When it comes to sealing travertine, a natural stone, an extremely important step in the process is to help maintain the beauty and integrity of the stone. Sealing not only prevents staining and discoloration, it can also help protect the stone from scratches and scuffs.
Despite the common and traditional reference to “travertine marble”, travertine is really a type of limestone. It is actually the terrestrial (land) formed version of limestone, as opposed to the marine-based formations of many other limestone varieties.
Fortunately, even as a limestone sealing travertine is not a difficult process. The first step is to make sure the stones are cleaned and free of any dirt or debris. Once the stones are clean, you’ll need to select a sealer that is specifically designed for natural stone. Using the wrong type of sealer can cause more harm than good, so be sure to read the label closely when selecting a sealer.
Once you’ve chosen a sealer, you’re ready to apply it. Dab a small amount on a piece of clean cloth and rub it into the surfaces of the stone. You’ll want to work your way up the stone, making sure to seal all of the crevices and indentations. Then, you can use a sponge or a brush to spread the sealer evenly over the surface.
Allow the sealer adequate time to absorb and cure before you use any furniture or rugs on the surface. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to overnight, so be sure to read the directions on your sealer carefully.
Keeping travertine sealed is something that should be done periodically to help protect the stones and keep them looking beautiful for years to come. Follow the steps above for sealing natural stone travertine and you’ll be sure to appreciate the results.
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- Brick paver cleaning and sealing
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- Sealing pavers around pools
- A wet look or natural look sealers
- Joint stabilization sealants
Total Shield’s sealing process includes pressure cleaning and removal of weeds or algae, re-sanding joints, and application of sealer. Sealing services by Total Shield are backed by a 2-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
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