Corvina Travertine Tile Care Tips
Travertine tile is a popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and floors. Travertine is formed by the precipitation from calcium carbonate near geothermal heated hot springs and limestone caves. Travertine is porous and comes in a wide range of colors from whites to reds and golds and browns. Europe is the biggest producer of travertine in the world. Corvina travertine is generally found in the Mediterranean region.
While travertine tiles are loved for their beauty, it is important that you are properly caring for this natural stone. Corvina travertine does require some special care and maintenance. Rock Doctor has some advice.
How to Clean Corvina Travertine Tiles
To keep your Corvina travertine tiles clean, you will want to use a cleaner that is safe for natural stone. Rock Doctor’s Granite Cleaner is perfect for cleaning all types of natural stone, including travertine. Before you apply the cleaner, you should wipe up any dust, dirt, and debris. Then, you should use the cleaner and either a sponge or soft cloth to clean the surface of the tile. Dry the tile with a soft cotton cloth.
We recommend that you clean your Corvina travertine tiles every day to prevent any accidentals stains or other damage.
Protecting Corvina Travertine Tiles
Sealing Corvina travertine is the best way to keep it protected from damage. A stone sealer will prevent moisture from penetrating the porous surface of the stone and causing damage from the inside out. The sealer can prevent stains and other damage. Fortunately, it is super easy to seal travertine tiles.
In most cases, all you will need to do to properly seal your Corvina travertine tiles is find a natural stone sealer and wipe it on and off your tiles. You can seal tiles no matter where they are located in your home.
Another way to protect Corvina travertine is to polish the stone. However, it is not a good idea to polish flooring as you can make the surface slippery and unsafe. Polishing travertine will not only make the stone shiny, but it will also further protect the stone from damage.
Etching is a common problem with travertine tile that can’t be prevented with a sealer. Instead, you will need to use caution when coming into contact with the tile. That means that you will want to make sure you wipe up spills that could lead to etching and gently wipe away dust and debris. If your travertine is flooring, you will want to make sure you are carefully sweeping and mopping frequently to avoid etching.
Be sure that you use coasters under beverages and don’t leave toiletries and other potentially damaging products sitting directly on top of the travertine.
Caring for travertine doesn’t have to be a complicated process. In fact, it is really easy when you know what you need to do to make sure that your stone is clean and protected. No matter where your Corvina travertine is located, you can easily keep the stone clean and safe from damage with our tips.
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