Cleaning Outdoor Travertine Patio Dallas

Before deciding that travertine stone is the best option for your outside patio deck, it’s important to understand what’s involved in the cleaning and maintenance of travertine. You wouldn’t purchase a car without learning about its safety features or gas mileage. If you want your travertine stone tile to last a lifetime, it’s important to learn the ins and outs of proper travertine stone care.

If you’ve decided to make the plunge and arrange for travertine pavers installation in your backyard, you no doubt want to get the most value for your money. Whether you’re designing a new patio or pool area with these travertine pavers, you’ll want to take steps to ensure they look great and are in good condition for years to come. Regular maintenance is key to a long lasting travertine outside patio deck for Dallas homeowners.

A honed-finish stone that has a satin-smooth surface with little light reflection is the proper choice for an outside travertine pool deck or patio. Travertine is a porous stone that is absorbent. Being outside travertine should be installed so puddles of water do not sit on it. If you have trees that shed you must address this issue or prolonged exposure will lead to permanent staining.  

Travertine pavers are durable enough to resist damage from the rain, snow, ice and wind. However, the outdoors can have a way of creeping up on your travertine pavers and negatively impacting their aesthetic in ways you might not expect.

 

Outside Travertine Maintenance

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Before – Cleaning & Sealing Travertine Pool Deck, Dallas, TX

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After – cleaning & sealing outside travertine pool deck

To protect the look and feel of your backyard patio or pool area, here are some simple maintenance and care tips to keep in mind.

Furnishings made of heavy plastic, wood or metal may crack or chip travertine pavers if they’re dropped on the stone, so move carefully and deliberately when arranging these outdoor pieces.

There’s nothing worse than seeing tall grass and weeds start to peek through the cracks between brand new travertine pavers, so watch out for any parts of your patio that are adjacent to your yard. Ideally, you should be using a weed-whacker or stone edger to keep your lawn separate from your travertine patio. Use a leaf blower on a regular basis to clear the outside travertine patio of any debris.  

While the elements aren’t likely to impact the structural integrity of your stones, it is possible that mold, mildew and grime will begin to form on the surface of your pool area or patio.

To minimize the scratches and wear patterns that can develop on natural stone, we recommend you sweep or dust surfaces regularly. 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.

Clean travertine installed outdoors at least once per year. Rinse the stone with water to remove excess dirt and debris. To clean travertine that is not regularly maintained, use a pressurized water hose to remove caked on dirt.

Travertine pavers are naturally durable and resistant to water, allowing them to remain impressive parts of your home decor for many years. However, outdoor travertine pavers need extra protection when used near pool areas, especially salt water pools. Additionally, external sealants are effective at protecting travertine from weathering over the years. During the cold winter months, this procedure can also shield the material from damage caused by ice repeatedly freezing and thawing.

Call Heaven Sent Floor Care at 214-763-8832 to help maintain or restore your outside travertine patio deck in Dallas, TX.