Travertine is a banded sedimentary rock whose formation is similar to that of limestone. Hot springs and rivers evaporate to expose travertine deposits, which is why the stone bares percolations or pitted holes.
This heat and pressure-resistant stone have been a popular building material since the Middle Ages. The Romans used it to construct bath complexes, monuments, and amphitheaters. Being easy-to-cut and durable, this stone finds multiple uses, especially in constructing patios, garden paths, pool areas, stair treads, flooring, and fireplace mantels.
Travertine tiles are available in numerous finishes. If you are looking to have travertine surfaces in your property, contact My Clean Grout for complete marble, polishing and cleaning services.
Since ancient times travertine has been prized for its beauty and elegance. Used in both art and construction, it is frequently associated with affluence and refined tastes. Keeping your travertine in pristine condition, however, requires special care. Cleaning travertine properly will preserve its shine and brilliance for as long as you own it.
Polished travertine is finished to a high sheen that shows off the beauty and grain of the stone. However, the finish can be slick and slippery, especially when wet. One strategy is to make liberal use of area rugs to protect from slipping. A Travertine Maintenance Program is suggested to keep polished travertine looking consistently at there best.
A honed finish has mild reflectivity with a very clean velvety appearance. The stones smooth surface will have a little reflection of light. A honed finish is flatter and will almost always appear lighter in color. When a polished stone is honed, the depth, hues, and veins that were once very prevalent may be reduced. The degree of honing depends on the stone but may vary from light to heavy.
Like all natural stones, travertine is porous. This means it can absorb liquids, most of which will stain and damage your travertine. To protect your investment, a sealer should be applied when your travertine is installed. Your marble sealer, however, can be worn away by common household substances including cleaning products. So when cleaning marble be sure you always use a pH neutral stone cleaner. We recommend Green Clean, a My Clean Grout product. Call 780-417-9080 to find a location near you to purchase a bottle of Green Clean.
Avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals, including bleach wipes, vinegar, and cleaners with lemon or orange in them. In fact, most cleaning products you find in your grocery store will damage your marble and marble sealer.
The first step in properly cleaning travertine surfaces is to dab – (do not wipe!!) any spills as soon as they occur. Wine, certain cosmetics, and most food condiments are acidic; they will wear away your marble sealer and etch your marble (etching is permanent damage that will have to be polished away by a professional).
Next, clean away crumbs, dust and other bits of dirt using something soft, like a microfiber cloth.
Finally, clean your travertine with a specially formulated, pH neutral stone cleaner such as Green Clean Used on a daily basis, this product will keep your marble clean, and help keep the polish longer. Do not use vinegar or other products with an acidic nature.
For particularly tough soap scum or mineral build-up, treat your shower with Green Clean in a spray bottle.
Grit and dirt tracked in from outdoors can scratch the surface of your Travertine floors. You can keep them looking beautiful simply by dust-mopping with a microfiber cloth on a daily basis. When a more thorough cleaning is necessary, spray your marble floors with Green Clean and wipe clean for a streak-free shine.
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This is a thank you letter to the owner of My Clean Grout. Because of the age of my house and the worn out looking kitchen and bathroom floors I thought perhaps they should be replaced. Fortunately, I called Enviro Clean and after the one day, I feel like I have a new house. Their tile and grout cleaning has made the start of this new year so much easier. I am happy, their cleaning and color sealing process was a straight forward and my goodnes...
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Our kitchen had been renovated by the previous owners who'd never sealed the grout. The tile floor was so dirty and beyond anything I seemed to be able to clean. Sue came to take a look and gave me an estimate; we chose the grout color sealant and we made a date. I was THRILLED when I saw all the residue from dirt buildup including sweaty sock feet yuck just lifting away from the tile and the grout. Sealing the grout went just as smoothly and the...
Kitchen powder room and back entrance grout cleaning. The grout had not been cleaned in 14 years The result is excellent and the process was very user friendly. The company is knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with.
