Is it bad to clean travertine too much?

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  1. Mar 25, 2012 #1

    bellbound

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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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  2. Mar 31, 2012 #2

    CallMeVilla

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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.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 #3

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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?
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 #4

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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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  5. Apr 4, 2012 #5

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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.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2012 #6

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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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