To clean Travertine tile, apply a conservative amount of a neutral soap or stone cleaner to the tile with a soft cloth or mop, and then promptly remove it. If you do not promptly remove the cleaner, it may leave streaks on your tiles.
- Pick a cleaner and an applicator
Travertine is a stone, but it is less dense than other common stones used as tiles. That said, using a harsh or acidic cleaner can be very harmful to your stones. A stone cleaner or a neutral soap is your best choice. As for your applicator, a soft cloth, mop or sponge all work.
- Scrub the tiles
As long as you are using a safe cleaner and soft scrub, you will not damage the Travertine tiles. Scrub in a circular motion. Do this as much as you need to remove any stains or blemishes.
- Remove excess cleaner
As soon as you have finished scrubbing, promptly remove any excess cleaner with a clean cloth or sponge. If you neglect this step, the tiles are likely to dry with streaks.
- Perform regular maintenance
In order to keep your tiles consistently clean, make sure to clean up spills immediately. This helps in preventing serious stains.