Many of my customers have stone floors and want to know how to look after them. Travertine flooring is a popular choice with homeowners at the moment. Hard wearing and easy to clean, a stone floor lends a more authentic and robust solution in both design and practicality.
Where does Travertine come from?
Travertine has long been a sought-after material for flooring and has been used in architecture for centuries. Most often found in Italy, Travertine is a natural sedimentary rock that is also found in Turkey, Mexico, Peru and Iran. The original natural formations, found so often in our kitchen and bathroom floors, is sourced in and around Tivoli, near Rome. It’s a form of limestone that forms around mineral spring deposits.
Originally, Travertine was used in the building of ancient temples, monuments and courtyards. A prime example being the Colosseum in Rome. This beautiful stone comes in a range of warm and earthy tones and it’s not surprising that today’s homes have adopted such a stylish material. Travertine tiles come in several different finishes, including polished, matte, brushed or tumbled textures.
Is Travertine flooring eco-friendly?
- As Travertine tiles don’t emit any VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) like the paints, lacquers, woods and preservatives in other building materials, you can be assured that they are considered environmentally friendly.
- Stone flooring is a non-manufactured material and can be recycled at the end of its lifespan.
- This type of floor is easy to keep clean and attracts less allergens than carpets.
Is your Travertine floor looking dirty?
Caring for your Travertine floor isn’t difficult but it does require regular maintenance. The stone, like all forms of limestone, is porous. This means that it can absorb moisture, soil and dirt that can cause discolouration. If you leave the surface untreated, Travertine flooring can appear dirty. Ingrained dirt can lodge in the stone’s pores and, as the dirt builds up, it can also become quite slippery.
However, despite being porous, a Travertine floor not only looks good but it’s very durable and a great way to add value to your home. Although traditional stone floors can be very cold, particularly in winter, Travertine flooring is good at retaining heat. It’s a great choice to use if you’re considering combining with underfloor heating.
How to care for your Travertine floor?
I use the latest techniques and solutions to thoroughly clean and seal your Travertine and stone floors with minimal disruption to you. The stone floor cleaning solutions and sealants that I use are odourless, so there aren’t any lingering smells.
Take a look at this example (below) of a Travertine kitchen floor I treated recently. It’s now been sealed to provide years of protection and the seal will also make it much easier for everyday cleaning. In addition, I gave my customer a maintenance guide and some of my own exclusive cleaning product to help with the upkeep of this lovely floor.
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The Rutland Cleaning Company is fully accredited by Nu-Life Stonecare for:
– Natural Stone Floor Cleaning
– Natural Stone Restoration
– Natural Stone Floor Polishing and
– Ceramic, tile and grout cleaning, using their market leading products.
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