What is Travertine?
Travertine is a natural stone, such as marble or granite formed in hot springs and limestone caves. Due to their development in these environments, there is some carbon dioxide evasion, which causes small holes in the surface of the stone. There are a number of different types and colors of travertine, but most are along the neutral shades, such as creams and browns.
The development of the stone in this way makes it much more durable, hard wearing, and perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.
Why is it so hard to maintain?
Travertine is a beautiful addition to any room of the house, but it is difficult to maintain for a number of reasons.
For starters, it is very easily scratched and this can affect the look of the tile and be difficult to fix by yourself. As well as this, the porous nature of the tile makes it very difficult to clean the tile properly, and although there are products that can help make the job easier, it is difficult to get the job done properly without the help of Arizona Stone Care.
If your tiles are going to be subjected to regular splashes and running water, then sealing them is an absolute must, and this should be done by a professional company who know what type of tile they are working with, and which sealant will provide you with the longest and most effective seal.
Protecting and maintaining your stone tile is difficult, and does require the help of a stone flooring professional if you really want to get the job done right. They can also help to advise you on how to maintain your natural stone tiles at home so that you will only need a small number of professional maintenance visits every year.
Arizona Stone Care is a company that is specialized in the cleaning and maintenance of all things having to do with natural stone flooring, counters, and walls. Whether you need your shower cleaned or a full-blown shower restoration, we are the company that can help.
Our team is specially trained to help advise you on the maintenance that your natural stone tiles need, and how you can maintain them at home regularly to reduce the number of specialist visits that you require.
Travertine tiles are a beautiful addition to any room, and with proper care, they can last for a very long time. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you with your tiles, please get in touch.