December 2019 Grout cleaning/colouring/sealing Our grout hadn’t been properly cleaned in the 12 years we’ve lived in our house. It was so stained, and now it looks brand new! Or better! It’s like magic! Sue and Zoe worked very efficiently and I’m so impressed. I can’t stop looking at my floor. I love it! Thank you so much, Sue!
Tile grout cleaning and color sealing. I was blown away by the 'like new' end result. We did a major renovation and moved back in 2 years ago. Since that day I regretted the color choice I made for my en suite bathroom tile. I went against the tile setter and interior design recommendations because I thought I knew better and have been living with the disappointment since. I didn't realize how much of a role the color of those tiny grout lines co...
Kitchen Tile restoration Our tiles in the kitchen were approximately 15 years old and showing it. Sue and Zoie came in on 4 Oct. to do the task, they were on time and very professional. We would like to thank them for the fantastic job they did, restoring the look of our kitchen tiles and colouring the grout in the master bathroom. Sue gave us tips on how to keep the kitchen floor looking great and clean. We highly recommend them!!! John and Judy...
Deep cleaning of tile and grout; colour sealing of grout Our tile had ground-in dirt and the grout was stained a dark unattractive colour from 20 years of use. No matter how hard I cleaned, the floor never looked good. It was very depressing. Enviro Clean has changed my life! They did an outstanding job! The tiles are now extremely clean and the grout is back to its original colour. This took only three and a half hours. The team was extremely pr...
Kitchen grout I didn’t think it possible but these hard working people worked magic on our grout. Back to brand new in a couple of hours. Wow!!!
Grout sealing I heard about this company from a girlfriend that sells flooring. This company is fantastic; great result (not entirely visible in photos), considerate, expert advice on what areas needed the treatment. —they were incredibly easy to deal with and we would recommend this company without hesitation. They understand service, they are experts in what they are doing, and were easy to deal with. I am grateful for the recommendation and fo...
Tile/grout cleaning and repair The job done was impeccable! And very quick and efficient. The difference is like night and day!
Kitchen tile grout cleaning and re-color and seal I wish I could remember the two ladies names who came and did the work, but they did a fantastic job. They cleaned and sealed and re-colored the grout. They were very pleasant and gave tips on maintaining the grout. I was very satisfied with how quickly they worked and the end result was great.
Kitchen, dining and bathroom floor cleaning and grout repair; bathroom wall tile cleaning and grout colour. Tile work was about 25-30 years old; grout cracked in a few places and floor tiles had places that never quite came clean with regular floor wash. The ladies did a great job of making floors look clean and the grout colour really helps to make the space look new again.
Deep clean stone floor and grout. Grout sealer Ladies did a fantastic job! Our beautiful stone floors look brand new. Those grout lines went from filthy to fab!!
Tile and Grout Cleaning What a difference today in my tiles throughout the house - front hall, laundry room, kitchen and 3 bathrooms! From dull to fabulous in hours! We received an estimate of costs so we knew what the service would entail. The staff were very professional and efficient in their work. I would highly recommend Enviro Clean for anyone wishing to refresh their tired tile floors to bring them back to looking like new.
Complete tile/grout clean and reseal (approx 1300 sq ft) Sue and Zoe came in and redid all of our tile - by hand !! They were done in 2 days and the tile looks brand new - not the 10 years old it is. Sue also explained how to maintain it as well. Very professional and quick.
Clean and reseal tiles and grout in condo I am very impressed with the results, the tiles are 14yrs old and now they look new again! Thanks Sue!
Tile Grout Cleaning and Sealing The tile flooring at both entrances, the kitchen and en suite has light coloured grout. Over the years the grout has become stained, primarily in the high traffic areas, and extremely difficult to clean. Even with a thorough cleaning a constant and continuous colour could no longer be achieved. Sue and her colleague from Enviro Clean completed the cleaning and sealing and the results were very impressive! With prop...
