Do Travertine Pavers Need to be Sealed?

Travertine pavers are popular in Melbourne for patios, outdoor paving, and pool surrounds. They are durable, naturally beautiful and versatile. Many homeowners are unsure if they need to seal their travertine pavers, and we are often asked, do travertine pavers need to be sealed?

The short answer is yes, travertine pavers do need to be sealed. Travertine is a porous stone, which means it can absorb moisture and stains easily. Sealing your travertine pavers will help protect them from damage caused by exposure to water, chemicals, and other outdoor elements. It will also help enhance their natural beauty and prolong their lifespan.

When sealing your travertine pavers, not all sealers are created equal. Some sealers can make your pavers slippery, which can be dangerous around pools or other wet areas.

Why Travertine Pavers Need to be Sealed

Travertine pavers sealed by Clean Seal Australia

Travertine pavers are porous and, like most natural stones, can absorb water, dirt, and other substances easily. This can lead to staining, discolouration, and damage over time. Here are some reasons why sealing your travertine pavers is essential:

Protection Against Stains and Discolouration

Sealing your travertine pavers can protect them from stains and discolouration caused by spills, dirt, pool chemicals, tree leaves and other debris. Sealing helps prevent liquids and other materials from penetrating the stone’s pores. This makes it easier to clean and maintain your pavers over time.

Increased Durability

Sealing your travertine pavers can also increase their durability and resistance to wear and tear. The sealant helps to protect the pavers from scratches, cracks, and other forms of damage caused by foot traffic, weather, and other environmental factors. This can help your pavers last longer and maintain their natural beauty over time.

Enhancing the Natural Beauty of the Stone

Sealing your travertine pavers can also enhance the natural beauty of the stone without changing the stone’s appearance. At Clean Seal Australia, we recommend using a penetrating sealer rather than a topical sealer for the safety and longevity of your travertine.

How to Seal Travertine Pavers

Water beads on travertine pavers after sealing

Sealing your travertine pavers is important to maintain their natural beauty and durability. Here are some steps to follow when sealing your travertine pavers:

Clean Your Travertine Pavers Before Sealing

Before sealing your travertine pavers, you need to clean them thoroughly.

  1. Remove any debris from the surface of the pavers using a broom or leaf blower.
  2. Use a pressure washer to remove any dirt or grime from the surface of the pavers. Be careful not to use too much pressure as this can damage the pavers.
  3. Use a mild detergent and water to scrub the surface of the pavers with a soft-bristled brush. Rinse thoroughly with water.
  4. Allow the pavers to dry completely before sealing.

Once your travertine pavers are clean and dry, you can begin sealing them. There are two types of sealers: topical sealers and penetrating sealers.

Penetrating or impregnating sealers fill up the pores of the stones, providing protection against stains and weathering and is our recommended choice at Clean Seal Australia.

When applying the sealer, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Apply the sealer evenly using a brush or roller, and allow it to dry completely before walking on the pavers. If you’d prefer professional

What is the Best Sealer for Travertine Pavers?

When it comes to sealing travertine pavers, it is important to choose the right sealer to ensure the best protection and longevity. There are several types of sealers available in the market, but not all are suitable for travertine pavers. Here are some of the best sealers for travertine pavers:

Penetrating Sealers

Penetrating sealers are the most popular choice for sealing travertine pavers. This sealer penetrates deep into the stone’s pores, creating a barrier that repels water, oil, and other contaminants. Penetrating sealers are available in both water-based and solvent-based formulations. Water-based penetrating sealers are eco-friendly with low volatile organic compounds (VOC) and are our preferred choice at Clean Seal.

Topical Sealers

Topical sealers are another option for sealing travertine pavers. This type of sealer sits on top of the stone, forming a protective layer that repels water and other contaminants. At Clean Seal Australia, we choose not to use topical sealers, as they can create a slippery surface when wet, can wear down with foot traffic, and overall are inferior to penetrating sealers.

Book Travertine Paver Cleaning and Sealing with Clean Seal Australia

At Clean Seal Australia, we provide expert paver cleaning, sealing, and restoration services for all types of stone pavers, including travertine. We understand the importance of maintaining the natural beauty of your travertine pavers and protecting them from stains and damage.

Our team of professionals use only the highest quality products and equipment to ensure that your travertine pavers are cleaned and sealed to perfection.

When you book our services, we will start by thoroughly cleaning your travertine pavers to remove any dirt, grime, or stains that may have accumulated over time. We use specialised cleaning products designed to care for natural stone, to ensure your pavers are cleaned safely and effectively without causing any damage.

Once your pavers are clean, we will apply a high-quality sealer to protect them from future stains and damage. Our sealers are designed to penetrate deep into the pores of the travertine to create a protective barrier that repels water, oil, and other substances that can cause stains or damage.

At Clean Seal Australia, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and quality. We take pride in our work and strive to exceed your expectations with every job we do. Contact us today to book your travertine paver cleaning and sealing service and experience the difference that our expertise and professionalism can make.

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