I agree with Randy as we have had similar experience in regard to travertine floors.The soiling on a travetine surface generally lodges in the features on the face of the tile. General cleaning seems to just make it worse.Most travertines seem to be quite dense and we have seen little true staining issues.Lots of etching and soiling issues are the main issues.Cleaning with a steamer or rotary machine and using a good neutral ph cleaner seems to work very well.Our MB-1 has a ph of 9 which makes it a bit stronger than your average neutral cleaner.It does a pretty good job emulsifying soils and wont breakdown sealers.On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:27 PM, Randy Frye <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:We use to be against the steamer. The last couple of years we have been asking people whose floors look well cared for, but just need a little attention, what cleaning process they use. Almost everyone says that it is the steamer, and they all seam to love them. I personally don't think that the amount of steam produced and the speed they are sliding them across the floor really hurts anything. I believe if you keep the process simple, it's likely to be done more often. We present the pros and cons and the information we have heard about weakened sealers. If the owner wishes to use a steamer we let them make the final decision, but caution them to use it only after a thorough vacuuming is done.
Randy Frye, CEI Surface Pros
> On Jul 27, 2016, at 9:57 PM, Stuart Young <email@example.com> wrote:
> We are cleaning about 2000 sq. ft. of travertine. The wife wants to use a “shark” steamer to clean her floors. She says its very easy to handle. The husband disagrees, saying that the steam will weaken the seal (impregnator) on the stone. Any thoughts?
> Santa Fe Floor Care
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