I have some gorgeous Travertine tile in my kitchen, breakfast area, hall, laundry room and both bathrooms. I love it, but it was starting to look really bad.
Dark and not at all like I remembered it when we moved in.
I mop this with hot soapy water every single week, but that just wasn't enough apparently. Plus, if it was sealed, I don't think it was done really well, because it had tons of dirt in the pigment of the tile.
See what I mean, this is really disgusting.
Now believe me, this has been mopped and should be clean, but obviously it's not. Tons of dirt in all the crevices of this tile.
I got a couple of quotes to have it cleaned, but that seemed really high to me.
Both quotes came in around $300.
Since this is a no-spend October, I thought I would see what I could do. Mopping didn't work, but how about a little cleanser and a scrub brush.
Look at the upper left hand corner, see that's where I havn't cleaned yet.
See the tile and the grout lines, how gross is that.
This took me almost a week to do all these areas.
I just did a small area every day, that way I didn't over-do.
Now that they are done I am going to apply a new sealer, I just don't know what.
it really is pretty,
and now that it is clean, I want to protect it.
I have been researching on line to learn about different sealers. I don't have a clue at this point.
Do any of you have a good one that you've tried. I would love to hear about it.
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