Terrazzo flooring is seen everywhere, but you might never notice how beautiful it can be when it is dulled and dirty. Many commercial properties have terrazzo, but homeowners can enjoy this kind of flooring in their kitchens and bathrooms. Unfortunately, many people do not know that terrazzo flooring requires more than polish to make it look amazing.
Once upon a time, terrazzo was popular beyond imaging. That was in the 1950s. Yet, as with many trends, terrazzo lost its favor with the masses and was soon covered with laminates and carpeting. These days, terrazzo is regaining its past popularity for many reasons. First, it’s unique. The distinct designs and colors make terrazzo flooring both retro and elegant. Plus, it’s sustainable and easily maintained when you know what you’re doing.
But what is terrazzo?
The material is a combination of marble and binding ingredients, giving it that multi-faceted look. There are all kinds of colors and patterns, including checkerboard flooring that uses both black and white marble chips.
When properly maintained, terrazzo is one of the best flooring options for high-traffic areas, including school hallways, hospitals, airports, restaurants, stores, hotels, and even small businesses. Over time, the natural luster of the marble chips in the flooring will start to lose their luster. Similar to marble, terrazzo is prone to scratching and etching, which results in dulled patches that are rough to the touch. This is due to the fact that marble itself is highly porous and softer than some other types of stone.
No one wants to see a dirty floor, especially if you are trying to make a fabulous first impression on customers or want to entertain in your home.
So, how do you get the shine back? You hire a professional team like the Marble Guys for a terrazzo polishing service.
There is a lot of misinformation out there that discusses various terrazzo polishing services and techniques. However, not all methods are going to get you the look you desire. Watch out of services that clean the floor with strippers, abrasive scrubbers, and cheap wax. When terrazzo is not properly maintained or cleaned with too harsh a cleaner, the coatings will wear away more quickly, and the floor will look dirtier faster. Coatings also yellow, flake, and trap grime underneath.
Terrazzo flooring needs to be polished in the same way marble tiles would be polished—with grinding pads and sealants.
Because our team is dedicated to quality, it may take a few days to complete the project. If you need a larger scale polishing completed, such as for a large commercial building, expect it to take several days to finish. The process we use to polish terrazzo flooring is proven effective for releasing dirt, smoothing scratches, brightening up the floor, and protecting it with proper stone sealer to keep it looking cleaner for longer.
We will bring skilled team members who work methodically and quietly with specialized tools and cleaning supplies. In the event we need to replace or repair any section of your terrazzo flooring, we will use stone of the same color. At the end of the polishing process, we apply a sealer that inhibits future stains.
Want to preserve the new look of your restored terrazzo floors? If you schedule a routine maintenance with us, you will extend the life of your floors with every polishing session.
If you’re tired of looking at dull and dirty-looking terrazzo, then it is time to bring in the professionals. The Marble Guys have the experience and the tools needed to make the terrazzo shine like new. By committing to maintain your flooring, you are also committing to the attractiveness of your property, as well as the health and safety of your environment.
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