The reason for the discussion has to do with the porosity of the travertine stone.
Travertine is very dense and polished travertine may not be as porous as honed travertine.
With that being said, what if a staining agent was to absorb into your travertine tile.
Now you would have a problem, and not just any problem, but possibly an expensive problem.
Our recommendation would be sealing travertine when it's first installed and depending what sealer you use, sealing regularly every year or every other year.
One thing about travertine you should be aware of. Travertine is a calcium based stone like marble and is susceptible to etching by any acidic liquid.
Sealing travertine will not protect it from etching, so caution should be used with any acidic liquid (orange juice).
How to Seal TravertineSealing travertine is not very complicated and if you take your time and clean it properly before you seal it, you shouldn't have any problems.
Try this sealer for all your stone surfaces, including travertine tile and slabs.
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Maintaining travertine can be easy, as long as you know what cleaners are best and how to use them.
When cleaning travertine we recommend using a neutral floor cleaner. Neutral meaning neautral pH or pH of 7 on the pH scale.
For daily cleaning, use a microfiber mop, with warm water and your neutral cleaner. Mop your floor and dry with dry mop.
When it comes to cleaning and sealing travertine or cleaning ceramic tile and grout, we strive to help educate our customers on the best protection they can have, helping them save time and money in costly restoration costs down the road.
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