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Why does my travertine tile smell bad?

by kathline collins
(gainesville, ga)

Is it the dog in the house? it looks clean, but when I come into the room it smells funky.


Does the tile absorb odors? What can i do?

Thanks so much!

kathline





Hi Kathline,

If it smells like urine, then I would assume your travertine tile and grout has absorbed the urine.

Remember all natural stone is porous and the grout is even more porous.

You can try using a mixture of baking soda and water and letting it sit for a few hours before cleaning it up.

You can also try a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and see if that'll work for you.

I hope these recipes work for you.

Thank you.

Pedro

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