Travertine tiles are used for a variety of outdoor areas. Pools and patios and more are commonly crafted using travertine. Travertine sealing is an important part of keeping the material protected and usable in the long term, but just like other forms of sealing it can be a big (and complicated job) that is best left to the professionals. There are many things to expect when hiring a company providing travertine sealing services, however.
First, travertine is different from traditional paver sealing. It should not be left for a long time before sealing, as pavers can be left, but instead should be sealed quickly after it is installed. Travertine is a natural stone and can be stained by materials that soak into the stone. To protect it from the start, it needs to be sealed with follow up treatment every five years (roughly) as well.
Travertine sealing does not take as long as traditional sealing with pavers. Usually it only takes a couple of hours at its longest, but it is very specific. If the treatment isn’t working quickly, it needs to be removed and reapplied. This is part of the hassle involved that property owners don’t often understand. In addition, workers sealing travertine often need a stable environment that won’t be bothered so that the travertine can properly soak up the product.
Sealants protecting travertine are not indestructible, and so the proper cleaning products need to be used on them. Gentle cleaning products are best for these outdoor areas. If chemicals that are too harsh are used, the seal will have to be replaced earlier than five-year intervals. This is yet another reason why travertine sealing is tedious; it is a fragile solution.
Travertine sealing is complicated, tedious, and technical and is best left to those who know how to do it best. Professionally trained individuals working with companies providing travertine sealing services is the best solution for outdoor areas. The spaces around homes are so expensive, and yet people often do not properly care for them. To keep them looking the way they should, companies providing sealant services should be called in whenever possible.
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