Tile cleaning Fast and efficient. Clean and careful. Polite and personable. Great results, what more could you want?
Clean Tile Grout Sue Had Lots Of Energy And Enthusiasm When She Arrived. The Grout Color ThroughOut Our House Looks Great. The Granite Counter Tops Are More Shiny Now, And Knowing Their Sealed Is A Good Feeling.
Clean and rejuvenate Marble floor We had a sizable area of Marble flooring that after considerable consultation we had concluded the only solution was replacement. On the internet i found a process from italy that i thought was worth a try we then realized a Sherwood Park company was using this process. Enviro Clean Grout & Stone Care Sue made a quick trip to Lloydminster, to look at the job and felt confident she could return it to new and Belie...
Grout cleaning The grout looks so much better! Almost like brand new. Was done quickly and professionally.
Home Renovation Our flooring installer (ProSource Edmonton) installed the wrong grout color: completely their error. The project did not turn out as we had planned, and I was very upset and angry. I was also the biggest skeptic when they recommended Susan at Enviro-Clean to "paint" the grout to change its color. Susan was very patient and helpful. She made sure our color choice was the right one, and proceeded to correct the grout color. The work...
Clean and seal grout on approximately 800 square Feet of ceramic tile and replace one that was cracked. They came when they said they would and did a thorough and complete job of cleaning and color grouting our tile flours as well as replacing a cracked tile. It is a hard to get someone to replace one tile at a fair price and was willing and able to do this for us. She did such a good job can't tell which tile was replaced now.
Kitchen, main bath, second floor besuited bathroom and second floor bathroom. Enviro Clean did a great job. Showed up on time and took care of our grout issues on our main floor and in our bathrooms. The floors look like new! We even had them refresh our granite countertops while.
Night and day difference our floors look brand new!!! So happy :) They did my hallway, all 6 bathrooms and a huge walk in shower. We have white grout so it was all stained and yellow/brown. Now its like new. I would recommend Enviro Clean to everyone.
Ceramic tile grout cleaning These gals were fast and efficient. They made flooring look new again. They seemed like a happy bunch Lots of chitty chat and laughter
Grout clean and seal Expertly done, clean fast and no dust no smell. Sue is very personable and helpful with little tips. I am very happy with the work.
Bathroom floor tile and shower stall We contacted Sue to provide a quote and hired her company to deep clean tile/grout and then colour seal our bathroom floor and shower stall. We could not be more pleased with the results. Our floors look brand new as does the shower stall. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Sue and Enviro Clean.
Tile and grout restoration Second time customer. This time the tile magic was worked on an apartment after renters had moved out leaving the tile and grout dirty and damaged. It now looks like a new floor - just wish I’d taken before and after photos!
Limestone floor cleaning, honing and seal. I am a repeat customer so I think that says a lot about my trust in the Enviroclean service. My floors look amazing and are so soft to the touch. When the light shines into our home it has a beautiful sheen. Its nice to have new floor again that look like the day we bought this home! Highly recommend!
For grout repair..”the only game I town” I contacted Sue, the owner, for information regarding my marble tile floor. She asked me a few questions and then suggested she come, at my convenience, and have a look at my floor. Well, once I met her and listened to her explain what was needed to bring my floor back to it’s original state, she had the job. Her workmanship, knowledge and reliability are second to none and I am completely satisfied with t...
Floor Tile Cleaning Very pleased with how it turned out. Our grout lines had gone black... and now they are like it was when we bought the house 20 years ago.
Grout and tile cleaning and natural stone restoration We had two projects: one was cleaning tile grout on our kitchen, laundry room and front entry floors. The floors are not that old, but definitely looked dirty. I hate dirty! The result is incredible - the floors look new! The second project was cleaning and resealing the marble floor in our ensuite shower; the tile was etched from incorrect use of cleaning product by a new housecleaner. Again,...