Why Should You Seal Your Travertine Pavers?

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7 Benefits of Using a Travertine Sealant

“Sealing your travertine tile is important to ensure that it looks as beautiful as it did when you first saw it!”

Travertine flooring is a truly traditional way to refresh any property. It is particularly well-known for its durability and design. It looks well with tile roof houses and offers a more natural feel. Although travertine flooring has numerous benefits, it might be more difficult to maintain than other types of flooring. If you’re going to spend money on this appearance, you’ll want it to last. Unfortunately, travertine flooring may fade, mildew, and lose color depth if not maintained properly.

The common mistake most people do is that they spend a lot of money and time in the installation of the travertine floor, and then they go down to their local store and purchase a bucket of sealer and throw it down on their new travertine.

What people see when they first see your newly installed travertine, is not the hours of hard work in installing every piece of stone and getting it just right… What people first see is the final product of it. This is why, sealing your travertine is the most important part of the job!

In this article, we will discuss how and when to seal Travertine and the advantages that come with sealed Travertine.

What exactly is Travertine?

Travertine is a kind of limestone formed by mineral springs, particularly hot springs. Travertine has a fibrous or concentric look and comes in white, tan, cream, and even rusty colours. It is formed by the rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, which occurs often at the mouth of a hot spring or in a limestone cave. Stalactites, stalagmites, and other speleothems may develop in the latter. It is widely used as a building material worldwide.

Why Seal Travertine?

Travertine is riddled with linked capillary channels that allow liquids to pass through. These porous channels behave like sponges, taking in liquids as well as dissolved salts and other solutes with time. Travertine, a very porous stone, absorbs liquids quite rapidly. Properly sealing your travertine and shell lock paver tiles provides various advantages.

When Should Travertine Tile Get a Sealer?

Travertine sealing is simple and should be done at installation and regularly – every 3 to 5 years, depending on use and activity, as well as the solutions used to clean your floors after use. Harsh chemicals, for example, might cause the sealer to wear away quickly.

Advantages of Sealing Travertine Pavers

Sealing pavers is a fantastic option that has many benefits. These pavers not only extend the life of your stone, but they also make it more resistant. Here are some of the most important reasons to use travertine paver sealers.

1 – Weather Protection

Unsealed travertine pavers may be damaged by the Florida sun and the salty air during the brutal summer months. During the rainy season, water may seep through the stone. When this water combines with the dust and sand in the stone, a mud puddle forms, which may contribute to cracks in the stone. Sealers keep dust and water from entering the pavers, hence preventing such complications.

2 – Weed and Mildew Protection

Moisture, dust, and the right temperature enable mildews and weeds to rise almost anywhere. It is recommended that you lock in all the joints with a high-quality poly joint sand before sealing. Without sealers, weeds sprout into the pavers and cause a lot of damage. By locking in all joints with high-quality sand and sealing the pavers, weeds and mildews still grow, but they don’t get in between the pavers and stay on the surface, making them convenient to get rid of.

3 – Protection against acidic substances

Travertine is a unique stone composed largely of calcium salts that react strongly with acidic things in nature. Even apparently innocuous meals such as drinks and fruit juice may damage them and leave a lasting stain on the surface. Sealers keep these contaminants from seeping into the surface, letting you clean it with a brush. The most commonly used sealers for safety against weak acids are granite sealers.

4 – Color Enhancement

Not only will sealing travertine flooring prevent fungal growth, but it will also bring out the inherent beauty of the stone. When we apply a sealer on the travertine, it takes on a sparkling, vibrant appearance. The sealant will cover the rock with a glossy layer, giving it a rich, fresh, and long-lasting look. If you have travertine in your outdoor spaces, the sealer will keep the colour of the stone from fading in the intense Florida weather.

5 – External Appearance

Sealers produce a layer on the surface of the pavers that reflects light, giving the stone a dazzling and glossy appearance. They shield the surface from stains like oil and grease. Sealers also keep the pavers’ colours from deteriorating. Now we know what you’re thinking… glossy means slippery! This is not a problem for the professionals at Walkway Management South Florida. Our sealing process is scientifically proven to be one of the most slip resistant finishes on the market.

6 – Water Damage Prevention

Due to the porous nature of travertine, water is absorbed into the pores of the paver, dissolving the salt inside the stone and eroding it. This is a common concern on pool decks and in restrooms. Sealers resist moisture and prevent it from being soaked, thus protecting the pavers from erosion.

7 – Enhanced Resilience and longevity

Sealants promote corrosion resistance and maintain lifespan. They prevent high-traffic pavers from damaged. They are responsible for extending the life of the stone.


We make travertine slip resistant by using our proven concentrated formula and technique applied by our trained technicians. We’ll do all the work; all you have to do is wait for it to dry!”

Walkway Management’s STOPSLIP travertine sealing process is very simple. First, we disinfect and clean the floor, this will eliminate any stains or dirt from the surface, ensuring that the stone will look great after the sealer is applied.

Then we treat the stone with special chemicals to prep it and ready it to receive the sealer. We then perform a light pressure wash with a degreaser to eliminate any acid or detergents that may have leached into the tile. All of this is necessary since travertine is a permeable stone.

Then we fill in all the joints with a high-quality joint sand to lock everything in. We’ll make sure that nothing is there that might damage or dull the rock.

After a deep clean and filling in of all joints with special sand, our professionals will then begin the sealing process with the anti-slip feature.

If you are ready to protect and beautify your floor with a travertine sealant, contact us today.

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