How to Clean Natural Stone
If taken care of properly, natural stone can increase property value and aesthetic appeal to any property for years on end. In order to maintain the pristine quality of your stone, follow these simple steps.
• Don´t use products containing lemon, vinegar, or other acids. It may dull or etch calcareous stones.
• Don´t use scour powders or creams; they may contain abrasives that may scratch certain stones.
• Don´t mix ammonia and bleach. This combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.
• Don´t use commercial rust removers or other cleaners that contain acid, such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub and tile cleaners. This acid attacks silicates and minerals, and can ruin your natural stone.
• Don´t use a worn out vacuum cleaner. The metal or plastic attachments may scratch your stone.
• Blot spills rather than wiping the area, It’ll prevent the spill from spreading.
• Flush the area with water and mild soap and rinse several times.
• Clean floors frequently with a dust mop.
• Clean floors with high pressure cleaner.
• Rinse the area with clean water after washing with soap.
What Makes It Different: Natural color variation and pitting are travertine’s unique characteristics. The pitting creates a rough appearance, and the natural color variation creates the rustic appeal for which travertine is known. Travertine is an excellent choice when you want your project to have a rustic or natural “outdoorsy” appearance. Natural color variations ensure that no two projects will ever look alike.
With lower quality travertine, many factories and installers will choose to fill these holes because of the quantity and size being too great. Others may choose to leave the top open.