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Old 03-25-2012, 11:55 AM  
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We have lots of travertine in our house and we have been using dish washing soap and water to clean it twice a week. Is this bad to do too much?

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Hope you sealed the travertine when it was forst installed. You will need to renew the sealant at least every 6 months. Not cheap but it will prevent ugly stains and discolorations from "setting" into the porous stone.


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The travertine was installed about 6 yrs ago. I just had it professionally sealed about 3 months ago. Will washing it with dishwashing soap every week wear it down sooner?
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Dishwashing detergent might be one of the worst cleaner to use. Not because it'll wear the stone, but because it produces too many suds and will leave a dulling film. Find a cleaner that is intended for stone, it'll also have the right ph so no damage.

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Great advice Jaz. Most people do not realize travertine is a kind of marble stone. Unlike procelain or ceramic, it is porous and subject to damage from what gets spilled on it.
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You need to use a neutral cleaner, stonetech makes a product called klenzall, this will clean your stone, you will then want to seal the stone at least once a year for maximum protection


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