Sealing Travertine

  • Posted by: Troy Morgan

Travertine is a popular natural stone used in flooring, countertops, and other surfaces in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Although travertine is a durable and attractive material, it is also porous and can easily absorb water, stains, and other contaminants, which can damage the stone and affect its appearance over time. Sealing travertine is an effective way to protect it from damage and maintain its beauty for longer. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to seal travertine and some tips to keep it looking its best.

  1. Clean the travertine surface

Before sealing travertine, it’s important to clean it thoroughly to remove any dirt, debris, or stains that could interfere with the sealant. Use a pH-neutral stone cleaner. Better results are achieved with warm water but cold can be used. Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners, which can etch or scratch the stone.

  1. Let the surface dry

After cleaning, allow the travertine surface to dry before applying the sealer. It’s recommended to wait at least 24 hours before sealing in cooler climates but in warmer times you can seal sooner as long as no water is on the surface.

  1. Choose the right sealer

There are different types of sealers available for travertine, we recommend one of our penetrating sealers in Elite Guard or Elite Shield. Penetrating sealers absorb into the stone to provide deeper protection.




  1. Apply the sealer

Follow the Elite Guard or Elite Shield instructions for applying the sealer. In general, you’ll want to apply the sealer evenly with a brush, roller or low pressure sprayer. Be sure to cover the entire surface and avoid leaving any excess sealer on the surface. 2 coats are required.

  1. Let the sealer dry

After applying the sealer, allow it to dry completely before walking or placing any items on the surface. This typically takes 24 hours for curing.

  1. Maintain the sealed travertine

To keep your sealed travertine looking its best, avoid using harsh cleaners, acidic foods or drinks, or abrasive cleaning tools. Instead, use a pH-neutral cleaner and a soft, non-abrasive cloth to clean the surface regularly. Avoid exposing the surface to excessive heat or cold, and use coasters, mats, or trivets to protect the surface from scratches, spills, or stains.

Sealing your travertine can help protect it from damage and maintain its beauty for years to come. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your travertine surfaces stay looking their best.

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