Clean travertine tile floors by sweeping up dirt and other debris before using a non-abrasive, neutral cleaner to mop the floor. After mopping, dry the tile with a soft cloth. Gather a broom, a mop, a bucket, cleaner and warm water before beginning this process.
- Sweep up dirt and debris
Using a dust mop, remove any dirt or debris from the travertine tile floor. Cleaning the travertine tiles without removing debris can scratch the surface of the tiles.
- Mix the cleaner with warm water
Pour a neutral, non-abrasive cleaner into a bucket of warm water. Use only a small amount of cleaner, as using too much can leave a film on the floor. Do not use a cleaner that is acidic or alkaline, since these types of cleaners can permanently damage travertine.
- Mop the floor
Wet the mop with the water and cleaning solution. Wring out the mop until it is just slightly damp, and mop the floor.
- Dry the floor
Use a clean cotton or microfiber cloth to dry the floor. Make sure the floor is completely dry to the touch.
- Apply a sealer
Apply a sealer to the floor to maintain the shine and to keep the floor clean.