How to seal travertine tiles and pavers- Idiots guide
How & why seal travertine tiles & pavers
If you spend much time exploring Travertine to find the perfect pattern for your kitchen or bath project, you will most certainly care about this next step: sealing your Travertine tile to ensure that it looks as beautiful as it did when you first saw it!
Why Seal Travertine Tiles & Pavers?
From 13 Facts About Travertine Tile, you’ll remember that Travertine is a natural and porous stone. As such, it needs to be sealed to protect its natural beauty (not to mention your investment) so it doesn’t absorb liquids – think red wine – and become permanently stained. Sealing means that you don’t lose what originally attracted you to the stone. A sealer acts like a barrier between the stone and potential stains.
When Should a Sealer Be Applied to Travertine Tiles & Pavers? Sealing Travertine is very easy and should be done during installation and periodically thereafter – approximately every three to five years, depending on usage and traffic, as well as the products used to clean your surfaces after use. Harsh chemicals, for example, can prematurely wear away the sealer.