Cleaning Travertine March 09, 2015 14:16

The best cleaning method is dry mopping or vacuuming regularly. However, make sure the vacuum cleaner wheels are smooth. Otherwise the vacuum cleaner itself can damage the floor. Damp mop with warm water occasionally, but not too often. If desired, a stone floor cleaner specifically made for travertine floors may be used. However, it should be noted that excessive cleaning will eventually cause the original beauty of travertine floors to diminish. Use doormats or throw rugs to protect heavily traveled areas. Consult the manufacturer to make sure that the backing on these rugs are compatible with travertine. Otherwise, chemicals in the backing may cause discoloration. Source: