Terrazzo Cleaning and Restoration
Since terrazzo is extremely durable, it can last for decades and can be restored to its original beauty minimizing cost and facility downtime. The restoration of terrazzo is performed with low impact machines in a rigorous, multi-step process. This step-by-step process can be performed in small or large areas at a time depending on the needs of the facility owner. When finished, the terrazzo will be restored to its original shine. It's an incredible transformation!
What to expect in the Terrazzo restoration process:
- Initial grinding
- Cleaning and Sealing
Maintaining a new restored Terrazzo floor
To keep your floors in proper condition, we recommend following daily maintenance procedures and to refrain from waxing your terrazzo floors. Wax is commonly used on terrazzo and ensures the floor remains high-lustre with the required slip coefficient (resistance). However, its removal and reapplication can reduce the life of a terrazzo floor. Wax strippers tend to have either a high alkaline or acid base.
Weekly damp mop a lightly soiled terrazzo floor with a neutral PH cleaner. Heavily soiled floors should be scrubbed with a mechanical buffing machine and a neutral PH cleaner. Mop up all residue with clean water before the floor dries. Allow the terrazzo floor to dry and buff with a dry brush.
Disadvantages of a Terrazzo floor
Though EXTREMELY durable Terrazzo flooring does have a disadvantage. One of the disadvantages of terrazzo is that the surface does not retain heat well during the winter months, making the floor feeling a very cold. Unless you have a heat insulator beneath the terrazzo, this may cause discomfort to those who walk across the floor barefoot, which is an unlikely application but should be noted, nonetheless.