How to Clean a Travertine Sink

What You'll Need
Soft Cloth
Non-Acidic Cleaner
Non-Abrasive Scrubber

A travertine sink can be a very stylish visual addition to any bathroom. However, travertine is a bit more difficult to maintain than other materials. The following instructions should keep your travertine sink in the best condition possible.

Step 1 - Routine Maintenance

You can keep your travertine sink free from small, gradually accumulated dirt and grime by regularly wiping it with a soft, slightly damp cloth. However, if you are trying to make an extremely dirty sink clean again, this may be a waste of time. Once your sink is clean again, however, you can save yourself a lot of work by doing this regularly.

Step 2 - Cleaning the Sink

Use a cleaner that is designed specifically for travertine. Acidic cleaners will damage travertine, and as a result you should not use them. Use your cleaner of choice with a soft sponge or brush. Be sure not to scrub too hard, as you may still scratch the travertine. Once you are done, rinse away the cleaner.

Step 3 - Preventing Damage

If you spill something harmful to the material in your sink, you can minimize or even prevent the damage from occurring by wiping it up immediately. By doing this, you can avoid problems such as acid etching.