Asked by: Itsaso Polvorosa
home and garden landscaping

Can you power wash outdoor travertine?

Last Updated: 8th February, 2020

39
Travertine can be washed with fiber brushes, mild soap or detergent, and water. In extreme cases, Travertine can be cleaned with a light spray of a pressure washer, in which case the Travertine may need to be resealed. For wine spills or tough stains that need extra work, consider a Poultice Powder.

Click to see full answer.

Beside this, can you power wash travertine?

The pores inside and on the surface of travertine can be the perfect breeding ground for mold and unwanted bacteria to grow. Simply cold water pressure washing the surface of the paver can appear to remove the mold, however, this process is simply removing the leaf leaving the spore still intact.

Likewise, can you use bleach on outdoor travertine? Travertine tiles are the perfect fit for any outdoor deck or pool patio area. Not only is the surface of the tile great for wet areas because of the tumbled finish but they are extremely porous. We do not recommend using anything like bleach or any other harsh chemicals as it can deteriorate the tiles over time.

Subsequently, question is, how do you clean outdoor travertine pavers?

Travertine Pavers Care & Maintenance Additionally, we recommend cleaning your natural stone with warm water and a sponge, mop, or non-abrasive cloth. To remove soils that usual dusting and mopping leave behind, you can use gentle, neutral cleaning agents especially made for natural stone and tile care.

How do you clean unsealed travertine?

To wash your interior stone, use a neutral (PH 7) and clean water. Honed-finish stone can tolerate only a neutral PH 7 mild abrasive cleaner. It's ideal to use a soapless cleaner, as soap can often leave streaks and film behind, which may be noticeable on polish-finished travertine stone.

Related Question Answers

Rahmouna Scholdt

Professional

Can you use hydrogen peroxide on travertine?

Hydrogen Peroxide is safe for many uses but I personally would not recommend it as cleaning product for a travertine floor or any surface that is a natural stone. Hydrogen Peroxide has a pH level of 6.0 which makes it an acid.

Donghai Rook

Professional

What is the best cleaner for travertine tile?

To clean travertine, start by sweeping to remove debris. Then, using a stone-safe cleaner such as Granite Gold Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner®, damp mop the stone to keep it looking pristine.

Narcisa Aylott

Professional

Does travertine stain easily?

Travertine is sensitive to acidic substances (juice, wine, coffee) so it can etch (dull the polish or finish) rather easily just like marble and limestone. Travertine can stain as well, but not as easily as commonly thought and stains are controlled with sealing.

Gladys Stortenbecker

Explainer

Should outdoor travertine be sealed?

Travertine pavers do not need to be sealed in order to be effective. One reason you may not wish to seal your paver surface is that is can remove some of the traction, which is there to help prevent slips and falls when the travertine is wet.

Ellande Ossenberg

Explainer

Can you use vinegar on travertine?

Do not use vinegar or citrus to clean travertine floors.
You should avoid using acidic cleaning agents on travertine floors, as they can dull and damage the surface of the stone. Do not clean floors with products that contain vinegar, lemon, orange, or other citrus extracts.

Ania Bernacer

Explainer

How do you get rid of urine smell on travertine?

You should immediately blot up the pee with a white terry cloth, and then spray the surface with dish soap. Clean the soap off with clean water and then blot it several more times. You'll want to avoid rubbing because this could spread the urine around and cause more damage to the stone.

Climente Miodushevsky

Pundit

Can you use borax on travertine?

Cleaning a travertine shower of mildew will need an all-purpose alkaline-based cleaner, which is 1-part baking soda to 4 parts borax added to 8 parts of water. Put in a spray bottle and soak the shower walls and travertine tile flooring thoroughly. Allow the cleaner to sit on stains for up to 30 minutes.

Toney Freijido

Pundit

Can you steam clean travertine floors?

Saftey. Using a steam mop on polished travertine tile is perfectly safe, provided you use it properly and according to manufacturer instructions. When mopping, do not hold the mop pad on the same spot for longer than 10 seconds.

Whitley Lenoir

Pundit

Can you pressure wash travertine pavers?

Travertine can be washed with fiber brushes, mild soap or detergent, and water. In extreme cases, Travertine can be cleaned with a light spray of a pressure washer, in which case the Travertine may need to be resealed. For wine spills or tough stains that need extra work, consider a Poultice Powder.

Idalia Guillaud

Pundit

How do you remove black mold from Travertine?

Clean the mold first with a solution of ½ bleach and ½ water (it's safe in that formula). Scrub with a safe sponge like the one from Granite Gold, and let it sit for 15 minutes then rinse with water. Dry the walls and floor with a soft towel.

Jessia Lefeber

Pundit

Should you grout travertine pavers?

Answer: There is no reason to grout the travertine pavers. They are used primarily as pool pavers with no grout. After installation, it is suggested that polymeric sand is swept into the joints to prevent weeds from growing through. Sealing travertine and using polymeric sand should be sufficient.

Jainaba Polegre

Teacher

Is travertine more expensive than pavers?

Because natural stone is rarer and more expensive than concrete, travertine pavers will up your resale value.

Eridania Obrero

Teacher

How do you get stains out of travertine?

How to Get Stains Out of Travertine
  1. Clean the stained area with warm water and a mild dish soap.
  2. Apply a commercially-available cleaner especially designed for travertine.
  3. Pour hydrogen peroxide onto the stain and cover it with a piece of plastic wrap.
  4. Use 00-grit steel wool if the stain still remains.

Alenjandro Dzhumaev

Teacher

How can you tell if travertine is sealed?

Test the sealer by putting water droplets on the stone; if you notice no water being absorbed, the Travertine has been successfully sealed! Although a sealed floor can be walked on two hours after applying the sealer, you should typically plan on twenty-four hours to completely cure the surface.

Federic Newe

Teacher

How do you clean dirty travertine tiles?

Mopping: Dry 'mop' your travertine floors with a clean, dry dust mop to remove daily dirt, dust, and debris. Next, if needed, use a soft mop, with warm water to clean the travertine. If needed, you can also use a travertine specific floor cleaner.

Benardina Gall

Reviewer

How do you remove mold from travertine pavers?

How To Remove Mold From Travertine Pavers
  1. Step 1: Use your garden hose to wet the mold stains on your pavers.
  2. Step 2: Fill a bucket with a few litres of hot water and half a cup of ammonia.
  3. Step 3: Continue to scrub at the travertine pavers until all of the mold stains have been removed or they have been removed as much as possible.

Jovina Meruelo

Reviewer

Can you use acetone on travertine?

When travertine flooring is polished it is essentially non-absorbent. This won't harm the travertine and should remove the sealer. Pour a bit of acetone on a small area and agitate with a soft bristle brush. Let it sit for a few minutes while agitating, then wipe clean and dry completely with a clean cloth.

Eihar Garcia Mateos

Reviewer

How do you seal exterior travertine tile?

Allow the travertine pavers to dry for a day or more before sealing. To seal travertine pavers, use a water repellent siloxane-based sealer like Masonry Saver Heavy Duty or SuperSeal M. This will help the pavers to resistant moisture and UV rays and keep them from weathering.

Romayssae Thiaw

Reviewer

How do you seal travertine?

To seal travertine, start by selecting a penetrating sealer made specifically for natural stone. Next, use a soft cloth to saturate the entire surface evenly with the sealer and wipe up any excess that pools on the surface to prevent staining. Then, let the first coat dry completely before applying a second coat.