Introduction to Terrazzo Floor Restoration

Terrazzo in its original form is a unique flooring material created by exposing marble chips and aggregates on the surface of concrete or a variation of epoxy resin. It is a composite material that is used for flooring, tiles, countertops and wall treatments.

The surface is polished repeatedly to produce a smooth finish. Terrazzo flooring’s history leads back to the Roman times which has meant that this floor type has an enviable reputation for durability, aesthetic appeal and ease of maintenance.

Terrazzo floors are a high quality and heavy duty alternative more frequently used internally. Its extreme durability means that it is a popular for use in commercial settings such as shopping centres, hospitals and supermarkets.

Terrazzo is a type of flooring material composed of marble chips, granite or glass set in concrete or epoxy. It is used in interior and exterior flooring applications, and can be polished for a smooth, glossy finish. Terrazzo is used for commercial and residential flooring applications and is low-maintenance and long-lasting.

Terrazzo floor restoration can be a difficult job, but it is not impossible. If the floor is beyond repair, you may need to replace it. However, before doing so, you should assess the condition of the floor. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be able to restore the terrazzo without the need to replacement. 

The best way to restore a terrazzo floor is to hire a professional. They can assess the condition of the floor and determine the best course of action. If replacement is necessary, they can properly remove the old floor and replace it with a new one. If restoration is needed, professionals can perform various procedures such as sanding, grinding, and polishing, in order to restore the floor to its original condition. They can also seal the floor in order to protect it from further damage, and apply a finish that will give the floor a polished and professional look.

Why Consider a Terrazzo Floor?

  • It is extremely hard wearing
  • Its design can be tailored to match colour schemes
  • It is easy to clean and maintain to a hygienic standard
  • Its lifespan will be longer than other types of hard floors

The restoration process for Terrazzo is exhaustive and the success of the results depend heavily on experience of working with this beautiful stone.

We are able to offer a comprehensive service for restoration and possible extensive repair work that may be required. Loose stone chippings may need filling and your Terrazzo floor may have become dull over years of heavy foot traffic.

This tile type responds excellently to our diamond grinding and polishing process. The natural stone chippings can be polished and then treated with a penetrative stone sealer. This protects the restored floor from future staining and discolouration.

From this point we aim to leave our clients well-educated in how best to approach routine cleaning to keep the floor looking at its best. This offers the hygienically clean surface that is often required in the environments where these exquisite floors are fitted.

If you would like to arrange a survey to complete our trade-respected Terrazzo cleaning process we invite you to call our staff on 0800 232 1138.

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Specification For The Restoration & Sealing of Natural Stone

1. Room Preparation

Due to Health & safety and insurance restriction, we respectfully ask you to move all furniture and breakable items. Our craftsmen will then carefully protect skirting Boards and wall coverings, using low tack tape, waterproof plastic or waxed paper.

2. Dry Mop

Dry mopping all of areas to be treated.

3. Vacuum floor

Power vacuuming using HEPA filtration vacuum cleaners ensuring the removal of loose dirt, sand and dust. Making sure all the edges is dust free using edge nozzles.

4. Deep Cleaning / Stripper

Application of our unique Wax & Residue Remover stripping solution which will break down And remove seal/polish build-ups. Then using various grades of brushes / pads and agitation machinery We clean deep down in to the surface. Followed by, pressurized water extraction using enclosed spinning heads, providing unrivalled cleaning results.

5. Stone Neutralization

Application of our Natural Stone Rinse, rinse this will neutralise the floor ready for further.

6. Drying

We install turbo dryers to speed dry the floors.

7. Sealing

Application of unique stone sealing treatments –Natural Stone Sealer, Natural Stone Sealer contain a blend of Acrylic polymers and Co-polymer Resins (resin technology). The stone seals binds to the stone, applies a protective, hard wearing and extremely durable natural finish. This Process enhances the stone, allow to breath naturally, and assist in keeping the surface free from daily dirt and grease build up.

8. Benefits

As every stone surface is different and hard floor / walls can be high maintenance, Having the stone impregnated from day one will protect your investment. Anyfloor will continue to assist you with your floor maintenance ,we will advise yourself of the correct product to use.