One of THE most asked questions I get is, “What should I clean my travertine tile floors with after you are done?” There are several travertine tile cleaning solutions out there but the one we usually recommend using is Stone Tech’s, Stone & Tile Cleaner Stone Tech Stone & Tile Cleaner This non-abrasive, pH balanced cleaner is formulated so it won’t damage sealer or stone like other cleaners. Designed to be safe enough for use on natural stone, ceramic and porcelain tile floors.
Another travertine tile cleaning solution we recommend is Stone Tech’s Revitilizer Cleaner Protector. This cleaner, “Cleans common messes while reinforcing protection. It’s built-in sealer makes surfaces easier to clean. Great for stone countertops, floors, and showers. Recommended surfaces: Natural stone such as travertine, marble, granite, slate and sandstone.” Here is a link to the product on Amazon’s Stone Tech Revitilizer . We recommend diluting it more than the recommended guidelines!
Believe it or not, most damage occurs from just walking around on your floor when it is dirty. We recommend using a dry, non-treated, dust mop everyday to remove dirt, sand, small rocks and dust. These particulates collect on the bottom of your shoes and slowly grind down the surface of the floor as you walk. This is a very common problem in North Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek where many neighborhoods are on dirt roads. Mats or area rugs inside and outside an entrance will help to minimize the potential damage from these particles. In addition, be careful when using a vacuum cleaner as the metal or plastic attachments or wheels may scratch the surface. Damp mop the stone floor with a diluted solution of a neutral cleaner designed for stone.
While we like the line of products produced by Stone Tech, any neutral, PH BALANCED cleaner will do.
Note** If the cleaner is too alkaline it will dull your floor. If it has any acid in it, it will dull your floor and ruin the finish.