Countertops

Travertine


TRAVERTINE is one of the most porous stones available. These countertops stain quite easily. Travertine is very predisposed to acid. Acid will etch the surface and stain it. Lemon juice will even mar the surface of the counter. You are not to leave any liquid standing on the countertops, even water, for a short period of time because it could sink in and stain. Travertine countertops require a lot of regular sealing applications to keep them from staining. You should be careful with putting Travertine in a bathroom because some soaps/skin creams are going to stain/etch it. Avoid setting beverage glasses directly on Travertine as they leave rings. Fruit juice, carbonated beverages or other acids will etch (remove shiny surface) if allowed to remain on Travertine. Wipe up acid spill immediately, and wipe surface with wet cloth. If surfaced is etched, polishing may be required. The best way to prevent stains is to treat the surface with a protective sealer. The sealer fills in the pores and repels spills on the surface, allowing you time to completely wipe it away. Sealing recommended to be done quarterly.