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Old 06-16-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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Cleaning travertine floors

Will using a steammop on a sealed Travertine floor harm the sealent?

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Old 06-18-2010, 08:54 AM   #2
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Cleaning travertine floors

Hi Millelacs,

Can't really answer your question except to say exercise caution. Natural stone should be cleaned using the appropriate cleaners as they are susceptible to staining. I once had a customer use vinegar to clean a marble floor and the result was not a good one. Be weary of what you read online for this type of product.

I would strongly suggest you visit a specialty floor covering/tile store and see what they have available and have this discussion with a local expert.

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:01 AM   #3
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Cleaning travertine floors

A steamer would work quite well as most people use to much water when mopping their stone floors. First remove the grit with a soft broom or vacuum, then use the steamer. Do not put any harsh cleaners in with it. If need be use a neutral pH stone cleaner.

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