Care & Maintenace Stone Surfaces 2016 - Page 12

CARE & MAINTENANCE TRAVERTINE Travertine, a type of limestone, can be left in its natural state, with no polishing. Travertine is a sedimentary rock formed from calcareous remains of plants and animals or precipitated from solution. It is natural Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) and will yield lime when heated. Varies in hardness. Etched by acids. Porous with many visible holes, often filled with epoxy. Polishing powders tend to accumulate in the holes and can make clean-up difficult. Because it is soft and has epoxy-filled holes, it should never be cleaned at pressures above 800 PSI and then only if the g ][B\H; [[\H[ۙ][ۋ]\[H\]YHXY[Y[ٝ[[ZXKXY X\YX[[[ZX[[[] Xܘ›[[\\]ZY[\[ܙHX\[HZ[Y[X\K\YܙK][]\[H[H][܈X][B\Y]H\HYXK]\[H[ۛBHX[Y]H]][܈Z[[[[KX\YX[\]\[H[H\Y܈[\]] X[Y[Y ]\X\Hܘ][] ]ܚ[܈; ܚ[X\ܚY\[X[\X\ˈ\ۙHY[\›[\X[\X\[XZ\[HY[[ܙHX[\˜[Z\KH\XH; [\\܈]\[HۙH\K[]\[\\H\XHوH\YY; [\ۛHH\\\\˂]\[H[]H\XZ܈; [\\Έ\Y [JKۙY X]JK\Y[[XY ^\Y\X\KH\Hو; [\][H]\[H[]\Z[Hœ[HH\XH[KH[[[ۈ; [\܂]\[H\ۙY