Travertine Is The Perfect Stone Choice For Pool Areas In SW Florida

Tru-Clean Surface Care is one of the most referred natural stone cleaning, restoration, and polishing companies in SW Florida.  Our expert stone technicians are proud to be the “cleaner of choice” to many of our areas leading interior designers, stone retailers, contractors, and homeowners simply wanting a quality job at an honest price.

Tru-Clean Surface Care specializes in the cleaning, polishing, restoration, and sealing of travertine, granite, marble, and limestone surfaces.  From granite countertops to marble flooring, travertine pool, floor and shower areas, and natural limestone surfaces.

We can remove scratches and stains from natural stone, polish areas to a matte or high gloss surface (or anything in between), seal stone with a long-lasting, impregnating sealer, and hone surfaces to remove gouges or resurface.

Recently one of the readers of our blog emailed us a question asking if travertine tile is an excellent choice to be used around a pool area.  They are tired of their pavers and were considering travertine.

Our answer is yes, travertine tiles are beautiful and come in a variety of patterns and colors.  While travertine is porous, just like all natural stone, a quality sealing will protect its good looks for years to come.

Travertine is also:

  • A good insulator. Cement, ceramic, and porcelain tiles can get ridiculously hot under SW Florida’s blazing sun.  Switching to travertine eliminates this problem because this natural stone reflects the heat from sun rays while absorbing the cool of the ground underneath it. Even on the hottest day of summer, homeowners will not burn their toes, and travertines cooler surface will cut down on some poolside crying from youngsters and any four-letter words from adults.
  • Travertine is slip-proof. Aside from being cool to the touch, travertine pavers have another advantage: You won’t have to worry about falling on your rear end with them in place. Due to the porous quality of the stone’s surface, water is absorbed, preventing any hazardous puddles from forming around your pool deck. If you have kids, this safe surface is a definite perk. Water inevitably splashes across a pool deck, so having a slip-free playing ground can give parents some peace of mind.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and a seven-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.  In addition, we are Stone Pro Certified and a surpHaces Certified Pro Partner.

For more information about our travertine, marble, granite or limestone cleaning and restoration services, please visit us online at or call us anytime 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.

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