Travertine, Marble and Granite Flooring Care in SW Florida

Beautiful Travertine Floor – Before and After Cleaning


Natural stone countertops are beautiful, luxurious, and if cared for properly will last a lifetime.  Our tile and grout cleaning professionals are experts in the cleaning and repair of travertine, granite, limestone and other natural stone surfaces and are often asked for advice on how to care for them.

Weekly we will post some of the more frequently asked questions along with an answer to help you make informed decisions on the best care practices for your natural stone surfaces.

Question:  Do I need to have my granite countertops sealed? I have heard so many conflicting answers.

Answer:  There is a straightforward way to tell if your granite, marble or limestone countertops or floors need to be sealed. Take a drop of water and place it on the stone. Wait about two minutes and blot up the water. If the water left a dark mark, indicating that the stone absorbed the water, it must be sealed.

Do keep in mind, however, that sealing a stone is done to give you more time to clean up a spill, so staining agents are less likely to be absorbed. Sealing will not protect the surface of calcite based (e.g., marble, limestone, travertine, onyx, and some granite) countertops from damage caused by acidic liquids. So, even though your countertops are sealed, you will still want to take care to use coasters and avoid acid based cleaners.

Tru-Clean is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For all of your travertine, marble, ceramic, porcelain or other hard surface needs, please do not hesitate to give Tru-Clean a call anytime.  We offer free estimates, and our services are backed by one of the most robust guarantees in the industry.

For more information about Tru-Clean, please visit us online at or call us any time at 239-541-4888.

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Tru-Clean services the hard surface cleaning needs of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Useppa, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Alva, Buckingham, Matlacha, Bokeelia and Saint James City Florida.