Cleaning Travertine Floor Grout: 4 Steps

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What You'll Need
Vacuum cleaner
Microfiber mop
Travertine cleaner

A travertine floor will add value to any room. These tiles, while beautiful in their natural stone appearance, can be a little tricky to clean, especially in the grout. If done incorrectly, the mistakes can be very costly. Here are a few tips to help you clean your travertine floor grout easily.

Step 1—Clean Floor

Before adding any type of cleaning agent, you should get rid of any loose dirt, sand, or dust. These particles can scratch the surface of the tile or leave small holes in the grout where stains can enter.

Step 2—Scrub Grout

close up of travertine tile

Using a microfiber type mop or hand brush, scrub the grout. Use a solution of warm water and a neutral cleaner. Stay away from bleaches as well as cleaners with a high acidic or pH level. This will not only ruin the grout but also ruin the travertine floor. An excess of cleaning solution on the floor will also streak the surface of the tiles.

Step 3—Rinse Grout

After brushing the grout make sure you take the time to thoroughly rinse the travertine floor. Any leftover residue will leave streaks and discoloration on the grout itself.

Step 4—Dry Mop

Once the travertine floor grout has been scrubbed and rinsed, go over the area with a dry mop. This will get rid of any leftover residue and keep dust from settling on it.