How to care for travertine floors

Travertine is one of the most well-known ground surface materials in the United States. We receive calls every day from clients that have issues with scratches, engravings, openings, and different issues. Our strength is restoring your stone to its unique “like new” condition. But what happens when we leave is similarly as significant. If you don’t have the information necessary to take full advantage of our services, then we have not offered enough value. These guidelines are intended to improve the lifespan of your floors and increase the time between professional services, we need you to return to us, however not very soon.

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When caring for your travertine floors it is important to remember a few simple rules:

Travertine dislikes water especially polished travertine. Water conveys dust and other particles into the stone and dries leading to dark soiling to accumulate in the small holes and grout. When this happens, professional cleaning is needed to restore your floor.

Dry dust mops, vacuums, and brooms will save you thousands of dollars over the life of your floor. When mopping is necessary, make sure the surface is thoroughly dried with a towel before the solution dries on the surface. When mop water is allowed to dry on the surface, dirt and soiling is pulled, by gravity into the tiny holes and grout and builds up over time causing the need for expensive services.

Use felt pads under all furniture to prevent scratching and protect the floor from wheeled chairs to prevent compacting holes.

Tools to have on hand:

Neutral Stone Cleaner

Vacuum with soft bristle wand

Several Large Towels

Microfiber Dust Mop and more.

Evaluate Surfaces to begin maintenance:

Check all grout zones especially in areas around doorways and in walkways. The baseboards should be caulked to prevent water from flowing under them and causing damage over time. Patch any missing grout prior to starting your maintenance.

Look closely at the surface for water absorption. If the surface absorbs water, ensure it’s sealed before maintenance. Allow sealed areas to stay dry cure for a minimum of 2 days.

Check the surface for cracks and loose tiles. Cracks are usually a subsurface cause. If your floor is set over a slab, cracks can be transferred from a crack in the slab. Many customers prefer to fill these cracks as opposed to repairing the main problem.

Daily, Weekly, Biweekly Maintenance:

Dust Mop the surface everyday to remove residues from dust as well as pet hair and dander. If you have no pets, your Dust Mopping can be less frequent.

Textured Surfaces must be vacuumed regularly to remove debris from the grout lines and lower parts of the stone that a dust mop may not reach. There are a few automatic vacuums on the market that have many customers have had good success with.

Biyearly or Every Six Months:

Check your floor for holes and scratches and address the causes if necessary. Fix felt pads and prevent wheeled chairs from damaging the surface.

Check your sealer periodically to insure you have adequate protection. Many travertine are very dense but some can be absorbent so keep an eye on this.

When major spills, scratches, and other damage occurs; don’t hesitate to call a professional. Professional stone restoration experts can help you get the most out of your investment long term by keeping your floors looking like new.

If you are in need of floor restoration services in HOUSTON TEXAS, Contact Texas Floor restoration services.