Should I Seal my Travertine Pavers?
Updated: Oct 11, 2019
Although it is not necessary to seal travertine pavers, doing so will bring out the natural beauty and splendor of the travertine. Sealing may be preferred on a patio that is frequently used for entertaining, as it will protect against spills from food and wine, which may stain the Travertine. Some clients prefer to use a non-slip “shark skin” sealer to provide more traction to a chiseled paver on a driveway.
Advantages of sealing travertine pavers:
Sealing the pavers is also a good way to protect the stone against stains and mildew. Sealer that penetrates deep into the travertine’s pores will retain the stone’s natural texture while ensuring that stains don’t soak in and mildew won’t grow. If your travertine is on a pool deck where you frequently entertain guests, sealer will ensure that there’s minimal damage caused by accidental spills, from things like wine and soda.
Disadvantages of sealing travertine pavers:
Upkeep. A professional quality sealer will need to be reapplied every 5 years or so. Depending on the brand of the sealer, you may need to reapply every year or every other year. That being said, sealing is a very easy DIY task and you should be able to do it by yourself one afternoon.
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