Be honest, are you one of those people who think that Terrazzo Restoration Can’t be achieved or terrazzo repolished and should be covered over or taken up?
I mean, how many times have you turned up on a job only to find Terrazzo flooring throughout the building that is most likely dulled, stained, and full of boreholes from counters or maybe carpet tacks.
On first sight it may seem like a huge task to restore it. But restoring Terrazzo to its former glory needn’t be a complete pain if you get the right contractor.
Firstly, Terrazzo is a compound mixture of Granite, Marble and often times Limestone chippings encased in either a concrete or epoxy mix. Knowing the difference between all these components is the first step to determining what is the best course of restorative action to take.
There are a variety of materials should be chosen as well as the factors that should be considered for each individual project. Not everybody patches holes the way we do, we mix Marble chippings and concrete to apply the correct stonemasons Terrazzo patch which gives a very good finish that is hardly noticeable when done correctly. This is all part of the professional Terrazzo restoration process.
When we are chosen for a project we offer a full service that includes crack and chip repairs, lippage removal and floor levelling, grinding honing and repolishing, applying an appropriate sealant according to the traffic the floor will take after restoration. We even leave the correct cleaning and maintenance regime for the clients afterwards.
While I’m on the matter it’s important to get the right cleaning agent for Terrazzo post-Restoration. There are thousands of products on the market that profess to clean Stone such as marble granite and Terrazzo.
Most of them are just high alkaline cleaning agents that are used on everything from vinyls to plastics and glass to stone. If you’re going to use any of these products to clean floors simply use shower gel and save a lot of money on fancy non-affective products.
We manufacture and sell Terrazzo Stonesoap here is a link to the product. Our stone soap in a bucket of warm water will and get the grim up from the surface sufficiently and can also leave an invisible coating on the surface that will help with spillage protection.
When we polish Terrazzo the system involves grinding down a nano millimetre of the floor. This removes any micro chips, discolouration or stained Terrazzo from the surface and exposes a fresh, bright layer effectively starting from scratch.
The amount of shine left on the surface after polishing should be even and an offer an anti-slip property. Terrazzo restoration and polishing will bring out a beautiful even Sheen in your surface and there is no reason why with proper maintenance this can’t last forever.
So in conclusion, knowing the correct procedure to proper upkeep is as important as the initial Terrazzo restoration process. It is important to dry dust mop the surface a couple of times a week. Dust and grit can be the killer of any stone surface and to also is no different.
Also, make sure you have good dust control mats at door entrances.
Thank you for reading this if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us on 01707 661182.