A natural stone, travertine is sourced from quarries and will give any room in your home a casually elegant look. Travertine, a type of limestone that is found in mineral spring deposits, is an ideal flooring option in that it is both beautiful and durable.

Travertine tiles come in a wide array of patterns and earth-toned colors, such as various shades of brown, grey and beige. The tiles' rustic hues will bring a bit of nature indoors, while their smooth, polished surfaces will give a room a touch of sophistication. 

Since they are so versatile, travertine tiles will look right at home in most areas of your house, from the kitchen to a master bedroom. You can choose tiles featuring either lighter, off-white or darker rust brown tones depending on a room style.

Here are some tips for keeping your traverline tiles looking and performing their best for years to come:

1. Basic Cleaning and Maintenance

Even though travertine stone tiles are so easy to care for, it's still important to keep them clean and free of debris. If you live in a busy household with a lot of foot traffic, sweep the tiles on a daily basis using a broom and dust pan. to remove stone or other hard objects that could scratch the stone. You can also vacuum the tiles on the appliance's lowest setting if you prefer.

At least once a week, wash the tiles using a soft mop or sponge dipped into a warm water and gentle dishwashing liquid solution. Wring the mop or sponge out so that the tiles don't get saturated with water, which can cause the natural stone to stain or discolor. You can either allow the flooring to air-dry or wipe it down with a clean, absorbent cloth.

Avoid using abrasive chemical or acid-based cleaners on the travertine tiles.

2. Clean the Grout Lines

Another important step in keeping the stone looking like new is cleaning the grout lines in between the tiles. Every few months or as part of your spring and fall cleaning routines, make a paste using warm water and baking soda, and work it into the grout using a soft brush. 

The solution will gently clean and lift stains from the grout, and you can simply wipe it up with a damp cloth.

3. Seal the Tiles

Since travertine is a natural stone, it contains tiny pores that can trap dirt and debris over time, making your flooring look dull. Make sure to seal the tiles during the installation process and re-apply it annually or as needed.