Travertine and Marble Etching: What it is and Why You Should Call Tru-Clean Surface Care

Ugly, Splotchy Stains on your Stones Surface That Won’t Come Out?

Travertine, granite, and marble are popular choices for flooring, countertops, and other surfaces due to their beauty and durability. However, these natural stones are NOT immune to damage; one common issue is etching.

Natural Stone etching occurs when an acidic substance comes into contact with the stone’s surface and removes a small layer of its material. This can leave the surface dull, splotchy, and discolored, affecting its appearance and value.

Various substances, including fruit juices, vinegar, red wine, toothpaste, and many cleaning products, can cause etching. It’s essential to prevent etching, such as using coasters, avoiding harsh cleaning products, and sealing the surface as a stone care professional recommends. If etching has already occurred, however, it’s essential to take action to restore the surface to its original beauty.

Tip:  When cleaning natural stone surfaces, be careful and only use professional-grade products to guard against etching while keeping your stone looking its very best.

This is where Tru-Clean Surface Care comes in. As experts in surface restoration and cleaning, we can revive travertine, marble, granite etching, and other surface problems with the latest equipment and techniques. Our technicians are trained to work with a variety of surfaces to restore their appearance to their original beauty.

At Tru-Clean Surface Care, we understand the value of your stone surfaces better than most and the importance of preserving their beauty and durability. We use only the highest quality products and equipment to clean, restore, and protect your surfaces. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is unmatched in SW Florida, and we are confident that you will be satisfied with the results of our services.

Tru-Clean Surface Care restores tens of thousands of feet of natural stone surfaces for clients annually. We are certified by the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a Stone PRO Professional, and a Certified surpHaces PRO Partner. We know stone!

In addition to our national certifications, Tru-Clean Surface Care is A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information about natural stone etching and our host of stone cleaning, polishing, and sealing services, please visit us online at or check us out on Facebook at  You can also reach us at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island, or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida.

If you have natural stone surfaces, including granite, marble, and travertine, in your home or business and are concerned about etching, it’s time to call Tru-Clean Surface Care. Contact us today to schedule a FREE estimate and take the first step towards a beautiful and durable natural stone surface.

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