitated from solution. Travertine Pavers are highly durable and they have been in nature for thousands of years and retain their color over time. Below are tips on how to care for your Travertine patio.
1. Clean up spills immediately to minimize damage to your stone.
2 Natural stone is very porous. The best way to prevent stains is to treat the surface with a protective sealer. The sealer fills in the pores and repels spills on the surface, allowing you time to completely wipe it away.
3. Use mats or area rugs inside and outside an entrance to help minimize the sand and dirt that will scratch the stone floor.
4. Removal of oily stains is easily accomplished with professional oil and stain removers.
5. Travertine is considered sustainable in that through proper application and minimal care such as periodic cleaning and sealing, travertine will retain it’s appearance.