Over the last decade, we have seen a huge increase in the popularity of travertine in homes. This is because travertine is an excellent natural stone for both indoor and outdoor flooring. Many new homeowners are moving into spaces with travertine, and many homeowners renovating their spaces are electing to use travertine. While this is a stone that can last several decades, it is important for homeowners to be aware of the specific sensitivities and vulnerabilities of this natural stone material, in order to avoid damaging their stone.
Travertine is a porous stone, meaning its surfaces are comprised of tiny holes that lead into deep pathways within the stone. This allows the stone to be lighter and breathable, however it also leaves the stone open to outside influences such as dirt, mud, grime, moisture, and more. At Modern Stone Care we work with homeowners to find solutions that make sense for their space. If you have a stone surface in an area with light traffic, you may not require as frequent of maintenance and upkeep as a space with heavier foot traffic. Same can be said about spaces with pets and children, versus those without. This is why we work with you to examine the condition of your travertine floors and come up with a plan to preserve its beauty and durability. We want to help you preserve your natural stone and protect your investment in them for years to come.
Outdoor Travertine Cleaning
Outdoor spaces with travertine flooring generally will minimally require annual cleaning maintenance in order to protect them best. Outdoor influences are more harsh than the ones you typically find indoors, making deep cleaning the flooring a priority. Not only will your outdoor travertine be exposed to acidic rain waters, it will also have very little if any protection from dirt and mud. These materials can easily become caked into the stone, sealing the porous surfaces, leading to damaged stone.
Indoor Travertine Cleaning
Indoor travertine flooring will most likely be sealed and polished. This means, over time the seal will begin to weaken, leaving your travertine stone floors open to outside influences. Your stone will need to be regularly cleaned, sealed, and in some cases polished, in order to maintain the beautiful appearance that made you fall in love with the stone in the first place.
Whenever you are looking for the top travertine floor cleaning experts in Houston, contact Modern Stone Care. Unlike other floor cleaning companies, we specialize in natural stone surfaces. We have made it our job to know everything there is about natural stone surfaces in order to help protect and preserve your natural stone flooring, counters, and more.
Leave a job this important to the professionals at Modern Stone Care. We proudly serve The Greater Houston Area, including but not limited to Atascocita, Bellaire,Clear Lake, Cypress, Friendswood, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kemah, League City, Kingwood, Memorial, Missouri City, Montgomery County, Spring, Spring Branch, Stafford, Sugar Land, Tomball and The Woodlands.