What Steps Are Involved in the Sealing of My Travertine Pavers?

Travertine is both durable and beautiful, and you can best preserve its beauty when you have it sealed. Sealing your stone brings out its natural colors, not to mention that since this is a porous type of stone, it will be better protected. If you’re wondering about the travertine sealing process, keep reading.

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What Steps Are Involved in the Sealing of My Travertine Pavers?

Clean Pavers

We will first begin by cleaning your pavers. The right preparation is often neglected but so crucial to the end result. During the initial cleaning, we will also remove any wax coating that may already be on the pavers. We always make sure to use a non-acidic solution to prevent damaging any of the tiles.

From there, we proceed with a thorough clean to get rid of dirt and dust particles, involving vacuuming and a deep clean with an alkaline cleanser. 

Choosing the Sealant

Leave it to our expertise and knowledge to pick the right sealant for your tiles. Unfortunately, not all sealants are made equally. In fact, the average sealant might damage your tiles.

This is why you need something made specifically for travertine. We have the right professional options to prevent skidding and stop any possible staining without damaging your pavers.

We have three types of options to choose from. This ranges from enhancing sealers, which improve the shine, impregnating sealers, for extra durability, to topical sealers, which are mostly used to improve the overall shine of your tiles.

Applying the Sealant

At this point, we’re ready to get started. We’ll begin by working from a small corner and moving outward.

This is where it gets tricky for homeowners who try to do it themselves because that sealant needs to be applied properly for it to work as it should. We know how to smooth the sealant out with a soft cloth, and when to move on to the next section of tiles. We work to make sure that everything is spread evenly for the first layer.

Layer Two

Yes, you need more than one layer of sealant, so once we have all of your floor covered, we can move on to layer two. We’ll wait about half an hour before applying that second layer just like the first one.

From here, we’ll mop up any excess sealer to give your floor a nice finish and to get it prepared for drying.


We’ve cleaned up the travertine, and now—we wait. Our job is just about done by this point, but we’ll provide you with instructions to ensure that the sealant stays in good condition and that you don’t ruin the flooring in the meantime.

This means staying off your flooring for 48 hours before you step on it again. Once it’s completely dry, you can check it by dropping a few little droplets of water on it. They should bead off instead of absorbing into the tiles.


As travertine sealing experts, we know how to apply sealant to your travertine pavers properly. It’s vital to achieve an even coat, ensure every corner is covered and that multiple layers are applied. Just let us know what type of sealant you want to use, and we’ll get started to keep your pavers looking beautiful and well preserved.